The Cons and Pros of Food Processing

The Cons and Pros of Food Processing

Here is an interesting finding from a recent market study. 1500 consumers across all demographics in the US were surveyed by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and Artemis Strategy Group. The news: 43% of consumers have a negative attitude … Continue reading

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Backyard Veggies for Fun and Profit (The Farmer’s Garden Story)

Backyard Veggies for Fun and Profit (The Farmer’s Garden Story)

This is a guest post by  Maureen Farmer.   Five years ago, I tried vegetable gardening in one 3 by 6 raised bed to save money, eat healthier and become more self-sufficient. I was so thrilled with the outcome that … Continue reading

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Please Do Your Part to Join the Food Revolution

Please Do Your Part to Join the Food Revolution

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, airing on ABC, has brought nutrition, health and culinary sciences into America’s living room. Love him or hate him, Mr. Oliver has a strong screen presence, a burning passion, and a proven track record of making … Continue reading

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Good News: More Shoppers Abandoning Beverage Aisles

Good News: More Shoppers Abandoning Beverage Aisles

The past 2 years have seen a decline in the beverage category, 3.1% in 2009 and  2.1% in 2008, according to Beverage Marketing Corp. The worst hit products are “value-added waters”, or what we like to call “sugar-water with vitamins”. … Continue reading

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Gatorade Gimmicks Galore

Gatorade Gimmicks Galore

Earlier this week, at a press event in Yankee Stadium, PepsiCo announced its new strategy for the Gatorade brand. The beverage that sparked the energy drink market over 30 years ago has been sagging a bit in sales as of … Continue reading

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10 Proven Techniques To Get Your Child Eating Veggies

10 Proven Techniques To Get Your Child Eating Veggies

“Eat your veggies” is a mantra generations of mothers have passed on to their progeny. We all acknowledge the importance of vegetables and fruits to our health – fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, etc. – yet most children and parents do … Continue reading

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Health Matters at Kroger Supermarkets

Health Matters at Kroger Supermarkets

Kroger, the country’s largest supermarket chain has begun a pilot health program in 23 of its Kentucky stores. The program, Health Matters at Kroger includes 3 elements: 1. Free Dietitian led tours of the supermarket, including tours specially tailored to … Continue reading

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Why Frito-Lay’s Designer Salt for Healthier Chips is NOT the Answer

Why Frito-Lay’s Designer Salt for Healthier Chips is NOT the Answer

PepsiCo, parent company of Frito-Lay, announced at an investors’ meeting yesterday that it will be making its products more healthy in the coming years. This includes cutting various products’ average sodium per serving by 25% by 2015 and saturated fat … Continue reading

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Eight Interesting Facts on World Water Day

Eight Interesting Facts on World Water Day

1. Over 1 Billion people don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. 2. Almost none of them reside in the US. 3. World Water Day is intended to raise awareness to this seemingly trivial problem, that kills 4500 children … Continue reading

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Kit-Kat, Orang-utans, and a Facebook Revolt [Video][Inside the Label]

Kit-Kat, Orang-utans, and a Facebook Revolt [Video][Inside the Label]

WARNING: The video below is a bit gross! There’s a revolt brewing on the web. What started as another Greenpeace ad aimed at stopping deforestation in southeast Asia, has turned into a PR disaster for Nestlé. Kit-Kat, one of the … Continue reading

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