Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica
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Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 25, 2016

Costa Rica is officially joining the global initiative known as “Meatless Monday,” or Lunes sin Carne, meant to reduce meat consumption among the population. The local office of the animal…

Food companies in Costa Rica pledge to reduce salt in products
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Costa Rica
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Food companies in Costa Rica pledge to reduce salt in products

L. Arias - March 25, 2016

Leaders of the Costa Rica Food Industry Chamber (CACIA) have agreed to reduce average salt/sodium levels by 15 percent in their products by 2018. Health Minister Fernando Llorca…

Costa Rica ranks healthiest country in Latin America
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Costa Rica ranks healthiest country in Latin America

L. Arias - November 3, 2015

Along with being one of the happiest places in the world, it turns out Costa Rica is among the healthiest. A recent study by Bloomberg ranks Costa Rica as the healthiest…

Agriculture Ministry surveys population’s consumption of fruits, vegetables, seafood
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Agriculture Ministry surveys population’s consumption of fruits, vegetables, seafood

L. Arias - October 7, 2015

Costa Rica’s Agriculture and Livestock Ministry wants to know what's filling Ticos' bellies these days. The ministry launched a survey across the country this week to collect…

Costa Rican diet includes too much salt, processed food, experts say
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Costa Rican diet includes too much salt, processed food, experts say

L. Arias - September 14, 2015

Two separate studies released this month have found that Ticos' eating habits could stand improvement, especially among children. In a report released earlier this month, the Pan American Health Organization…

Study shows honey has same health effects as high-fructose corn sweetener
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Study shows honey has same health effects as high-fructose corn sweetener

Peter Whoriskey | THE WASHINGTON POST - September 12, 2015

Honey has an aura of purity and naturalness. Fresh air, birdsong, forests and meadows. High-fructose corn sweetener? Not so much. So you might think that honey is…

The gluten-free movement is ruining the world’s love for pasta
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Dining and Nightlife
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The gluten-free movement is ruining the world’s love for pasta

Roberto A. Ferdman | The Washington Post - September 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Behind closed doors, dinner tables are getting less doughy. Grains, still ubiquitous in diets around the globe, are losing favor as a result of a…