Vermont Will Be The First State to Mandate GMO Labeling

Vermont Will Be The First State to Mandate GMO Labeling

Vermont is just one step away from mandatory labeling of food with genetically modified ingredients – the signing into law by governor Peter Shumlin who supports the initiative. Once enacted, the law will require food manufacturers to properly label their … Continue reading

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If the FDA Doesn’t Know What’s in Our Food, How Can We?

If the FDA Doesn’t Know What’s in Our Food, How Can We?

In the 1950′s only 800 chemicals were used as additives in our foods. That number has swelled to 10,000 today! You would think the FDA tests and approves each and everyone of them before they are allowed to be called … Continue reading

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Edible Seaweed: Nutritious or Poisonous?

Edible Seaweed: Nutritious or Poisonous?

This is a guest blog post by By Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, LDN. Edible sea vegetables including red, green and brown marine algae (aka seaweed) offer health benefits due to their concentrated vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and protein content. More … Continue reading

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Did You Know? The FDA Lets Companies Decide if an Additive is Safe or Not

Did You Know? The FDA Lets Companies Decide if an Additive is Safe or Not

This is a guest blog post by┬áRichard Perlmutter, MS. We recently wrote about the federal Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) proposal to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils due to their tendency to increase cardiovascular disease risk. Without … Continue reading

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Carcinogenic Caramel Color in Your Cola?

Carcinogenic Caramel Color in Your Cola?

Limiting consumption of colas is a horn we’ve been tooting here for years. The high amount of sugars is one reason, but some of the other ingredients are no less problematic. Phosphoric acid, for example, leaches calcium from the bones. … Continue reading

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Is Your Kale Smoothie Harming Your Thyroid?

Is Your Kale Smoothie Harming Your Thyroid?

Kale is the superfood of the 21st century. It has reached superstar status among health nuts and everyday folks. It has become a snackable chip and the darling of morning smoothies. Just when everything seemed to be on the up-and-up, … Continue reading

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Caffeine, Decaf and Pregnancy

Caffeine, Decaf and Pregnancy

Caffeine, the stimulant in coffee, is generally regarded as safe. It may even provide some health benefits, when consumed in moderate amounts. The magic number for healthy adults is 3 cups of joe a day. What are the caffeine recommendations … Continue reading

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Why Must We Refrigerate Eggs While Europe Doesn’t?

Why Must We Refrigerate Eggs While Europe Doesn’t?

A great little piece on eggs has been circulating in social media in the past few weeks, explaining why the US is one of the the only countries in the world that refrigerates eggs. Refrigeration sounds like a smart thing … Continue reading

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Is the Movement to Label GMOs Anti-Science?

Is the Movement to Label GMOs Anti-Science?

This is a guest blog post by Carole Bartolotto, MA RD One of the criticisms I hear about the movement to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that it’s anti-science. Some even go so far as to say it’s an … Continue reading

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Is Chobani’s Perfect Image Getting Tarnished?

Is Chobani’s Perfect Image Getting Tarnished?

There are not many meteoric success stories in today’s cutthroat food industry, but one company that came out of nowhere and has grown exponentially for the last 7 years is Chobani. The company pretty much created the Greek Yogurt category … Continue reading

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