What are Phthalates, and Why are They in Our Food?

What are Phthalates, and Why are They in Our Food?

Phthalates are a type of chemical, easily released into its surroundings, that have been linked with all sorts of health problems – most notably breast cancer, endocrine disruption and obesity. They’re found in plastics, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, toys, packaging … Continue reading

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Ferrarelle Italian Mineral Water – Old and Good for You?

Ferrarelle Italian Mineral Water – Old and Good for You?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Waters bottled “at the source” have a certain cachet.  Depending on the geologic characteristics of the region, the depth of the well or … Continue reading

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10 Easy Tips to Get You Drinking More Water

10 Easy Tips to Get You Drinking More Water

Drink More water! 1. Temperature: Find out which water temperature you like the most, and make sure you always have some on hand. If you like water ice cold, find a container where you can keep it iced all day. … Continue reading

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Tap Congress to Get Off the Bottle

Tap Congress to Get Off the Bottle

A not for profit, Corporate Accountability International, recently released a report with a startling revelation: members of Congress over the course of a year spent nearly one million dollars on bottled water. That works out to about $2000 per member … Continue reading

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Eight Interesting Facts on World Water Day

Eight Interesting Facts on World Water Day

1. Over 1 Billion people don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. 2. Almost none of them reside in the US. 3. World Water Day is intended to raise awareness to this seemingly trivial problem, that kills 4500 children … Continue reading

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Tap vs. Bottled Water – Toxic Update

Tap vs. Bottled Water – Toxic Update

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we preach to ditch soft drinks in favor of plain old water. But not the expensive bottled water. From the faucet – tap water. Water is healthy because it has no extra … Continue reading

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Tap vs. Bottled Water – Which is Purer?

Tap vs. Bottled Water – Which is Purer?

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Who would you prefer to buy your water from? A company that discloses the water’s source, how the water has been purified, and what pollutants each bottle of water may contain? Or a company … Continue reading

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Time Magazine’s Top 10 Food Trends for 2008

Time Magazine’s Top 10 Food Trends for 2008

Time Magazine has published its Top 10 of Everything issue, and the food list is filled with great insights into what we were thinking about this past year. Some of the interesting trends: Recession dining – people are saving on … Continue reading

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Bottled Water vs Tap – The Rematch

Bottled Water vs Tap – The Rematch

We just wrote about the bottled vs tap water dilema a few days ago, and the media is again abuzz with findings from a recent study that bottled water is actually just the same as tap. USA Today reports: Tests … Continue reading

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Water – Bottled or Tap?

Water – Bottled or Tap?

As more people are switching back to tap water, to save the planet from drowning in plastic bottles and to save a few extra dollars, the LA Times brings this: “Bottled water isn’t any safer or purer than what comes … Continue reading

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