11 Types of Food Additives You Need to Know About

11 Types of Food Additives You Need to Know About

One of the sexiest health claims on food products is “No additives or preservatives”. As the food industry is adapting to consumer demand for real food, companies are looking for ways to remove ingredients that are deemed dangerous by consumers. … Continue reading

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4 Ground Rules for Buying Bread [miniseries part 1/4]

4 Ground Rules for Buying Bread [miniseries part 1/4]

There is nothing quite like the scent of a freshly baked loaf of bread. Bakers who have mastered the proper technique produce batches of bread that are so delectable you want to eat them without adding anything. The problem: zero … Continue reading

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Superbowl Special: We Were Shocked To Learn What’s In This Guacamole

Superbowl Special: We Were Shocked To Learn What’s In This Guacamole

The Superbowl is here, a festival of glitzy commercials, snacks galore, and according to some rumors, a football game. Guacamole has become part of the tradition, as a healthy dip for your tortilla chips. 50 million pounds of avocado will … Continue reading

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Chemicals in Your Food – What You Don’t Know Will Harm You

Chemicals in Your Food – What You Don’t Know Will Harm You

In recent decades, food technology has progressed at such a pace that we now have thousands of chemicals being used as additives in beverages and foods. There are over 9000 additives today compared to 800 fifty years ago. The Food … 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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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 Richard 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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4 Ground Rules for Choosing Healthy Bread [Bread miniseries part 1/4]

4 Ground Rules for Choosing Healthy Bread [Bread miniseries part 1/4]

Bread is a staple of the western world, something many of us consume daily, if not several times a day. There is nothing quite like the scent of a freshly baked loaf. The pleasure of a warm slice of bread … Continue reading

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How to Buy Bread [miniseries part 1]

How to Buy Bread [miniseries part 1]

Bread, oh bread. For some, an art form. For others, a guilty pleasure. For shoppers in a supermarket, a torturous decision process exacerbated by hundreds of brands, products, labels, health claims, and confusingly long ingredient lists. Here is Fooducate’s attempt … Continue reading

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Chef Boyardee’s Whole Grain Hoax

Chef Boyardee’s Whole Grain Hoax

ConAgra’s Chef Boyardee brand is out with a whole grain canned pasta product – Chef Boyardee Pasta, Whole Grain, Beefaroni – and they’re letting the world know about it. Take a look at this  “silent” commercial where parents are hiding … Continue reading

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Kraft Macaroni ‘N Cheese Dinner Cheddar Explosion (of chemicals)

Kraft Macaroni ‘N Cheese Dinner Cheddar Explosion (of chemicals)

Social media is the hot buzzword for all major brands these days. A good viral video on youtube, a contest on twitter, or a campaign on facebook connect brands with a new generation of consumers. How unfortunate that various food … Continue reading

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