Sugar Bites!! Protect Your Child

Sugar Bites!! Protect Your Child

One of the things that kills me to see, is a toddler toting a sippy cup filled with apple juice. The sugar in the juice is a double whammy – ruining a nascent set of teeth and setting the child … Continue reading

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Mommy, Why is There Fungicide in My OJ?

Mommy, Why is There Fungicide in My OJ?

The FDA is halting imports of orange juice this week. The reason: a potential for contamination with a fungicide called carbendazim. Carbedazim is used to prevent mold on oranges in various countries, but has not been approved for use on oranges … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Juice

Much Ado about Juice

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Eric Marcotte, MD The apple juice scrum Dr. Oz started a few months ago came roaring back to life last month.  The original kerfuffle got the FDA to write emails, issue statements and even be … Continue reading

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Apple Juice and Arsenic: It’s the Sugar, Dummy

Apple Juice and Arsenic: It’s the Sugar, Dummy

In the last few days, we’ve been getting questions from Fooducate community members about arsenic in apple juice. It started when Consumer Reports published its findings on lead and arsenic levels in apple and grape juice.  The not for profit … Continue reading

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Oh Boy! Now they’ve Found Lead in Kids’ Fruit Juice/Products

Oh Boy! Now they’ve Found Lead in Kids’ Fruit Juice/Products

A California non-profit, Environmental Law Foundation, sent some baby and kids’ fruit juice and products to a government approved lab for toxic substance testing. Guess what they found? A surprisingly large number of samples, from both from national and store … 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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Mott’s is Watering Down Kiddie Drinks

Mott’s is Watering Down Kiddie Drinks

Would you pay more for beer that was watered down by 40%? What if we told you it was healthier or you? Mott’s, icon of everything apple, is offering your kids the same deal, but for apple juice. They’ve introduced … Continue reading

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