Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Short answer: NO. Long answer: Earlier this week, media reports claimed that global demand for chocolate is outstripping supply, and as a result, 5 years from now, the world will not have enough. The reasons are disease, drought, and the … Continue reading

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Rich Baby, Poor Baby, and the Obesity Trajectory

Rich Baby, Poor Baby, and the Obesity Trajectory

Being poor is no fun. Statistically, it also increases your chance to be obese and suffer from a food related disease such as diabetes. According to a new study published in Pediatrics, an individual’s nutrition path is set by the … Continue reading

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Why is McDonald’s Refusing to Serve GMO Potatoes?

Why is McDonald’s Refusing to Serve GMO Potatoes?

This is interesting. The USDA recently approved a new genetically modified crop – a potato. The new creation – named Innate Potato -  has several advantages over current potatoes: 1. It won’t brown after being cut. The enzyme responsible for … Continue reading

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The Mayo War Has Begun

The Mayo War Has Begun

Hellmann’s is the most popular mayonnaise brand on grocery shelves today, capturing 45% of the $2 Billion market share. It is owned by Unilever, a $60 Billion global food giant. And this week, Unilever is suing a tiny San Francisco … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. Who knew you could bake bread in a slow cooker. Probably you did. But I didn’t. That is until my talented friend Jane sent … Continue reading

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What Do Dried Apricots, Shrimp, and Red Wine Have in Common?

What Do Dried Apricots, Shrimp, and Red Wine Have in Common?

The answer is sulfites. Sulfites are inorganic salts that have antioxidant and preservative properties. They appear under various names in ingredient labels: sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, sodium sulfate,  and potassium bisulfite. Sulfites prevent discoloration of dried fruit, certain shrimp, and … Continue reading

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The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The midterm elections are over. The campaign to label GMOs in Colorado failed miserably, and so did the one in Oregon. The one public health measure that did succeed is Measure D, a municipal soda tax that will go into … Continue reading

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This 19 Second Video Proves: When it Comes to Obesity, Education is Not Enough

This 19 Second Video Proves: When it Comes to Obesity, Education is Not Enough

Obesity is a major problem in modern society. In a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, in the last 50 years the improvement in lifetime expectancy due to smoking cessation, safer driving, and reduced drinking has been … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Support GMO Labeling, Up for Vote in Oregon & Colorado

4 Reasons to Support GMO Labeling, Up for Vote in Oregon & Colorado

As part of the mid-term elections tomorrow, voters in Oregon and in Colorado will have an opportunity to decide if they want foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such. Currently, there is no Federal mandate for labeling … Continue reading

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Why Whole Foods Market’s TV Campaign is Good for Consumers

Why Whole Foods Market’s TV Campaign is Good for Consumers

For the first time in its 35-year history, Whole Foods Market (WFM) is running a national TV advertising campaign. You may have seen one or more of these commercials already. The message is “Values Matter,” and the goal is to … Continue reading

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