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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Some Fun with Bogus Serving Sizes

Some Fun with Bogus Serving Sizes

We always get a kick when we read nutrition labels and discover how manufacturers trick us into believing their product is manna from heaven. A great example is tiny the serving sizes for foods of problematic nutritional value. By decreasing … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Juicy Juice Brain Development [Marketing BS]

Inside the Label: Juicy Juice Brain Development [Marketing BS]

The creative marketers at Nestle have been pushing various flavors of Juicy Juice liquid candy at parents for several years with great success. But it wasn’t enough. Always under pressure to sell more and grow (hey it’s the American way!), … Continue reading

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How Healthy is ConAgra’s Healthy Choice?

How Healthy is ConAgra’s Healthy Choice?

Very healthy! Or at least that’s what new research, sponsored by ConAgra, has shown. Here’s the press release: ConAgra Foods announced today new research that shows people who ate Healthy Choice(R) really did get healthier. Participants in the 24-week study, … Continue reading

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