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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Breyers Ice Cream Did Something Good!

Breyers Ice Cream Did Something Good!

In yet another win for consumers, Breyers Ice Cream will no longer be made with rBST milk. The announcement was recently made by Unilever, Breyers parent company, and will encompass all the ice cream brands under its umbrella, including Magnum, … Continue reading

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Reducing the Risks of Cadmium in Your Food

Reducing the Risks of Cadmium in Your Food

Add this (or don’t) to the list of things in food to worries about. Cadmium is a toxic metal that has found its way from factories … to the soil … to our food. It is also inhaled via cigarette … Continue reading

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Getting High on Nutmeg?

Getting High on Nutmeg?

Nutmeg is a wonderful spice. Freshly grated, it imparts a sweet, nutty flavor to ethnic dishes from Indonesia to Italy. It can be used in both sweet and savory settings. During the holidays here in the US, nutmeg is sprinkled … Continue reading

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Who Checks If Ingredients Are Safe? You’ll Be Shocked to Read

Who Checks If Ingredients Are Safe? You’ll Be Shocked to Read

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS GRAS is the acronym for Generally Recognized as Safe. This is a designation for some food ingredients when they are used as intended. These ingredients are regarded as safe based on: … Continue reading

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