FDA Bans Antibiotics for Livestock, But Not Really

FDA Bans Antibiotics for Livestock, But Not Really

In big news from the Food and Drug Administration yesterday, the federal agency issued guidelines regarding the use of antibiotics by livestock growers. This FDA plan has been eagerly awaited for decades by health and consumer advocates. We’ll explain… Antibiotics … Continue reading

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Why Must We Refrigerate Eggs While Europe Doesn’t?

Why Must We Refrigerate Eggs While Europe Doesn’t?

A great little piece on eggs has been circulating in social media in the past few weeks, explaining why the US is one of the the only countries in the world that refrigerates eggs. Refrigeration sounds like a smart thing … Continue reading

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Tropicana Orange Juice Slammed by Judge as Misleading

Tropicana Orange Juice Slammed by Judge as Misleading

Did you know that the 100% orange juice you buy at the supermarket may have been lying in a refrigerated vat for 6 months or longer before it was poured into the carton standing in your fridge? Or that in … Continue reading

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How to Manage 100 Trillion Bacteria in Your Gut

How to Manage 100 Trillion Bacteria in Your Gut

If you didn’t have the time to read Michael Pollan’s weekend piece for the New York Times Magazine, you missed out on a fantastic overview of the emerging science of the human microbiome. Each time you eat or drink, you … Continue reading

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2 Years After Major Food Safety Law Enacted, FDA Begins Its Implementation

2 Years After Major Food Safety Law Enacted, FDA Begins Its Implementation

Peanut butter. Melons. Lettuce. Seemingly harmless foods that, when contaminated with e. coli bacteria, have caused mass food recalls, hospitalizations, and even deaths. About 48 million Americans get sick each year from contaminated food. 128,000 are hospitalized. 3,000 die! Congress … Continue reading

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Butter Meets Bacteria: Ilios Greek Yogurt Butter

Butter Meets Bacteria: Ilios Greek Yogurt Butter

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Apparently, Greek yogurt is the new oat bran/pomegranate/acai/quinoa/take-your-pick. It has almost conquered the yogurt market, despite being simply a more concentrated version of … Continue reading

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The Obesity – Antibiotics Connection

The Obesity – Antibiotics Connection

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  People who received antibiotics as babies are more likely to be obese. This is a possible conclusion from a fascinating study that was published in the International Journal of Obesity … Continue reading

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10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

Have you heard of xanthan gum, one of the 30 most popular ingredients used in food products? You’ll find it in salad dressings, sauces, ice cream and also gluten free foods. What is xanthan gum, and why is it such … Continue reading

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Yogurt Lovers Rejoice and Collect Your $100 Settlement

Yogurt Lovers Rejoice and Collect Your $100 Settlement

Dannon, the yogurt maker, has reached a settlement in a class action suit brought against it for falsely representing the health benefits of its products. The company will pay up to $100 to individual consumers who have been misled by … 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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