July 13, 2014

Archive | Food/Travel

Wine lovers raise a glass to direct shipping law

BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Whether it’s pinot noir, merlot, chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon, wine lovers in Massachusetts will soon be able to have some of their favorite bottles shipped straight from the vineyards to their homes. A provision in the new state budget lifts a long-standing prohibition on direct deliveries from wineries […]

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MSG: Flavor Enhancer or Health Risk?

Have you ever had a headache after eating Chinese food? In the 1960’s, many patrons of Chinese restaurants started to complain of bad headaches. A review of the cases prompted the designation of a new health condition, “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”. The underlying cause was determined to be a sensitivityto Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). MSG is sodium […]

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Push on for genetic food labels

BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Supporters of an effort to require labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients said yesterday they had enough backing in the Massachusetts Legislature to pass a bill, while acknowledging there was no guarantee the measure will come up for a vote. Groups that advocate for labeling released a […]

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Nutrition Spotlight: Strawberries

It’s strawberry season in California and Florida! In early- to mid-June we’ll be able to pick our own in western Massachusetts! Strawberries are a great addition to any diet. Nutrition benefits packed into 1 cup of sliced strawberries include: · Only 45 calories · 3g of fiber · More than 100 percent of your daily […]

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