5 Scary Ingredients in Dunkin Donuts Glazed Donut Egg & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

5 Scary Ingredients in Dunkin Donuts Glazed Donut Egg & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

Get ready, another made up marketing holiday is upon us – today, Friday June 7 is National Doughnut Day. Silly of to think that here in America every day was national doughnut day. Jokes aside, it turns out today is … Continue reading

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Fighting Obesity: Hollywood isn’t Helping

Fighting Obesity: Hollywood isn’t Helping

The obesity epidemic has been the subject of our last few posts. On Friday we almost wept reading disheartening stats on obesity growth across the 50 states. Over the weekend we looked at the raging epidemic from a food industry … Continue reading

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Bromine: Mountain Dew’s Dirty Little Secret

Bromine: Mountain Dew’s Dirty Little Secret

This is a guest blog post by Andy Bellatti, MS. Here’s a product I recently tweeted about – the latest Dunkin’ Donuts beverage — the Mountain Dew Coolatta. A small (16 oz.) one contains almost 13 teaspoons of added sugar, … Continue reading

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“Local” is the New Junkfood Buzzword [Frito Lay Potato Chips]

“Local” is the New Junkfood Buzzword [Frito Lay Potato Chips]

Ever since the term locavore was coined in 2005, there has been a lot of excitement around the prospect of people enjoying fresher, tastier foods, with less of an environmental impact because they travel less. We have come to appreciate … Continue reading

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Pass the Salt – Three Industry Strategies to Calm Consumers

Pass the Salt – Three Industry Strategies to Calm Consumers

We’ve posted several times about salt recently, including  Nine Tips for Reducing Your Salt Intake. In today’s San Francisco Chronicle, Marion Nestle outlines three strategies food manufacturers adopt to address the issue of excess salt in their products: Strategy No. … Continue reading

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