Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Yesterday, Unilever announced a facelift to its margarine line: Unilever U.S. is transforming its current buttery spreads portfolio, beginning with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!,┬áinto new recipes made with real, simple ingredients like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, … Continue reading

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When Natural Food Companies Obfuscate their GMOs

When Natural Food Companies Obfuscate their GMOs

We recently received a worried email from a Fooducate community member using the GMO discovery feature of our mobile app: Dear Fooducate, I am very disturbed that when I looked up Van’s Natural Foods on your website, the products did … Continue reading

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Here’s What You Need to Know about Oils and their Smoke Point

Here’s What You Need to Know about Oils and their Smoke Point

There is no shortage of fats to chose from when shopping at the supermarket. They come either in liquid form (oil) or solid (lard, butter, margarine). There are various ways to classify oils and fats, such as animal or plant … Continue reading

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Kaiser Permanente Warns Millions of Members: Avoid GMOs

Kaiser Permanente Warns Millions of Members: Avoid GMOs

Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed healthcare provider in the US, with just under 9 million members, and 15,000 physicians. In its fall newsletter, the non-profit warns people about GMOs and their dangers: GMOs have been added to our food … Continue reading

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Is the Lawsuit Against Goldfish Crackers’ Manufacturer Frivolous?

Is the Lawsuit Against Goldfish Crackers’ Manufacturer Frivolous?

Pepperidge Farm, the manufacturer of kid fave Goldfish crackers is being sued by a Colorado woman for misrepresenting its “Naturalness”. According to the lawsuit, Goldfish misleadingly represented that the crackers are Natural, when in fact they are not – they … Continue reading

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Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Harvard scientists were not pleased with the government switch from the Food Pyramid to MyPlate earlier this year. Although MyPlate was lauded by experts as an improvement over the pyramid – it greatly simplified food choices – they believed it … Continue reading

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We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

GMO foods are a hotly debated topic in the past few years, and especially in the last month. We haven’t addressed this issue and thought it might be time to share some thoughts. GMO (Genetically modified organism) or GE (genetically … Continue reading

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Leggo My (Listeria-laden) Eggo

Leggo My (Listeria-laden) Eggo

The FDA is not pleased with Kellogg’s waffle manufacturing plant in Georgia. The federal authority sent the company a warning letter. Kellogg’s is reprimanded for the poor sanitary conditions at the factory, and requested to clean up its act. From … 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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14 Quick Vegetable Facts

14 Quick Vegetable Facts

photo credit: Mr. T in DC 1. Extolling veggies – they are naturally low in calories, but high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. 2. According the USDA, we’re supposed to get 5 servings of vegetables a day. That’s about … Continue reading

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