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Dietary Supplements: Suspect Seafood, Mustard Madness, and Tastebud Training

Today's round-up of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Enjoy!

Even if Japan's seafood isn't contaminated by nuclear radiation, the fear of contamination could have lasting effects.


Meanwhile, are you eating Gulf seafood? Paul Greenberg, author of the awesome book Four Fish, wants to know.

School districts are the key to saving California's disappearing citrus groves; kids prefer the little oranges produced by older trees.

The perils of a globalized food system: As Americans embrace quinoa, the "lost crop" of the Incas, Bolivians turn to noodles and white bread.

Oh, the irony: "Food companies are using a growing arsenal of technological advancements to try to make what we eat closer to nature."

Dinner napkins have been shrinking, down to a petite 18 inches square from their 1980s norm of 30.

"Mustard had become his only reason for getting out of bed in the morning." The Onion plays it straight* with this story of one man's descent into online mustard madness.

Cinnamon and lime are the major components of cola drinks; training your taste buds to detect the flavors in our foods.

Dietary Supplements is a daily round-up of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ.

*I know, I know—but it could so easily be true!

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The anonymous staffer says that Trump once feigned a Hispanic accent and made fun of women attempting to immigrate to the U.S.

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Sarah Yanai and Yossi Mor introduced Melpomeni Dina (nee Gianopoulou) to their almost 40 family members, all decedents of the Mordechai family, the family of seven that Dina and her two sisters hid during WWII. "There are no words to describe this feeling," Dina told the Jeruselum Post. "It is very emotional for us to be together again."

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