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June 24, 2009 | Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee
Tofu gets a bum rap. Some people dismiss it as health food for vegans and hippies. Others think that it's just a jiggly white brick with no flavor. That may be because people think of tofu only as the characterless cubes sitting cold and forlorn in the back corner of salad bar bins or those hard, joyless bricks that vegetarians bring to backyard barbecues.
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HEALTH
April 4, 2014 | By Dana Sullivan Kilroy
Not milk? Choosing milk for your morning cereal or coffee used to be pretty simple: skim, low-fat or whole. These days, though, market shelves and refrigerators are crowded with an array of alternatives: soy, almond, rice, hemp and more. While some people opt for these beverages because they're vegan, they have allergies or because they're lactose intolerant, the beverages are increasingly popular for another reason too. "We're all being encouraged to eat a more plant-based diet, and some of these products fit that category," says Andrea Giancoli, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a policy analyst at the Beach Cities Health District Blue Zones Project in Hermosa Beach, an initiative to develop healthier communities.
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OPINION
June 3, 2002
The answer is soybeans! The question: How to rid the country of the waste generated by grain-fed beef cattle ("There's a Bone to Pick With Meat Eaters," Commentary, May 27) and by dairy cows ("Developers Are Putting Southland's Last Dairy Farmers Out to Pasture," May 27) and at the same time relieve the misery of African farmers--misery generated by the $190-billion agriculture subsidy bill just passed ("U.S. Exports Misery to Africa With Farm Bill," May 27). While admittedly an acquired taste, milk from soy is nutritious.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The Red Lion Tavern in Silver Lake was kitschy long before being kitschy became a hallmark of counterculture cool. The venerable German beer garden on Glendale Boulevard, which has always been earnest about its over-the-top Bavarian-themed decor and dirndl-clad bartenders, is now situated across the street from one of hipsterdom's most self-consciously ironic and aggressively kitschy bars, the Cha Cha Lounge. This faded Frau of Silver Lake was cool long before a pilgrimage of the young and tragically hip led to a steady gentrification process that last fall resulted in Forbes magazine dubbing Silver Lake "America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhood.
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Monte Morin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that New Chapter Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of its 90-count Probiotic Elderberry dietary supplement because it may contain an undisclosed allergen -- soy.  "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product," the FDA said Thursday. " There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.
FOOD
August 13, 2003
Total time: 40 minutes, plus 30 minutes chilling time Serves: 4 Sauce 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 tablespoon oil 3/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/2cup sweet chile sauce 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon minced green onion 1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, sauté the garlic and ginger in the oil, stirring every 30 seconds, until they start to color,...
NEWS
January 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. researchers said tests on rats had shown that soy protein can help prevent breast cancer. Scientists at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center said they had found evidence that a diet containing whey and soy protein can reduce levels of the female hormone estrogen, which is linked to breast cancer--the second leading cancer killer in women. The research, funded by the U.S.
NEWS
November 2, 2008 | Michael Casey, Casey writes for the Associated Press.
With the dollar a day he earns scrounging for scrap metal and paper, Jumadi can't buy his family beef or even chicken. But until now, the rail-thin scavenger could at least afford soy. His wife and two children snacked on slabs of fried fermented soy, known as tempeh, and tossed the cake-like staple into bland bowls of noodles and soup. The soy provided protein, and it was cheap. Not anymore. The cost of tempeh and tofu has doubled, driven by the soaring price of soybeans imported from the United States.
NEWS
October 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
Doing their grocery shopping, Anne and Steve Browning skipped the dairy case and instead plunked five cartons of soy milk into their cart. "We bought it because we kept hearing about how good it was for you," said Mrs. Browning. "We don't buy milk anymore." With the government now allowing food labels to tout soy's ability to lower cholesterol, a new surge of interest is expected, and not just in traditional such soy-based foods as tofu and soy milk.
NEWS
June 9, 1988 | AL MARTINEZ
I was eating a healthy breakfast the other morning when, after the third tasteless bite, I put my fork down in disgust and said, "I'm just not going to do it anymore." "Good for you, dear," my wife said, getting ready for work. "You don't even know what I'm not going to do." "No," she said, "but I'm sure you'll be saner and happier for not doing it." "Suppose I stop showering and brushing my teeth?" She smiled sweetly. "You and the dog will be very happy sleeping together."
NEWS
March 28, 2013 | By Monte Morin
The gift shop at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., has voluntarily recalled five condiment sauces due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, soy, anchovy or milk risk serious or even life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No adverse reactions or illnesses have been reported. The receall applies to the following products sold under the Buffalo Trace Distillery brand name: --Bourbon Flavored Caramel Sauce, 8-ounce jar, UPC 795436001058, best buy date 2/16/14.
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Monte Morin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that New Chapter Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of its 90-count Probiotic Elderberry dietary supplement because it may contain an undisclosed allergen -- soy.  "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product," the FDA said Thursday. " There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.
WORLD
September 25, 2012 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - No one knows exactly why Aleph Jimenez Dominguez, an Ensenada activist, disappeared last week. In Mexico, people disappear all the time, for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it's difficult to get anyone to pay attention. But the Jimenez case has been different. The 32-year-old Jimenez is a spokesman for the Yo Soy 132 student movement that has spearheaded the peaceful, if raucous, protests against President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and his Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, whom the group accuses of cheating their way to victory in July's elections.
WORLD
August 13, 2012 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - Here they were again, marching through the dark and the rain - the preppies from private universities, the hipsters in fat-lace skater sneakers, the young intellectuals with faces framed in wispy Che Guevara beards, the regular kids with backpacks and smartphones. They pooled by the thousands on Avenida Chapultepec in front of the headquarters ofMexico'smost powerful broadcaster, brandishing signs and banners, trailed by an opportunistic band of hot dog and taco vendors.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2012 | By David Lazarus
In a match made in corporate-branding heaven, Starbucks says it will open branches inside Disney resorts in California and Florida. Yes, now you can enjoy your favorite caffeinated beverage as you hang with your favorite rodent. So here's a question: Why did it take so long for these super-popular brands to climb into bed together? And here's another: Why stop there? The first of the Starbucks outlets is scheduled to open this summer at Disneyland California Adventure in Anaheim.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Life may be getting easier for vegans and vegetarians - especially the ones who still crave meat - with more food choices available from manufacturers and restaurants. Activists participating in a nationwide effort Tuesday to convince consumers of the wonders of a vegan diet will be passing out free samples. The Great American Meatout hopes to serve 30,000 people and hundreds of events around the country, including several across the Southland. In December, a poll from the Vegetarian Resource Group conducted by Harris Interactive found that 16% of Americans say they don't eat meat, fish, seafood or poultry at more than half of their meals.
HEALTH
October 19, 2009 | Elena Conis
Full-fat, low-fat or skim? Used to be, there weren't many choices to make over what to pour on your cereal. But the number of alternatives to cow's milk -- soy, goat's, hemp milk, more -- has steadily grown. Each has its fans: those who swear by goat's milk's creamy texture or who love almond milk's subtle, nutty flavor. But when it comes to nutrition, there's no clear winner. Cow's milk is a good source of protein but can be high in saturated fats. Hemp milk offers little protein but is rich in certain essential fatty acids.
NEWS
February 8, 2012 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Eating soy-based foods or taking soy supplements has been an intriguing strategy to reduce cancer risk. But a carefully performed new study shows soy supplements did not lower breast cancer risk and may even be harmful to some women. Previous research has shown that people with diets high in soy have lower rates of breast cancer. Soy is also known to reduce levels of estrogen, a hormone that can contribute to breast cancer development. The new study, led by researchers at Northwestern University, was designed to look carefully at how soy consumption may change breast cells.
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