Talia Ralph

extreme diet

This Man Survives on Exactly Zero Glasses of Water a Day

Peter Filak—a former nurse and a current cam model—doubts the very premise of hydration, claiming to have not taken a sip of water since 2012. He hopes to reach 150 years old.
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urban farming

A Temporary Urban Farm Grows in Brooklyn

On the former site of Williamsburg's Domino Sugar Factory, a group of urban farmers are tending to a unique project: an edible garden with planned obsolescence.
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Food Addiction Is Real, Rock-Bottom Pain

Though many people have unhealthy relationships with food to varying degrees, managing true food addiction can be as difficult as battling a serious substance abuse problem.
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There's Not Enough Sustainable Beef in the World to Feed Your Fast-Food Addiction

Earlier this year, McDonald's pledged to start sourcing sustainable beef for its burgers. But what does that even mean? With beef prices at record highs and no agreed-upon definition, “sustainable beef” ending up in your Big Mac anytime soon seems a...
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Seriously Though, Why Are All These Salmonella Outbreaks Happening?

Lately, the news seems to be clogged up with stinky situations: salmonella outbreaks. But how and why do these outbreaks occur, and who is to blame for our intestinal disasters, especially with the Food Safety Modernization Act in play?
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Hold Onto Your Bowels, There's a Salmonella Chia Seed Outbreak

This month’s latest food-poisoning outbreak that’s sweeping North America isn't being pinned on shoddy restaurant hygiene practices.
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Hey Canada, Why Don't You Have Food Stamps?

I'm a Canadian ex-pat living the US, and have noticed something strange: My homeland is missing any formal nutrition assistance programs at the federal or provincial level—it doesn’t even have a plan to feed kids at school, regardless of income.
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food politics

Your Burger Could Be the Next Big Terrorist Target

Since September 11th, 2001, the US government has been focused on preventing another terrorist attack. But while there's a huge focus on anti-terrorism efforts, our food supply is one of the most vulnerable infrastructures at risk.
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