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by Diane Lofshult on Nov 01, 2007

Here’s a taste of what’s cooking in the world of nutrition:

As of July, the cost of food has been rising at a rate of 5.7% this year, compared with the 2.1% increase for all of 2006!

Scientists are mystified as to why the number of bee colonies has dramatically dwindled; without bees, the principal pollinators of fruits and veggies, experts fear a smaller crop yield and higher produce pricesin the near future.

Bhut jolokia, a thumb-sized chili pepper grown in India, was recently crowned the spiciest chili in the world by the Guinness World Records book.

New beach sandals made by Reef allow users to pour a beverage out of the heel of the shoe.

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Diane Lofshult

Diane Lofshult IDEA Author/Presenter

Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach, California. Reach her at