Inside the Label – Danimals, Liquid Yogurt Candy

Inside the Label – Danimals, Liquid Yogurt Candy

If you have young children, you probably recognize the Danimals brand of yogurt drink and may have even bought some for your children. Was it the Hannah Montana co-marketing, The mysterious LGG,  No High Fructose Corn Syrup, or the promise … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again? Salmonella in 1,000,000 Lbs. of Pistachios

Here We Go Again? Salmonella in 1,000,000 Lbs. of Pistachios

Is the massive peanut recall (still ongoing) replaying itself, this time with pistachios? Could be. Last night, the FDA issued a consumer alert, warning consumers that The FDA and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are investigating Salmonella contamination … Continue reading

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Too Much Salt for 70% of Americans

Too Much Salt for 70% of Americans

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has just published the results of a sodium survey conducted in 2005-2006. Sodium (40%) and Chlorine (60%) are the two elements making up table salt. High consumption of sodium can increase the risk for … Continue reading

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Two More Reasons to Eat Less Processed Foods

Two More Reasons to Eat Less Processed Foods

A recent study conduced by Italian researchers found that two commonly used food additives have the ability to alter human hormones. From The Daily Green: More than 3,000 preservatives, flavorings, colors and other ingredients are added to food in the … Continue reading

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Beware: Açai Berry Internet Scams

Beware: Açai Berry Internet Scams

We all know the internet is chock full of scam artists finding innovating ways to part your from your money. Free credit reports, performance enhancing drugs, and weight loss miracles are just a few examples. In the past few years, … Continue reading

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11 Things You Didn’t Know about Mayonnaise

11 Things You Didn’t Know about Mayonnaise

We have recently covered two of the three “condiment triumvirate” – Ketchup and Mustard. Today, a look at mayo. 1. The three building blocks of mayonnaise are raw egg yolks, vegetable oil, and vinegar. Seasoning, mustard, and lemon juice may … Continue reading

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Showdown: Sugar vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup

Showdown: Sugar vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup

In round one, table sugar was the bad boy. Empty calories, with no nutritional benefits. In round two, High Fructose Corn Syrup got heat, because of the perception that it is unnatural, and promotes obesity as well. In round three, … Continue reading

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Dear ADA, Whose Side Are You On – Consumers or Big Food?

Dear ADA, Whose Side Are You On – Consumers or Big Food?

Last week we wrote about a paper by Milbank Quarterly which found parallels in the behavior of the tobacco industry 50 years ago and the behavior of the food industry today. The authors of the paper did state that there … Continue reading

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Megastudy on 500,000 people: Red Meat Shortens Lifespan

Megastudy on 500,000 people: Red Meat Shortens Lifespan

Image via Wikipedia A study led by the National Cancer Institute clearly shows an association between red meat/processed meat and an increased risk of mortality. From the Washington Post: The study of more than 500,000 middle-aged and elderly Americans found … Continue reading

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14 Facts about Mustard

14 Facts about Mustard

1. Mustard is made from the ground seeds of a mustard plant, water, vinegar, and optionally some flavorings and spices. 2. The Romans mixed unfermented grape juice, known as must, with ground mustard seeds (called sinapis) to make “burning must”, … Continue reading

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