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Tiger cub found in duffel bag at US-Mexico border

A live tiger cub was found curled up in a duffel bag at the US-Mexico border on Monday after smugglers abandoned an attempt to cross into the US.  Smugglers left behind the bag containing the animal and fled back to Mexico after attempting to cross the Rio Grande into Texas. Border Patrol …

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Superbug in Chicken: Scientists Discover New MRSA Strain

A potentially lethal superbug in chicken shouldn’t be on your mind as you whip up evening dinner, but maybe it should be. A study published in Clinical Infection Diseases finds people are now contracting MRSA from handling and eating chicken at home. Traditionally, MRSA transmission via chicken is more likely to occur in …

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Cliff faces of Liguria at risk from hordes of climbers

Environmental groups and tourism operators in the Italian Riviera region of Liguria say hordes of rock climbers are putting at risk one of Europe’s most cherished playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts. The coalition is calling on the international free climbing community to voluntarily stop opening new routes in the marine limestone cliffs and crags around the town of …

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Is Seitan Healthy? The Pros, Cons + Alternatives

Often called “wheat protein,” “wheat meat” or “wheat gluten,” seitan (pronounced say-tahn) has a look and texture shockingly similar to meat when it’s cooked, and its alternative namesakes are quite fitting since it’s made from gluten, the main protein found in wheat. Seitan stands out as one of the only meat substitutes completely free of …

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Erythritol: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly with This Common Sweetener

Erythritol is one of the most prominent natural zero calorie sweeteners that have become so popular, and seemingly less problematic than the controversial aspartame. Instead, erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol like xylitol that I’ve spoken about before in my article titled “The 5 Worst Artificial Sweeteners.” Many people choose erythritol because it …

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The Truth About Swai Fish (Seafood Fraud Is Just the Beginning)

I’m a huge fan of certain types of wild-caught fish. Certain seafood picks land serve as muscle-building protein foods. Some even provide ample doses of healthy fats like omega-3s. But fish often comes with a hefty price tag, which is why consumers are always looking for more affordable options. Consumers are flocking to …

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