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McDonald's Salad Worse Than a Double Big Mac

Canadian kale salad offers more calories, salt, and fat: CBC

(Newser) - The CBC has uncovered a great example of why you should always read nutritional labels: A kale salad McDonald's is serving in Canada contains more calories than a Double Big Mac. The "Keep Calm, Caesar On" salad—made with lettuce, baby kale, crispy chicken, and Asiago Caesar dressing—... More »

1 Dead in Listeria Outbreak Tied to Packaged Lettuce

Some Dole salads are recalled

(Newser) - Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The CDC said 12 people in six states have been hospitalized in the outbreak since July after eating salads sold under the names Dole, Fresh... More »

Don't Order That Salad

It's 'overrated,' Tamar Haspel writes

(Newser) - Next time you think about ordering a salad at a restaurant, consider this: It's probably not the healthiest choice for either you or the planet, writes Tamar Haspel in the Washington Post . According to one nutritional value index, lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, and celery are some of the lowest-ranking foods... More »

Astronauts to Chow Down on First Food Grown in Space

Today's ISS salad comes with romaine lettuce and a citric-acid-sanitizer dressing

(Newser) - In May, the first fresh cup of coffee was brewed on the International Space Station. Today, ISS astronauts will enjoy another fresh debut: a meal made with the first food grown in outer space. On the menu will be a salad made out of microgravity-grown romaine lettuce, washed with a... More »

Man Who Raised $55K for Potato Salad Throws Big Party

Zack Brown funnels money into charities, too

(Newser) - An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a huge public party yesterday that promised "peace, love and potato salad." PotatoStock 2014 was held in downtown Columbus and featured bands, food trucks, beer... More »

Potato Salad Project on Kickstarter Raises $17K

Zack Brown says potato salad isn't 'mean or snarky'

(Newser) - Zack Brown's Kickstarter project started with the modest goal of $10—and blossomed into an Internet darling that's already worth over $17,000. The project? A potato salad, of course. "I'm making potato salad," wrote Brown on Kickstarter . "Basically I'm just making potato... More »

90 Tons of Salad Recalled

Trader Joe's affected after 26 people sickened with E. coli

(Newser) - More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. coli linked to its products, federal health officials said yesterday. Glass Onion Catering is recalling approximately 181,620 pounds... More »

8 'Health' Foods That Aren't So Healthy

Vitamin Water packs a lot more than just vitamins

(Newser) - Sure, an apple is a nutrient-filled snack, but so is a chocolate-chip peanut butter energy bar, right? Cracked blows the whistle on eight tasty "health" foods that actually aren't so good for our heath:
  1. Vitamin Water: As if the fact that it's owned by Coca-Cola isn't enough of a
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Foods Most Likely to Make You Sick

(Newser) - From spinach to peanut butter, consumers have weathered plenty of food scares recently. So the Center for Science in the Public Interest combed through CDC data to identify the foods most likely to harbor foodborne illness. Starting with the most dangerous:
  1. Leafy greens: Your salad could easily be coated in
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How We Get bin Laden: KFC's New Double Down

It's a bacon and cheese sandwich, except with fried chicken instead of bread!

(Newser) - Fed up with all haute cuisine? Foodie babble? An organic garden at the White House? KFC looks to have just what you need in the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich in which the bread is replaced by fried chicken fillets! “Forget food porn,” Scott Gold writes... More »

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