7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

Photo Cashew – ¬© Coffeehuman | Dreamstime.com 1. Cashew trees originated in Brazil, but are now cultivated in many countries across the world. Top exporters include Nigeria, India, Ivory Coast, Vietnam and Indonesia. 2. Cashews are a seed, not a … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

The US Dietary Guidelines are a set nutrition suggestions published every 5 years by the USDA. If you are wondering why the Department of Agriculture is responsible for nutrition advice, you’re not the only one. It’s a historical mistake that … 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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On Orange Juice

On Orange Juice

Image via Wikipedia [UPDATE June 2, 2009: See response of Florida Department of Citrus in the comments] More than 620 million gallons of orange juice are sold per year in the United States. There is an undeniable health halo to … Continue reading

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