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How to Read Misleading Food Labels

By Michael Dregni

Healthwashing, greenwashing, and humanewashing are Big Food marketing trickery. This handy glossary of labeling terms explains what they mean — and don’t mean.

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New USDA “Bioengineered” Food Label: What You Need to Know

By Casie Leigh Lukes

Here are some of the loopholes and exemptions you might know about.

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How to Find Sustainable Seafood

By Heidi Wachter

Fish offers a host of health benefits, but pollution, overfishing, and human-rights abuses have muddied the waters. Learn how to make more sustainable choices.

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13 Global Condiments to Use

By Camille Berry

Explore an array of international condiments and sauces — and get ideas for experimenting with them in your next meal.

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5 Reasons to Opt for a CSA This Summer

By Laurel Kallenbach

Buying a share of a local farm’s harvest offers more than fresh, seasonal produce. It supports your community.

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Are Plant-Based Meats Truly More Sustainable?

By Michael Dregni

The answer, it seems, is complex.

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Sioux Chef Sean Sherman on the Importance of Indigenous Food

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Native chef Sean Sherman is striving to decolonize America’s idea of food.

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4 Endangered Foods

By Michael Dregni

The climate crisis is threatening the foods we love. Here’s what we can do about it.

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Tastemaker: Q&A With Padma Lakshmi

By Lori Berger

The Top Chef host and best-selling author Padma talks about her passion for immigrant cultures and their food stories — and the joys of eating more adventurously.

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The Wild World of Fermentation: Q&A With Sandor Katz

By Marco Dregni

The author and “fermentation revivalist” talks about fermented soybeans, turmeric-infused pickles, and living with HIV.

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The Joy of Eating

By Experience Life Staff

Small, satisfying food moments can bring big, valuable pleasure to our lives.

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Our Favorite Sustainable Spices

By Experience Life Staff

High-quality, fair-trade seasonings that make everything taste better.

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6 Tips for Sourcing High-Quality, Fair-Trade Spices

By Helen Martineau

If you want to buy fresh seasonings grown by farmers who are treated fairly, keep these suggestions in mind.

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The Story of Spices

By Helen Martineau

Prized as global commodities for centuries, spices are experiencing a renaissance. Our experts explain how to source high-quality, fair-trade products to use in your own kitchen.

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5 Ancient Wheat Grains to Try

By Stephanie Soucheray

Some people with gluten sensitivities find some ancient wheat grains easier to digest. Here are five to try.

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Alejandra Blanco’s Favorite Family-Style Ceviche

By Life Time

Follow the step-by-step instructions to make Life Time team member Alejandra’s mother’s ceviche recipe yourself at home.

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11 Ancient Grains to Try

By Stephanie Soucheray

What are ancient grains, and why should we eat them? Read on for expert advice on how to broaden your whole-grain horizons.

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9 Ways to Expand Your Palate

By Camille Berry

Experimenting with what you put on your plate can open you up to new flavors — and even help you find ways to enjoy foods you’ve previously avoided.

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How Can I Waste Less Food in the Kitchen?

By Hayley Arnet

Get inspired to reduce, reuse, and regrow your produce at home.

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Can Regenerative Agriculture Save Us?

By Elizabeth Millard

Why nourishing topsoil, raising healthier animals, and growing more nutrient-dense crops and produce is critical to the future of food — and the planet.

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The Happier Happy Hour:
6 Alcohol-Free Drinks

By Experience Life Staff

Sophisticated sips without the alcohol.

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