Earl Grey Tea – What is It?

Earl Grey Tea – What is It?

Are you a tea lover? There are countless tea varieties and flavors available worldwide, but one that has caught on extremely well over the past 150 years is Earl Grey. The unique aroma of this tea is derived from oils … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference between Tangerines, Clementines, and Mandarins?

What’s the Difference between Tangerines, Clementines, and Mandarins?

A mandarin orange is a slightly smaller relative of the standard orange. The tangerine and clementine are varietals of the mandarin, much in the same way gala and fuji are apple varietals. Mandarins originated in China, hence the name. China … Continue reading

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What is Carbon Monoxide Doing in Your Tilapia Filet?

What is Carbon Monoxide Doing in Your Tilapia Filet?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a clear odorless gas that is lethal to humans in large concentrations. It’s one of the gasses that’s emitted from a car’s exhaust pipe. That’s one of the reasons you should not run you car inside … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Juice

Much Ado about Juice

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Eric Marcotte, MD The apple juice scrum Dr. Oz started a few months ago came roaring back to life last month.  The original kerfuffle got the FDA to write emails, issue statements and even be … Continue reading

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Is your Honey Fake?

Is your Honey Fake?

A worrying and comprehensive article appeared a few weeks ago in Food Safety News. The topic: Honey. The problem: Most store brought honey could be fake. The article is quite lengthy, but makes for a good read. Here are the … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Hamburger University Opening in Shanghai. Really.

McDonald’s Hamburger University Opening in Shanghai. Really.

MBA graduates marvel at the economic superpower called McDonald’s.  Smart management, excellent logistics, and shrewd real estate strategy have created a world leading brand. Dozens of books and essays have been written about the birth and growth of this multibillion … Continue reading

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Yes, There Really is a Snack Called SpongeBob Squarepants Slime Dunk [Inside the Label]

Yes, There Really is a Snack Called SpongeBob Squarepants Slime Dunk [Inside the Label]

A 10 year old nephew recently nagged enough and got the above pictured “snack”.  The product includes a “lemonade lollipop” to be dunked in a green “sour apple slime” and then coated with a “sour cherry powder”. It’s the perfect … Continue reading

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Food Labels not Helping People with Allergies

Food Labels not Helping People with Allergies

Image via Wikipedia Although food labels let consumers to learn about what they are eating, most spend only a few seconds if it all, browsing the available information. There is a large group of people though, for whom the labels … Continue reading

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Melamine – Now in US Infant Formula (trace levels)

Melamine – Now in US Infant Formula (trace levels)

From the LA Times: The industrial chemical melamine was found in a sample of infant formula made in the U.S. in a “trace” amount that poses no health concern, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The positive sample turned … Continue reading

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FDA: A Firm No to Melamine

FDA: A Firm No to Melamine

Stepping up to the threat posed to American consumers from melamine, the FDA has announced this week an automatic detention of all milk related imports from China. The New York Times provides details: Melamine…was discovered in infant formula in September … Continue reading

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