Dispelling a Myth about Nightshade Vegetables

Dispelling a Myth about Nightshade Vegetables

We recently received an inquiry from a Fooducate community member asking us about the dangers of eggplants and tomatoes, vegetables belonging to the “nightshade” family. In this post, we’ll briefly explain what nightshades are, and why for virtually every person … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Limit Fast Food Intake

Another Reason to Limit Fast Food Intake

People who eat fast food know that it is higher in calories, unhealthy fats, sugar and sodium when compared to home cooked meals. Now, there is another reason to reduce fast food consumption. In a study of close to 9000 … Continue reading

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Congress to FDA: GMO Salmon Should Be Labeled

Congress to FDA: GMO Salmon Should Be Labeled

Last week, Congress unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill for 2016. These bills contain “riders”, which are policy directives that are pushed through by special interest groups. Often, these riders are the result of lobbying by junk food companies and … Continue reading

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Why Are Raw Fish & Beef Deemed Safe, But Not Raw Chicken & Pork?

Why Are Raw Fish & Beef Deemed Safe, But Not Raw Chicken & Pork?

There are many popular foods with a raw component to them. Sushi is probably the most famous use of raw fish, with ceviche a close second. Steak tartare and carpaccio are tasty examples of raw beef dishes. While raw beef … Continue reading

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GMO Salmon Is Coming to Your Supermarket, and You Won’t Even Know It

GMO Salmon Is Coming to Your Supermarket, and You Won’t Even Know It

Earlier this week, after five years of deliberations, the FDA approved genetically modified salmon for consumption by humans. Although GMO corn, soy and other plants have been around for decades, this is the first time the regulatory body has issued … Continue reading

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12 Things to Know About the Nano-Ingredients Being Added to Your Food

12 Things to Know About the Nano-Ingredients Being Added to Your Food

Have you heard of one of the most promising, worrying, and incredible trend in food science? Nanoparticles are microscopic additions to ingredients, and more likely than not, you are already eating foods that incorporate them. Here’s what you need to … Continue reading

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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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