9 Reasons to Eat More Blueberries Today

9 Reasons to Eat More Blueberries Today

1. Blueberries taste awesome! 2. Now is the peak season for fresh blueberries in North America. The season begins in May and lasts until the Fall. Prices are affordable for all! 3. The blueish hue of the berries is due … Continue reading

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Pre-Washed Salad Greens Are Soaked in More than Just Water

Pre-Washed Salad Greens Are Soaked in More than Just Water

Pre-washed salad greens have reached the coveted billion dollar industry milestone. Smart marketers understood 20 years ago that washing and cutting leafy greens is too much of a hassle for many families. Beyond the convenience, here’s what you need to … Continue reading

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Tyson Chickens, Soon with (Almost) No Antibiotics

Tyson Chickens, Soon with (Almost) No Antibiotics

Tyson, one of the largest suppliers of chicken products to consumers and restaurants, has announced that it is phasing out the use of human antibiotics. By 2017, all its birds will be free of human antibiotics (but not other animal … Continue reading

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Should You Take Advice from *Best Food Facts*?

Should You Take Advice from *Best Food Facts*?

There’s a new organization trying to promote chemical agribusiness and the processed food industry. It’s called “Best Food Facts” (BFF) and it adorns itself with scientists and registered dietitians who answer questions about food processing, modern agriculture, and food safety. … Continue reading

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Who Approves the Safety of New Food Ingredients?

Who Approves the Safety of New Food Ingredients?

Is a new food ingredient safe until proven harmful? Should it be used in the food we eat until adverse effects are discovered? Of course not. But that’s exactly what has been happening for the last 20 years, ever since … Continue reading

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Raw Milk – The Pros and Cons

Raw Milk – The Pros and Cons

In real food circles, people are encouraged to consume unprocessed, whole foods. Yet even seemingly unprocessed food that we buy at the supermarket has gone through some changes. For example, the organic milk you buy at Whole Foods is not … 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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Scientists Find Correlation Between BPA and Autism

Scientists Find Correlation Between BPA and Autism

After many years of suspicion, a definitive link between BPA exposure and autism has been found. Researchers have shown that children with autism metabolize BPA differently than normal children. Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and … Continue reading

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What if BPA Alternatives Are Also Toxic?

What if BPA Alternatives Are Also Toxic?

Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans. It is associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development issues. Once it enters the body,¬†BPA behaves like estrogen, a human hormone. It disturbs the normal operation of certain … Continue reading

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USDA Rubber Stamps Approval for GMO Apples

USDA Rubber Stamps Approval for GMO Apples

A new genetically modified food has been approved by the USDA and this time it’s a fruit. The arctic apple won’t brown when its flesh is exposed to air. At first though, this seems cool – nobody wants to bite … Continue reading

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