An Inconvenient Chicken Story

An Inconvenient Chicken Story

“Would You Really Eat the Chicken if You Knew the Facts?” That’s a question that Food and Water Watch, a consumer watchdog organization, has posed in a comic video about a serious matter – the poultry industry. The modern food … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Let’s face it, the greatest culinary invention in America is not sliced bread, it’s the TV Dinner, better known today the “Frozen Meal”. When these meals first appeared in the fifties, they seemed to be a godsend to housewives who … Continue reading

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Move Over Chicken, Here Come Pork McNuggets

Move Over Chicken, Here Come Pork McNuggets

Well, at least in China. It makes sense, as pork is the most consumed meat in China. Will this become as big a hit as Chicken McNuggets? Will we see this in the US anytime soon? Get Fooducated Download APP … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

Whoever invented chicken wing dishes is a genius. Those boney, meat-scarce and fatty appendages to the bird would have gone to waste had not someone thought of breading, deep frying, and making it acceptable to eat with your hands in … Continue reading

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Are Chickens Taking Over the World?

Are Chickens Taking Over the World?

America loves chicken, but this wasn’t the case 40 years ago, when pork and beef reigned supreme in our kitchens. A combination of health considerations, cost savings, and smart marketing have led the US (and the rest of the world) … Continue reading

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McDonald’s McWraps. A Nutritious Choice?

McDonald’s McWraps. A Nutritious Choice?

Did you know that McDonald’s has been overtaken by Subway in number of locations in the US? Riding the wave of nutrition awareness has done good for the latter, a purveyor of foot long subs. Now Ronald McDonald wants in … Continue reading

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Budget Cooking That’s Healthy Too: Fooducate’s Top Seven Tips

Budget Cooking That’s Healthy Too: Fooducate’s Top Seven Tips

Whether it’s a meal for one, family of four or you’re feeding a whole brood, we’ve got some great tips to help you save money and stay healthy. 1. Try dry beans & legumes Ounce per ounce, beans are one … Continue reading

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Oxymoron? Chick-Fil-A Debuts A Nutritious Kid’s Meal

Oxymoron? Chick-Fil-A Debuts A Nutritious Kid’s Meal

Chick-Fil-A brands itself ¬†as the second largest quick serve chicken restaurant in the US. They did $3.5 billion in business last year in 1,600 locations. And this week they announced their commitment to healthy fast food by announcing a revamped, … Continue reading

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Are You Buying Meat But Paying for Salt Water?

Are You Buying Meat But Paying for Salt Water?

There’s a dirty little secret that not many grocery shoppers are aware of. Many times, cuts of poultry, pork and meat are “enhanced” with a liquid solution that is essentially water and salt. And we’re paying for this added weight … Continue reading

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Meet your Meat – Whole Foods Market’s 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating System

Meet your Meat – Whole Foods Market’s 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating System

Pushing the boundary on what foods are right to eat – from health, moral, and ecological perspectives – has been John Mackey’s mission since he opened the first Whole Foods Market over 30 years ago. Earlier this month, the grocery … Continue reading

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