The Food I’m Most Thankful for Is _________?

The Food I’m Most Thankful for Is _________?

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone is spending this special holiday with friends and family, surrounded by love and plenty of good food. Informal survey: What food are you most thankful for this year, and why? Shoot away in the comments … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

The wheels of public health policy turn ever so slowly, but if one is patient enough, change does come. Sometimes it’s even better than one had hoped for. Such is the case with menu labeling regulation, proposed back in 2011, … Continue reading

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Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Chalk this up as another win for consumers, thanks to our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Effective immediately, General Mills will be removing the misleading “100% Natural” label from approximately 30 Nature Valley bars … Continue reading

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Is a Serving of Bread One Slice or Two Slices?

Is a Serving of Bread One Slice or Two Slices?

One of the the most important pieces of information on a nutrition label is the serving size, which is the basis for determining the amount of calories, carbs and all other nutrients. For beverages, the serving size is usually one … Continue reading

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When Cooking with Wine, What Happens to the Alcohol?

When Cooking with Wine, What Happens to the Alcohol?

Cooking with wine is a an age-old tradition that upgrades the flavor of any dish. The other day, we were enjoying a modified beef bourguignon with the kids. My son, who had earlier seen me pour an entire bottle’s worth … Continue reading

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10 Interesting Turkey Facts Ahead of Thanksgiving

10 Interesting Turkey Facts Ahead of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up and many of you have already purchased the big bird for the festive meal on Thursday. Here are some interesting facts about this fowl. 1. The name “turkey” comes from the country of Turkey. A few … Continue reading

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Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Short answer: NO. Long answer: Earlier this week, media reports claimed that global demand for chocolate is outstripping supply, and as a result, 5 years from now, the world will not have enough. The reasons are disease, drought, and the … Continue reading

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Rich Baby, Poor Baby, and the Obesity Trajectory

Rich Baby, Poor Baby, and the Obesity Trajectory

Being poor is no fun. Statistically, it also increases your chance to be obese and suffer from a food related disease such as diabetes. According to a new study published in Pediatrics, an individual’s nutrition path is set by the … Continue reading

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Arsenic in Rice – 7 Things to Know

Arsenic in Rice – 7 Things to Know

Consumer Reports, the venerable source of objective product testing, has just published a worrisome follow-up report on arsenic in rice. The full report and video is here. Arsenic is a deadly toxin that was used in pesticides in the past … Continue reading

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Why is McDonald’s Refusing to Serve GMO Potatoes?

Why is McDonald’s Refusing to Serve GMO Potatoes?

This is interesting. The USDA recently approved a new genetically modified crop – a potato. The new creation – named Innate Potato -  has several advantages over current potatoes: 1. It won’t brown after being cut. The enzyme responsible for … Continue reading

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