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by Joannie Ham
7 years ago
A Brief History of Potatoes

Trace the potato's history from its ancient origins among the Inca to the Irish Potato Famine to the now ubiquitous russet variety.

by Joannie Ham
7 years ago
Mercury in HFCS

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is the most common sweetener in the US. Unfortunately, it may contain an added and unwanted element, mercury. What to do? Switch to organic, naturally sweetened products, of course. Not so fast, they may contain another toxic element, arsenic. Perhaps the best choice is to follow Michael Pollan's advice - eat all the junk food you want as long as it's homemade.

by Joannie Ham
7 years ago
Nutritious and Delicious Cruciferous Vegetables

Credit: Rachel Ham Cruciferous, brassica, cole - all are terms that refer to the same family of vegetables, the cabbages. Cruciferous comes from the Latin for cross, crux, since many of these vegetables have a cross-shaped flower with four equal petals. Brassica also comes from Latin; it's the word for...

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