Calorie Labeling on Soft Drink Vending Machines

Calorie Labeling on Soft Drink Vending Machines

You may have heard the news that soft drink vending machines will soon begin labeling the calories on each bottle sold, so that consumers can make “informed choices”. The FDA has not gotten around to specifying exactly how to label … Continue reading

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Hey, Is That Poop On Your Chicken?

Hey, Is That Poop On Your Chicken?

About 50% of supermarket bought poultry is contaminated with fecal matter. This, according to a recent report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Poultry was purchased from 15 grocery chains in 10 cities across the country and sent … Continue reading

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Study: Convenience, Not Price, Limits Veggie Consumption

Study: Convenience, Not Price, Limits Veggie Consumption

A research paper published in Public Health Nutrition┬áposits that price is less of a factor in deciding to buy vegetables and fruits. Rather, it’s the convenient access to quality produce that increased purchases. The research was conducted in low income … 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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Candy Expo Showcases Healthy Snacks. Indeed?

Candy Expo Showcases Healthy Snacks. Indeed?

In a sign of the times, the Sweets & Snacks Expo earlier this week in Chicago focused on healthier treats. Saleswomen for Hershey Co. handed out Reese’s Minis, chocolate-peanut butter cups the size of marbles, which they touted as ideal … 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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Inside the Label: DOVE Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter

Inside the Label: DOVE Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter

Fresh off the recent candy expo in Chicago, we bring you a taste test and nutrition review of one of the better tasting products out there. Dove has been better known for its ice cream bars, but recently moved into … Continue reading

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