Is Cargill Really Reducing Antibiotic Use in Turkeys?

Is Cargill Really Reducing Antibiotic Use in Turkeys?

Will we celebrate Thanksgiving this year with an antibiotic-free Turkey? Cargill, one of the largest food companies in the world, announced last week that it will be ending the use of antibiotics to promote growth of turkeys it sells. The … Continue reading

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“We’ve listened to the public”: Cargill to Label Pink Slime

“We’ve listened to the public”: Cargill to Label Pink Slime

Strike this a victory for the people. Cargill, a mega-corporation has recently announced that it will label beef products that include so called “Pink Slime” as containing Finely Textured Beef. From Cargill’s press release: Based on extensive consumer research over … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Leads to Settlement: Stevia May Be Natural, But Truvia is Not

Lawsuit Leads to Settlement: Stevia May Be Natural, But Truvia is Not

Last week Cargill, food ingredient behemoth, and owner of the Truvia brand stevia sweetener, agreed to settle a potentially harmful lawsuit. One of terms of the settlement is that Cargill will set up a $5 million fund to pay consumers … Continue reading

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Warning: Stevia Sweeteners May NOT Be as Natural as You Think

Warning: Stevia Sweeteners May NOT Be as Natural as You Think

Dieters in the US were introduced to stevia sweeteners just a few years ago, after they received the coveted GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status from the FDA. Finally, a zero calorie sweetener that comes from the leaves of a … Continue reading

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The Pink Slime Saga – Epilogue

The Pink Slime Saga – Epilogue

You may remember several months ago, nutrition headlines were all pink. What started as a petition by a Houston mommy blogger, to get a highly processed meat by-product out of her daughter’s school lunch, led to the great pink slime … Continue reading

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Trans Fat Factory Halts Production

Trans Fat Factory Halts Production

Image via Wikipedia An encouraging development in the world of food manufacturing. Food giant Cargill has shut a production line in  Wichita, Kansas that has been manufacturing hydrogenated oils: President of Cargill’s dressings, sauces and oils division Mike Venker said … Continue reading

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Your Dietary Advice, Sponsored By …

Your Dietary Advice, Sponsored By …

The American Dietetic Association, the largest organization of dietitians in the US, has accepted a new sponsorship from Truvia. Truvia is the brand name of a stevia based sweetener manufactured by Cargill, recently approved as safe for consumption by the … Continue reading

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Stevia Approved by FDA

Stevia Approved by FDA

Image via Wikipedia Stevia has received the coveted GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status from the FDA. The New York Times reports: Federal regulators have approved two versions of a new zero-calorie sweetener developed by the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, … Continue reading

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Sweetener Buzz – Stevia Coming this Week to Odwalla Fruit Juices? (bonus – stevia glossary)

Sweetener Buzz – Stevia Coming this Week to Odwalla Fruit Juices? (bonus – stevia glossary)

Rumors are flying that later this week Coca Cola will introduce to markets three Odwalla brand juices, sweetened with stevia. This despite the fact the the FDA has yet to recognize stevia as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). Why would … Continue reading

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