What is Wood Pulp Doing in My Cheese?

What is Wood Pulp Doing in My Cheese?

Is wood part of your diet? If you eat American-made grated parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese, then it likely is! The FDA, acting on a tip, investigated a Pennsylvania cheese manufacturer called “Castle Cheese Inc”. Their grated parmesan claimed to … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Light & Regular Beer

The Difference Between Light & Regular Beer

Seven of the top 10 beers sold in the US are light beers. They account for about half of the total beer sales. In fact, one out of every 5 beers sold in America is Bud Light. How can it … Continue reading

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Oh Dear, SPAM is Now a Snack

Oh Dear, SPAM is Now a Snack

Yes, it’s true. As part of America’s movement from meals to snacks, food manufacturers are trying to figure out how to snackify their foods. The folks at Hormel have taken the iconic canned SPAM and turned it into bite sized … Continue reading

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New Bar by Abbott Nutrition

New Bar by Abbott Nutrition

Abbott Nutrition is a pharmaceutical company known for Ensure and Pediasure, highly processed food supplements for people with digestive or other health problems. The company surprised the market by entering the hyper-competitive bar segment, with the recent introduction of a … Continue reading

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What’s Really In Aunt Jemima’s Syrup?

What’s Really In Aunt Jemima’s Syrup?

In many families, sunday morning means pancakes. Pancakes mean maple syrup. However, sometimes the syrup isn’t maple. Aunt Jemima is a brand that’s been around for over 100 years. The company’s marketing and branding messages conjures images of Southern hospitality. … Continue reading

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Dairy-Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Dairy-Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

This is a dream come true for some folks. The beloved ice cream manufacturer is finally catering to vegans and people with lactose intolerance. The company recently announced dairy-free versions of some of its most iconic flavors such as Chunky … Continue reading

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What 4 Foods Have Much More Vitamin C than Oranges?

What 4 Foods Have Much More Vitamin C than Oranges?

Vitamin C is an important nutrient for the growth and repair of various tissues in the human body. It’s an essential nutrient, the human body can’t produce it, so we need a continuous supply from food. The orange juice industry … Continue reading

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Coffee Flour and Nutrition Data Manipulation

Coffee Flour and Nutrition Data Manipulation

Question: How often are nutrient comparisons of foods meaningless? Answer: About as often as you aren’t struck by lightening. It is possible to compare just about any two foods and make each seem nutritionally superior to the other, depending on … Continue reading

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Almond Love

Almond Love

Today, February 16th, is National Almond Day, a made-up marketing holiday. We love almonds every day. A native of the Mediterranean, the almond tree has successfully acclimated to California, where most of America’s almond trees can be found. The US … Continue reading

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Warning Labels on Sugary Soft Drinks

Warning Labels on Sugary Soft Drinks

Can warning labels on sugary soft drinks help reduce obesity? If you ask Coke and Pepsi, the answer will be no. If you ask public health activists, the answer will be yes. A group of researchers decided to test people’s … Continue reading

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