Consumer Reports: Label those GMOs

Consumer Reports: Label those GMOs

Consumer Reports is weighing in on the GMO debate going on in this country. Bottom line first: (1) Based on Consumer Reports research, GMOs have not clearly been proven to be safe over the long term for humans, (2) GMO … Continue reading

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Pregnant Women Warned to Avoid Tuna

Pregnant Women Warned to Avoid Tuna

Earlier this summer we wrote about the FDA’s surprising recommendations for pregnant women, encouraging them to eat more fish, including 2-3 servings of tuna per week. Now, the highly esteemed Consumers Reports is advising pregnant women to avoid tuna altogether. … Continue reading

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Consumers Confused by Foods Labeled Natural

Consumers Confused by Foods Labeled Natural

Consumer Reports recently conducted a survey of 1000 people to learn about people’s attitudes regarding food labels.It’s amazing to see how marketers manage to dupe shoppers with meaningless drivel. The saddest example is the term “Natural”; 3 out of 5 … Continue reading

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Carcinogenic Caramel Color in Your Cola?

Carcinogenic Caramel Color in Your Cola?

Limiting consumption of colas is a horn we’ve been tooting here for years. The high amount of sugars is one reason, but some of the other ingredients are no less problematic. Phosphoric acid, for example, leaches calcium from the bones. … Continue reading

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Arsenic and Rice. A Deadly Combination

Arsenic and Rice. A Deadly Combination

This is a guest blog post by Anna Hackman Arsenic in rice is back in the news again. The latest report is from  Consumer Reports’ study that revealed dangerous levels in both rice and products containing rice.  The Consumer Reports … Continue reading

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Tuna, Mercury and Kids. What to Do?

Tuna, Mercury and Kids. What to Do?

Many kids have a hard time with fish. They don’t like the taste, the smell, or the texture. But there is one exception – canned tuna. Most children enjoy tuna sandwiches and salads. But there is a problem. What you … Continue reading

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Apple Juice and Arsenic: It’s the Sugar, Dummy

Apple Juice and Arsenic: It’s the Sugar, Dummy

In the last few days, we’ve been getting questions from Fooducate community members about arsenic in apple juice. It started when Consumer Reports published its findings on lead and arsenic levels in apple and grape juice.  The not for profit … Continue reading

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Eating Healthfully on the Cheap

Eating Healthfully on the Cheap

When it comes to eating healthfully, there are two complaints that come up most often: 1. The nutritional value of a food is inverse proportion to how good it tastes. 2. Nutritious food is too expensive. These 2 claims are … Continue reading

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So, You Think You’re Eating Healthy…

So, You Think You’re Eating Healthy…

Here’s a perplexing mathematical puzzle – If 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight or obese, how can it be that 9 out of 10 Americans (think they) are eating healthfully? That’s what Consumer Reports wants to know, and a … Continue reading

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Supplement Shenanigans

Supplement Shenanigans

Consumer Reports this week blasted into the multi-billion supplement industry and warned us to be wary of ingredients to watch out for. What consumers might not realize, is that supplement manufacturers routinely, and legally, sell their products without first having … Continue reading

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