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Your Day in Health: December 3

Fast Company: This Is The First USDA-Certified Organic Fast Food Restaurant

"'Fast food can be good food,' says Erica Welton, founder of Organic Coup, and a former buyer for Costco, who watched the transformation of the grocery aisle over the last decade and thought more of the same thing needed to happen in restaurants." Read full story.

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WSJ: Food Makers Try Higher-Tech Labels Amid Calls for Transparency

"Hershey, which announced its use of SmartLabel last month, said it provides the chance to explain what certain ingredients, like the common emulsifier soy lecithin, are and why they are necessary … The SmartLabel uses a Quick Response, or QR, code that shoppers can scan in stores using a smartphone app, which will take them to a company website with more nutrition facts, ingredient definitions and sustainability information." Read full story.

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NYT: The Close Ties Between Exercise and Beer

"Two new studies suggest that exercise may well influence when and how much people drink. Drinking may even affect whether people exercise, and, the findings suggest, the interplay between exercise and alcohol could be a good thing." Read full story.



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