Look at all those Chemicals in a Banana!

Look at all those Chemicals in a Banana!

James Kennedy is a high-school chemistry teacher from Melbourne, Australia. He feels that chemistry and chemicals are viewed upon negatively. So he decided to do something about it: “Chemistry has suffered in recent years from a negative image. Pesticides, poisons, … Continue reading

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Listen Up US Supermarkets: Aussie Grocery Chain Drops Artificial Dyes

Listen Up US Supermarkets: Aussie Grocery Chain Drops Artificial Dyes

ALDI, an international grocery chain with a strong Australian presence of 200 stores, has announced that effective immediately all food products sold in its stores will not be using artificial coloring: ALL ALDI food grocery items now free of artificial … Continue reading

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New Research: Obesity Caused by Over-Eating, NOT Under-Excercise

New Research: Obesity Caused by Over-Eating, NOT Under-Excercise

A new study presented recently at the European Congress on Obesity claims, in no uncertain terms, that the almost exclusive reason for the rising rates of obesity in the western world are excess caloric intake, and NOT lack of exercise. … Continue reading

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“Cereal Offenders” from Down Under

“Cereal Offenders” from Down Under

Australian consumer advocacy group The Parents Jury is interested in improving the food and physical activity environments of Australian children. Recently they compared a few breakfast cereals to see how close the touted health claims were to what was really … Continue reading

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On the heels of Yoplait, Dannon to Remove Growth Hormone from Dairy Products

On the heels of Yoplait, Dannon to Remove Growth Hormone from Dairy Products

More good news for consumers. Dannon, manufacturer of 100 dairy products such as Activia, Light & Fit, DanActive and Danimals, will stop using milk from cows injected with bovine growth hormones (rBST / rGBH). The plan is to be 100% … Continue reading

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Yoplait Yogurts to Become rBGH Free (Yes, that’s a good thing)

Yoplait Yogurts to Become rBGH Free (Yes, that’s a good thing)

General Mills, parent company of Yoplait brand yogurts, announced this week that it will stop using milk from cows treated with rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone). The announcement covers the entire product line and will be fully implemented by August: … Continue reading

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