A Sugar Industry Slugfest [Weekend Comedy in 3 Parts]

A Sugar Industry Slugfest [Weekend Comedy in 3 Parts]

[Image via The Daily Green] If obesity rates (due to sugar and high fructose corn syrup abundance in everything we consume) weren’t so high, this would actually be funny. From the Des Moines Register: Sugar producers and refiners are suing … Continue reading

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10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

Have you heard of xanthan gum, one of the 30 most popular ingredients used in food products? You’ll find it in salad dressings, sauces, ice cream and also gluten free foods. What is xanthan gum, and why is it such … Continue reading

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Dr. Corn Sugar and Mr. High Fructose Corn Syrup

Dr. Corn Sugar and Mr. High Fructose Corn Syrup

It’s not Halloween, but somebody’s already putting on a mask. More precisely, some-THING. Goodbye High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Hello CORN SUGAR. Make no mistake, these are one and the same. So why the name change? The answer: Marketing, of … Continue reading

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