It’s Cheaper to Gain Weight than it is to Lose it (part 2 of 2)

It’s Cheaper to Gain Weight than it is to Lose it (part 2 of 2)

Image via Wikipedia This is the second of a two part post. In the first part, we explained why it is cheaper to gain weight than it is to lose it. The price of taste and convenience has fallen mightily … Continue reading

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It’s Cheaper to Gain Weight than it is to Lose it (part 1 of 2)

It’s Cheaper to Gain Weight than it is to Lose it (part 1 of 2)

Until the middle of the 20th century, poor people struggled with the most basic need for nourishment. They simply did not have enough to eat. Many a nights they would go to sleep on an empty stomach. People were skinny, … Continue reading

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On the heels of Yoplait, Dannon to Remove Growth Hormone from Dairy Products

On the heels of Yoplait, Dannon to Remove Growth Hormone from Dairy Products

More good news for consumers. Dannon, manufacturer of 100 dairy products such as Activia, Light & Fit, DanActive and Danimals, will stop using milk from cows injected with bovine growth hormones (rBST / rGBH). The plan is to be 100% … Continue reading

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Eleven Ketchup Facts

Eleven Ketchup Facts

1. Ketchup, one of the most popular condiments in the US, is a half a billion dollar industry. 2. Ketchup is originally a spicy fish sauce called Ke-Tsiap from east Asia. It was brought west in the 17th century and … Continue reading

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Food Additives – Can’t Live Without Them

Food Additives – Can’t Live Without Them

“No additives or preservatives” sounds like a promising claim on a food label. But you’ll be hard pressed to find products in the supermarket that don’t contain at least one food additive. Even organic products use them, and unless you … Continue reading

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HarvestMark Lets You Trace Your Melon Back to the Patch Where it was Born

HarvestMark Lets You Trace Your Melon Back to the Patch Where it was Born

This week, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack announced the implementation of Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law for meats and nuts. The law has many loopholes, but it is a good first step. In the meantime, private enterprise is always a … Continue reading

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Pepsi Switches Back to Sugar from High Fructose Corn Syrup

Pepsi Switches Back to Sugar from High Fructose Corn Syrup

PepsiCo is due to release its Pepsi Cola and Mountain Dew brand soft drinks in a sugar sweetened formula, a throwback to the 1970′s. The retro brand, aptly named Pepsi Throwback, is due to be release in a few weeks, … Continue reading

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Baffled by Beef Labels?

Baffled by Beef Labels?

Image via Wikipedia If you’re like most Americans, you consume over 60 pounds of beef a year. That’s a lot of T-bones and burgers. Do you know where your meat came from? Was the cow treated with antibiotics and growth … Continue reading

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Toxic Rainbow? Maryland to Ban Artificial Food Colorings

Toxic Rainbow? Maryland to Ban Artificial Food Colorings

Image via Wikipedia In a brave move, state legislators in Maryland have started a process to ban and/or label several artificial food colorings linked with ADHD and hyperactivity in children: Two bills are scheduled to be considered at hearings in … Continue reading

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European Proposal – Label Fish For Mercury

European Proposal – Label Fish For Mercury

Image via Wikipedia Fish are healthy for you right? High in omega-3, plenty of protein, not to mention absolutely delicious when prepared right. Unfortunately, not all is rosy in the octopus’s garden in the sea. Due to industrial contamination of … Continue reading

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