General Mills French Toast Crunch – a Questionable Comeback

General Mills French Toast Crunch – a Questionable Comeback

If you grew up in the mid-nineties, you may remember a breakfast cereal called French Toast Crunch by General Mills. It lasted a decade before being shelved (pun intended) due to lackluster sales in the US. The product has continued … Continue reading

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Still Taking Fish Oil Supplements? Read This, Save Your Money

Still Taking Fish Oil Supplements? Read This, Save Your Money

In the early 1970′s, Danish scientists published a study that claimed Inuits in Greenland have low rates of heart disease due their diet, high in fish oils, whale blubber, and omega-3 fatty acids. That study set off a global trend … Continue reading

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More BPA Concerns Surface

More BPA Concerns Surface

A worrying read on the Civil Eats blog – our exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) is much worse than we think: According to a new study, exposure to the gender-bending chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) is worse than previously estimated. The study, which … Continue reading

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When Will the Fooducate App be Available Outside the US?

When Will the Fooducate App be Available Outside the US?

Since launching the Fooducate iPhone App, we’ve been inundated with requests to make the app available worldwide. Our neighbors to the north in Canada are especially anxious to start using it. But right now, you can only download the app … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending BPA Controversy

The Never-Ending BPA Controversy

Last month, Canada banned Bisphenol-A from all food products. But the World Health Organization (WHO) said last week that this move may have been premature: “Circulating levels of BPA in the human body were found to be very low, indicating … Continue reading

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Canada: BPA is Toxic!

Canada: BPA is Toxic!

Kudos to our friends north of the border for a brave decision yesterday – Canada became the first country in the world to declare Bisphenol-A a toxin: In the order adding BPA to the toxic register, Health Canada identified dietary … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Minimize your Family’s BPA Exposure (+FDA Update)

6 Ways to Minimize your Family’s BPA Exposure (+FDA Update)

The FDA has an update for consumers on its efforts to determine the safety of BPA (Bisphenol-A), an industrial chemical unfortunately found in many plastic bottles and cans containing foods and beverages. This is happening less than 2 years after … Continue reading

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15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans]

15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans]

The December Edition of Consumer Reports, already out, is bringing BPA, a controversial chemical, back to the headlines. The non-profit publisher, Consumers Union, tested various canned foods for BPA and found alarmingly high values in daily staples such as tuna, … Continue reading

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Guess What’s In the Picture [Common Food]

Guess What’s In the Picture [Common Food]

1. pepper corns 2. small furry animal poop 3. canola oil 4. none of the above Answer below. Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Inside the Label – Crofter’s Organic Superfruit Spreads

Inside the Label – Crofter’s Organic Superfruit Spreads

Thank you Fooducate reader Mark G. and family for testing out 4 flavors of Crofter’s Superfruit Spreads over the past few weeks. Crofter’s is a small Canadian company focusing on jams, jellies, preserves and spread. Everything is organic. Earlier this … Continue reading

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