Kashi’s Woes Continue

Kashi’s Woes Continue

Kashi, once the darling of the real food community, has seen its sales decline in recent years. Now owned by Kellogg’s, the company has been embroiled in legal battles as well. Customers sued the company for claiming its products were … Continue reading

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In Slow-Motion Food Politics, Grassroots Efforts are Gaining Momentum

In Slow-Motion Food Politics, Grassroots Efforts are Gaining Momentum

This is a guest blog post by Bridgette Kidd, MPH, RD. As you may have heard, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finally considering fully addressing the issue of trans fats – an industry developed public health … Continue reading

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Wild West in Washington DC: Nutrition Labeling as an Example

Wild West in Washington DC: Nutrition Labeling as an Example

This is a guest post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. One of the most frequently observed claims on food and beverage packaging is “all natural”. It is a term that is supposed to be subject to regulatory oversight. Two federal agencies are … Continue reading

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Meat Labels: No More Minced Words

Meat Labels: No More Minced Words

This is a guest blog post by Kirsten L. Grieshaber. You’re a well-intentioned consumer.  You know that eating sustainably raised meat is better for you, your taste buds, the environment, public health, and the livelihoods of farmers who support responsible … Continue reading

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Five Food Industry Tactics to Downplay Contribution to the Obesity Epidemic

Five Food Industry Tactics to Downplay Contribution to the Obesity Epidemic

To avoid public criticism and forestall government intervention, the food and beverage industry hopes that self-regulation is sufficient and also seeks to establish public-private partnerships. This reaction is common in industries under threat and can take helpful or harmful forms… … Continue reading

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Soda Tax? We’re Already Paying a 15% Chicken Tax!!

Soda Tax? We’re Already Paying a 15% Chicken Tax!!

Chicken. The healthy alternative to beef. The original white meat. Raise your hand if you don’t have chicken at least once or twice a week, if not daily. And when you buy it unprepared, you’re getting an all natural product. … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Matt’s Munchies Fruit Leathers

Inside the Label: Matt’s Munchies Fruit Leathers

We recently covered freeze dried fruit snacks, and today we’ll take a look at leather snacks. Chef Roberts, operating in the New York metropolitan area, has recently launched a line of fruit leather. From the Chef’s marketing department: Matt’s Munchies … Continue reading

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What Do Meat Labels Mean?

What Do Meat Labels Mean?

Whether beef or poultry, you’ve probably seen various claims on the plastic wrapping your meat. Women’s Health Magazine published 10 Meaty Secrets Revealed and decoded the claims on packaged meats to reveal what really matters when you’re scanning the butcher … Continue reading

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