Same Product. Different Country. Better Ingredients.

Same Product. Different Country. Better Ingredients.

An online petition is circulating on the web, asking Kraft to remove unsafe ingredients from its foods sold in the US. The petition, by MomsRising.org claims that Kraft has voluntarily removed artificial colorings and sweeteners from products in the UK, … Continue reading

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10 Quick Facts about Folate and Folic Acid

10 Quick Facts about Folate and Folic Acid

1. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food such as spinach, asparagus, and lentils. 2. Folic acid (vitamin B9) is a synthetic form of folate. It is found in supplements and added to fortified foods such … Continue reading

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Which Beef is Best – USDA Choice or USDA Select?

Which Beef is Best – USDA Choice or USDA Select?

Neither. The top spot goes to Prime Beef. Followed by Choice, then Select, then 6 more levels. The USDA defines 9 quality levels for beef. They are stamped on the carcass but by the time you buy your cuts at … Continue reading

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Back to School – We Eat Food That’s Fresh

Back to School – We Eat Food That’s Fresh

Here’s a children’s book we’ll be stocking on our shelf soon – We Eat Food That’s Fresh. Check out the video intro: From the publisher: A whimsical chef encourages children to try new foods. He stirs up their interest in … Continue reading

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Sugar in the Headlines

Sugar in the Headlines

Image via Wikipedia The American Heart Association has just published a report on sugar consumption [PDF] in its Circulation Journal. Not surprisingly, Americans are consuming way too many teaspoonfuls of ADDED SUGAR in our diet. How much? 22 teaspoons worth … Continue reading

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Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

We’ve been following developments in nutrition rating schemes and front of package labeling for quite some time. Smart Choices is a labeling system that informs consumers which products are a nutritious choice using a green check mark as a quick … Continue reading

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Attention FDA: Here’s How Europe is Handling Ludicrous Health Claims

Attention FDA: Here’s How Europe is Handling Ludicrous Health Claims

Yesterday we wrote about the preposterous health claims on food and supplement packaging. Apparently they are still insufficient for some manufacturers. They are now suing the FDA to get more lenience in publishing marketing drivel in the guise of scientific … Continue reading

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Worthless Health Claims – Get Ready for More

Worthless Health Claims – Get Ready for More

Over at the LA Times Health Blog, Rosie Mestel updates on a new lawsuit targeting the FDA, demanding less stringent standards for placing health claims on foods and supplements. An example is selenium, which manufacturers would like to embellish to … Continue reading

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KFC Inside Out Sandwich? [Horror Food]

KFC Inside Out Sandwich? [Horror Food]

Thank you to Bec from Food Geekery, a rehabilitated junk food addict, for sending this one over to us. Unless this is a hoax, Kentucky Fried Chicken is now offering “Double Down”, a bacon and cheese sandwich forgoing bread and … Continue reading

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The Myth of “Functional Foods”

The Myth of “Functional Foods”

Image via Wikipedia Once upon a time, people ate real food. Food that grew or was raised near their homes, and then prepared at the home. It may have been bland and boring to eat the same food over and … Continue reading

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