Public Pressure Works: Grocery Retailers Pulling Pink Slime

Public Pressure Works: Grocery Retailers Pulling Pink Slime

Not two weeks have passed since Americans became familiarized with the pink slimeĀ foundĀ in our ground beef, and major supermarket chains have publicly come out stating they will not be selling pink slime products anymore. This is a huge win for … Continue reading

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“Healthy Elements” – Yet Another Nutrition Label to Confuse Shoppers

“Healthy Elements” – Yet Another Nutrition Label to Confuse Shoppers

Supervalu is one fo the largest grocery retailers and wholesalers in the US. IN January they jumped on the front-of-package-nutrition-labeling wagon when they introduced NutritionIQ at some of their Albertson’s locations. Now the company is introducing a different scheme, named … Continue reading

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SuperValu / Albertsons Launches NutritionIQ Food Labels

SuperValu / Albertsons Launches NutritionIQ Food Labels

The new year has ushered in a blizzard of new food labeling systems aimed at helping consumers make healthier choices at the supermarket. This week it is Supervalu, which kicked off nutritionIQ at its California Albertsons stores. The color-coded, easy-to-spot … Continue reading

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America’s Top Ten Healthy Supermarket Chains

America’s Top Ten Healthy Supermarket Chains

A recent presentation at health.com dished out the grocery chains most focused on improving consmers’ nutrition and health. Here’s a quick rundown on the list: 1. Whole foods, 279 stores nationwide – the “Rolls Royce” of healthy eating. 2. Safeway, … Continue reading

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Surprise: Kids Actually Do Like Their Veggies

Surprise: Kids Actually Do Like Their Veggies

The non profit state agency First 5 California, recently polled California preschoolers and was pleasantly surprised to discover that children are aware fo what’s healthy for them, and actually like to eat fruit and vegetables : “The research found the … Continue reading

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1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

In the early 13th century, the king of England proclaimed the first food regulatory law, the Assize of Bread, which prohibited bakers from mixing ground peas and beans into bread dough. Ever since, it has been a cat and mouse game between the food industry and the public (fast forward to China 2008 – melamine in milk powder anybody?). In the US, food regulation dates back to early colonial times. Here is a brief overview of the last 150 years of government and industry food regulation: Continue reading

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