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Alexandria is the Content Editor at Common Market. With a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in Communication, and a passion for food, community, and a healthy lifestyle, she strives to share fun and meaningful stories with readers while encouraging them to make healthy changes.

ON THE FRONTLINES of the supplement safety debate

The Story So Far… In January of this year, PBS’s investigative program Frontline aired a story calling into question the safety and efficacy of supplements. The story quickly spread to other news outlets. Many accused the supplement industry of being completely unregulated and rife with fraudulent claims, inaccurate and dangerous ingredients, and powerful lobbyists determined... Read More

Pulse Check

Beans, lentils, and other grain legumes are slated for a big year in 2016. The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed it to be the “International Year of Pulses.” Pulses, also known as legumes, are a group of crops that includes dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils. This year, scientists worldwide will be investigating... Read More