Finally? A Red Food Coloring NOT from Bugs or Petrochemicals

Finally? A Red Food Coloring NOT from Bugs or Petrochemicals

Red is a very appetizing color. We eat with our eyes, and when we see a rich red strawberry, a Red Delicious apple, or other foods draped in red, we want want them! That’s why manufacturers have been adding red … Continue reading

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Closeup Picture: The Red Bugs in Your Starbucks Frappuccino

Closeup Picture: The Red Bugs in Your Starbucks Frappuccino

Tiny red bugs were all the rage this week as news of their presence in Starbucks strawberry drink spread across the web. The news was broken by a vegan barista who shared it with vegetarian blogs. Starbucks did not deny: … Continue reading

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What’s Greek Yogurt Doing at the Superbowl?

What’s Greek Yogurt Doing at the Superbowl?

Finally in 2012, a Superbowl ad for food other than junk. Dannon presented its Oikos Greek Yogurt in a playful, sexy little clip featuring John Stamos and a pretty, albeit violent, partner. Will a 30 second spot for $3.5 million convince … Continue reading

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Dannon Yogurt NOT as Healthful as Previously Claimed [Inside the Label]

Dannon Yogurt NOT as Healthful as Previously Claimed [Inside the Label]

On Friday, Dannon Company announced it had settled a class action suit to the tune of $35 Million. The lawsuit was filed in early 2008, alleging that Dannon knowingly misled consumers in its marketing activities around its Activia yogurt line. … Continue reading

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Yoplait Delights Parfait – Trick or Treat? [Inside the Label]

Yoplait Delights Parfait – Trick or Treat? [Inside the Label]

Fooducate reader Terri G asks: “Yoplait just came out with a new yummy treat. Yoplait Parfait. It’s really good. What can you tell me about it? Is it very bad, okay, good?” Yes, Yoplait has  introduced a new product line … Continue reading

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Guess What’s in the Picture [Food Additive]

Guess What’s in the Picture [Food Additive]

A) moldy jelly beans B) microscopic view of sugar powder C) Bugs D) None of the above Answer below Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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What are these Additives?

What are these Additives?

A nice slideshow from FitSugar explains what the following ingredients, commonly found in processed foods are: Maltodextrin – a carb, serves a as thickener Inulin – a soluble fiber Methylcellulose – an emulsifier and thickener from … cellulose Xantham gum … Continue reading

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