October 22, 2012
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Nutrition News: Organic Produce Found More Nutritious, Sleep Deprivation Hinders Weight Loss, and more…

That Stanford study on organic food that caused such a ruckus? Some researchers at Newcastle University in England found contrary evidence in a similar study - namely, that organic produce is more nutritious. (New York Times)

Missing out on a full night's sleep affects more than your energy and your immune system. Research reveals that our fat cells also become metabolically groggy, meaning that sleep deprivation can make losing weight even more difficult and may even contribute to obesity. (CNN)

Jared Koch, 2005 graduate and founder of Clean Plates, weighs in on our intimate, but dysfunctional relationship with food, as part of a new series, "Conscious Palate" for Take Part.

Americans eat their weight - and more - in genetically modified food each year. That's no surprise, considering that 95% of sugar beets, 93% of soybeans and 88% of corn grown in the US are genetically engineered. Little to nothing is known about the long terms effects of GMOs on our health, which coupled with the quantity we consume, provides a solid argument for the labeling of genetically modified foods. (Civil Eats)

The junk food industry in Australia has failed to meet its promises of "self-regulation." The issue is that of airing junk food and beverage ads during peak hours of children's television programming and has the public asking, can we count on big food companies to hold themselves accountable? (Sydney Morning Herald)

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It's time to take Monsanto to court - the Supreme Court. The company's hardline approach to the ownership of its seeds has long caused contention among farmers, and the monopolizing effects of such policies will be looked into later this year (or early next year). (NPR)

Follow IIN student Kerri Axelrod, as she her chronicles her experience as a 20-something - and her alternative education at Integrative Nutrition - in the series "Generation Stuck". (WBUR)

We know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for our health, but what if you learned it could significantly boost your mood? A recent study suggests that upping your intake of fresh produce can dramatically change your disposition - for the better. (The Atlantic)

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