Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass-fed beef is trending in food circles. You can see from Google Trends graphs that in the last 10 years, interest has grown substantially. What exactly is grass-fed beef? Don’t all cows eat grass? Here’s what you need to know: … Continue reading

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What Makes a Healthy Tortilla?

What Makes a Healthy Tortilla?

Tortillas are the culinary lovechild of the new world and the old world. Before the Spaniards arrived, flat-breads in central America were made with maize. Then the conquistadors introduced wheat to the natives, and the rest is history. Today, most … Continue reading

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Judge to PepsiCo: Won’t Wait for FDA to Decide if Sunchips Natural or Not

Judge to PepsiCo: Won’t Wait for FDA to Decide if Sunchips Natural or Not

Around the country, food companies are being sued around in class action lawsuits as consumers are getting fed up with misleading advertising and health claims. One of the touchiest areas is genetically modified ingredients that find their way into most … Continue reading

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GMO Labeling Momentum Grows

GMO Labeling Momentum Grows

Slow but steady progress is being made to require the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in our groceries. A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has introduced the ¬†Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act so that consumers can make informed choices … Continue reading

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Kaiser Permanente Warns Millions of Members: Avoid GMOs

Kaiser Permanente Warns Millions of Members: Avoid GMOs

Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed healthcare provider in the US, with just under 9 million members, and 15,000 physicians. In its fall newsletter, the non-profit warns people about GMOs and their dangers: GMOs have been added to our food … Continue reading

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Is the Lawsuit Against Goldfish Crackers’ Manufacturer Frivolous?

Is the Lawsuit Against Goldfish Crackers’ Manufacturer Frivolous?

Pepperidge Farm, the manufacturer of kid fave Goldfish crackers is being sued by a Colorado woman for misrepresenting its “Naturalness”. According to the lawsuit, Goldfish misleadingly represented that the crackers are Natural, when in fact they are not – they … Continue reading

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Beef: Corn Fed, Grass Fed, and Now, Candy Fed!

Beef: Corn Fed, Grass Fed, and Now, Candy Fed!

File this under weird. Due to drought conditions this year, the price of animal feed crops has increased substantially. In some cases ranchers are finding it hard to obtain corn or soy to feed their cattle. Some farmers have discovered … Continue reading

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GMO Labels – Coming Soon?

GMO Labels – Coming Soon?

We often get requests by Fooducate app users to provide GMO (genetically modified organism) information on products. We respond that our analysis is based on information presented on the products package. And product packages do not have this info to … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn is a Stellar Snack

Sweet Corn is a Stellar Snack

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Don’t tell me you haven’t noticed the piles of corn at the front of your local grocery store. The stacks of 10 ears for $2 are calling Snack Girl. … Continue reading

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We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

GMO foods are a hotly debated topic in the past few years, and especially in the last month. We haven’t addressed this issue and thought it might be time to share some thoughts. GMO (Genetically modified organism) or GE (genetically … Continue reading

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