Yet Another 2012 Summary, Fooducate Style

2012 year endWhew, what a year just went by. Here are some of the stories we ran that got the most of your attention:

California citizens failed to pass a GMO labeling law, but the spotlight on genetically modified foods will continue to shine brightly in the years to come

Starbucks junkies threw a fit when they discovered red bugs were being used to color strawberry fraps.

A Houston blogger initiated a petition to remove Pink Slime from ground beef products in schools and led to the shuttering of the slime factory.

The FDA and FTC got some teeth? See crackdown on Nutella and other food companies for overstating health claims or simply lying.

The OMG Diet stirred controversy because it seemed to lead young women down an anorexic path.

Vegetarian, vegan, and “less-meat-arian” diets inched a bit more into the food culture mainstream, preparing us for a plant based future.

Over at Fooducate labs, we released multiple updates to our award winning apps, as well as special versions for people with allergies, and people with diabetes.

We’ll say goodbye to this year with a hilarious parody on the famous Gangnam Style Youtube clip. It tells the story of a young man who becomes a vegetarian (Gamba is a bell pepper in Hebrew). Be sure to turn on the captions:

  • The Candid RD

    Oh, isn’t the food community great?!
    Now, I need to read about this OMG diet. I hadn’t heard about this….

  • James Cooper

    The anti-GMO movement is the triumph of non-scientists fears over actual science.

    • Fooducate

      GMOs should be labeled. Then everyone can choose for themselves whether to buy or not. It’s not about any triumph.

      • Michelle

        Well said. James Cooper needs to do his research on topics far better than he is now, and stop spreading his highly misinformed opinions on a well-educated health blog. To all the Fooducate staff, I hope that with this coming new year, you will continue the excellent work on keeping the world informed. Thank you for all the hard work you do to help keep us healthy!

  • Courtney Lee

    The link to the OMG diet article leads to the Nutella article.

    • Fooducate

      Fixed, thanks!