On Orange Juice

On Orange Juice

Image via Wikipedia [UPDATE June 2, 2009: See response of Florida Department of Citrus in the comments] More than 620 million gallons of orange juice are sold per year in the United States. There is an undeniable health halo to … Continue reading

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Dirty Secrets of the Food Industry

Dirty Secrets of the Food Industry

Image via Wikipedia Thank you Women’s Health Magazine for sharing 11 Secrets the Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know. Among the tricks played on us: – many reduced fat foods compensate with added sugars. – lean cuts of meat … Continue reading

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Cocaine in Red Bull Energy Drink?

Cocaine in Red Bull Energy Drink?

Could cocaine be the secret behind Red Bull’s success? Six German states have banned Red Bull after the food safety agency in North Rhine-Westphalia (LIGA) state found 0.4 micrograms per litre in the drink. While Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk … Continue reading

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Infuriating – Factory Shipped Tainted Pistachios Knowingly

Infuriating – Factory Shipped Tainted Pistachios Knowingly

Image by AFP/Getty Images via Daylife The pistachio salmonella recall of March could have been avoided had Setton, the California based processor, taken proper corrective action. Recap: On the heels of the peanut butter recalls of January, March became pistachio … Continue reading

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A Graph Explaining Why America is Getting Fatter

A Graph Explaining Why America is Getting Fatter

In the past 30 years the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables has gone up 40%. At the same time, the cost of soft drinks has gone down by over 30%. The graph below is taken from a New York … Continue reading

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Weiner Wars – Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks vs. Ball Park Franks

Weiner Wars – Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks vs. Ball Park Franks

The long weekend marks the beginning of this year’s barbecue season, and if you’re like most Americans, there will surely be some form of frankfurter sizzling away on your grill. Hot Dogs are a big business (billions of dollars a … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: DOVE Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter

Inside the Label: DOVE Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter

Fresh off the recent candy expo in Chicago, we bring you a taste test and nutrition review of one of the better tasting products out there. Dove has been better known for its ice cream bars, but recently moved into … Continue reading

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KidFresh Concept Failing?

KidFresh Concept Failing?

Earlier this week, KidFresh shut down its New York store. Not many people are familiar with this tiny company that has been trying to revolutionize kid cuisine for the last few years. KidFresh launched in 2007 with the vision to … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Organic Bear Fruit Bars

Inside the Label: Organic Bear Fruit Bars

We recently reviewed several healthy snack options,  fruit leathers, and freeze dried fruit. Today, a look at another option – Bear Fruit Bars. We’d like to thank reader Sarah S, a Fooducate Product Tester, for her feedback. Bear Fruit Bars … Continue reading

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Seven More Recession Shopping Trends

Seven More Recession Shopping Trends

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has recently published their 2009 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report. Here are some interesting tidbits: 1. A three stage behavior in cutting back on food spending: stage 1 – switching from sit down fare to … Continue reading

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