We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

GMO foods are a hotly debated topic in the past few years, and especially in the last month. We haven’t addressed this issue and thought it might be time to share some thoughts. GMO (Genetically modified organism) or GE (genetically … Continue reading

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When Will Fooducate be Available for Android?

When Will Fooducate be Available for Android?

UPDATE: The Android app is ready and can be downloaded here. Since launching the Fooducate iPhone App, we’ve been swamped by requests for an Android version. And we will be happy to oblige. We are working on an Android app, … Continue reading

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Going Nuts? Celebrate World Pistachio Day

Going Nuts? Celebrate World Pistachio Day

  Today, February 26th, is World Pistachio Day. Here are a few facts about this delicious nut. 1. The pistachio nut comes from the pistachio tree, native to western Asia – Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, and western Afghanistan. 2. Pistachios reached … Continue reading

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A Case For Reading Food Labels

A Case For Reading Food Labels

This is a guest blog post by Andrea Simon. I’m a compulsive food label reader. I’m that girl you see standing in the aisle at Trader Joe’s with a jar of applesauce in each hand, analyzing one’s nutrition facts against … Continue reading

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What Goes in to Aunt Jemima’s “Original Syrup”?

What Goes in to Aunt Jemima’s “Original Syrup”?

Aunt Jemima is a brand that’s been around for over 100 years. It conjures thoughts of  Southern hospitality. It’s comforting to know a brand has been around that long. You can probably trust it.. And thus, many people buy their … Continue reading

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Safeway’s 22 “Simple Nutrition” Shelf Tags

Safeway’s 22 “Simple Nutrition” Shelf Tags

Following in the footsteps of many other grocery retailers, Safeway is introducing its own nutrition labeling system to the mix. “Consumers are inundated with conflicting nutrition information and are often skeptical of the nutrition claims on packaging,” said Safeway’s Barbara … Continue reading

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The “Comeback” of Ancient Grains

The “Comeback” of Ancient Grains

How many of you have heard of the following grains? Spelt, Amaranth, Quinoa, Millet, Einkorn, Triticale, Emmer, or Teff If you haven’t, you soon will. An interesting article in the LA Times last week covered the growing trend of using … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Quit Cola [Caramel Coloring]

Another Reason to Quit Cola [Caramel Coloring]

Last week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petitioned the FDA to ban certain types of caramel coloring because their production process creates carcinogenic chemicals: In contrast to the caramel one might make at home by melting … Continue reading

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Before You Bite into Your Sunday Morning Bagel…

Before You Bite into Your Sunday Morning Bagel…

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. This is segment #2 of “Eating Habits We’ve Learned from Food Industry and Friends” Spread-ing (too much) Love Do you feel like you’ve just … Continue reading

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Tap Congress to Get Off the Bottle

Tap Congress to Get Off the Bottle

A not for profit, Corporate Accountability International, recently released a report with a startling revelation: members of Congress over the course of a year spent nearly one million dollars on bottled water. That works out to about $2000 per member … Continue reading

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