What Do USDA Beef Grades – Prime, Choice, Select – Actually Mean?

What Do USDA Beef Grades – Prime, Choice, Select – Actually Mean?

When shopping for meat, have you ever taken pause to consider the difference between Choice and Select beef? Or did you simply assume these were marketing terms with no meanings? Well, it turns out they actually do mean something.  The … Continue reading

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Are Chickens Taking Over the World?

Are Chickens Taking Over the World?

America loves chicken, but this wasn’t the case 40 years ago, when pork and beef reigned supreme in our kitchens. A combination of health considerations, cost savings, and smart marketing have led the US (and the rest of the world) … Continue reading

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Make the Best of Your Beef [Cheatsheet]

Make the Best of Your Beef [Cheatsheet]

If you’re a beef eater, this cheat sheet can help you make the most of your meat. Whether it’s USDA organic, grass fed or “conventionally” raised, different cuts of meat need to get different treatments in order for you to … Continue reading

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Perhaps it’s Time the USDA Stopped Giving Us Nutrition Advice?

Perhaps it’s Time the USDA Stopped Giving Us Nutrition Advice?

 New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  Something funny happened at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week. In an online newsletter to employees, published once a quarter, the advice dispensed was to embrace Meatless … Continue reading

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Enjoying Pink Slime? You’ll Love Meat Glue

Enjoying Pink Slime? You’ll Love Meat Glue

Transglutaminase, also known as Meat Glue, is not something you’d expect to find in your steak. But it turns out that this animal derived additive is used, mostly in the dining industry. It allows chefs and cooks to glue cheap … Continue reading

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Woohoo!!! McDonald’s Burgers Come from Grass Fed Beef!

Woohoo!!! McDonald’s Burgers Come from Grass Fed Beef!

At least that’s what we’re seeing in the latest commercials featuring rancher / beef producer Steve Foglesong in Illinois. And all these years we thought Mcdonald’s was so cheap because they source beef from CAFOs (factory farms) where cows lead … Continue reading

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Infographic: Where Does a Food Dollar Go?

Infographic: Where Does a Food Dollar Go?

The USDA Economic Research Service recently published a report that helps shed the light on the cost of food. Take a look at the interesting statistic above. For every dollar we spend on food, less than 16 cents go to … Continue reading

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I’m a QUALITARIAN. Why You Should Be One Too

I’m a QUALITARIAN. Why You Should Be One Too

This is a guest blog post by Ashley Koff, RD For years, people would routinely pose the same question me “so what are you?” Pretty sure that people are clear that I’m a brunette, a female, even that I’m a … Continue reading

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Are Hebrew National Kosher Hot Dogs Healthier than the Rest?

Are Hebrew National Kosher Hot Dogs Healthier than the Rest?

We recently got an email from Dave: Stumbled across your blog a few days ago, have been pouring over your archives ever since.  My wife and I are in the process of converting to a much more natural and healthy … Continue reading

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Earth Day, Fast Food, and TV Turnoff Week

Earth Day, Fast Food, and TV Turnoff Week

This is a very special guest blog post. Hi, I’m Koa Halpern, a guest on this blog, I am 12 years old, and I started my own nonprofit when I was 10 years old. My Nonprofit is called Fast Food … Continue reading

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