Introducing Fooducate for Pets!

Introducing Fooducate for Pets!

Ever since we launched the Fooducate app, we’ve gotten requests like these from the community: “Please add pet foods! I scanned a couple of dry dog foods and learned that you don’t do pet foods. We need this info and it would be … Continue reading

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Why is there Calf Stomach in My Cheese???

Why is there Calf Stomach in My Cheese???

A friend who recently returned from a vacation in Europe shared her findings that cheese there is made with rennet – an enzyme from the inside of calf stomach. She wanted to know if cheese in America is made this … Continue reading

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Weight Loss is Not a Marathon, It’s a Foreign Language

Weight Loss is Not a Marathon, It’s a Foreign Language

Spring is here, and many of us are anxiously awaiting the return of short sleeves, warm sunshine, and outdoor activity. Some are going on a diet to achieve a bikini body for summer, while others are taking up extensive outdoor … Continue reading

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Antibiotics, Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk

Antibiotics, Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk

A study encompassing over 1 million people in the UK has found a curious correlation between antibiotic use and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. For example, people who were prescribed penicillin between 2-5 times had an 8% increase in … Continue reading

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About Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Weedkiller

About Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Weedkiller

The World Health Organization surprised the agriculture community last week when its International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that ingredients in Monsanto’s weedkiller are probably carcinogenic. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling Roundup, used both by farmers … Continue reading

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Milk, Calcium, and Bone Health

Milk, Calcium, and Bone Health

Even if you live under a rock, you know that in the US the current recommendation for most of the population is to enjoy 3 servings of dairy a day, including milk. One of the most well funded and persuasive … Continue reading

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A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could wave a magic wand at our food and instantly slash its calorie count in half? Scientists in Sri Lanka believe they have figured out how to do this with rice. Here is the … Continue reading

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Big Food Mega Merger: Meet Kraft Heinz Inc.

Big Food Mega Merger: Meet Kraft Heinz Inc.

Kraft and Heinz announced a merger this morning. The joint company will have 8 brands selling over $1 billion annually, including Heinz Ketchup, Ore Ida, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters and Velveeta. The merger is expected … Continue reading

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11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

Beef jerky has been relegated to the checkout counter in gas stations and convenience stores. However, this venerable foodstuff has a proud heritage. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Jerky is a means to preserve meat without refrigeration. 2. Traditionally, the … Continue reading

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How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

Most people will answer 3 meals and 2 snacks. But is this the right approach? To answer, we must go back in time and realize that, from an evolutionary perspective, the daily construct of 3 square meals is a rather … Continue reading

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