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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10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

Omega-3 has been a hot buzzword in the food space for the better part of the last decade. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that omega-3 is important for a healthy diet. But not all omega-3′s are created equal. Which … Continue reading

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How did Arsenic Get into Organic Baby Formula?

How did Arsenic Get into Organic Baby Formula?

A report published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is calling for tight government standards on Arsenic levels in food. This, after tests have shown high levels of the dangerous toxin in ORGANIC BABY FOOD. This is doubly … Continue reading

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Product Review: Nature’s Path Love Crunch Premium Organic Granola

Product Review: Nature’s Path Love Crunch Premium Organic Granola

We were recently contacted by Nature’s Path, maker of organic cereals, granolas, and other goodies. The  Love Crunch Granola line has undergone a makeover and we were sent a sample for review. From the company: Like all Nature’s Path products, … Continue reading

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More BPA Concerns Surface

More BPA Concerns Surface

A worrying read on the Civil Eats blog – our exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) is much worse than we think: According to a new study, exposure to the gender-bending chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) is worse than previously estimated. The study, which … Continue reading

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Are Omega-3 Enriched Foods Worth The Extra $$$?

Are Omega-3 Enriched Foods Worth The Extra $$$?

We all know omega-3 means healthy. Men need 1600mg per day, and women 1100mg. Most of us are not getting enough. Food industry to the rescue:  we’re seeing lots of foods boasting added omega-3. There is usually a premium price … Continue reading

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Stinky Chemical in Kellogg’s Cereal Identified

Stinky Chemical in Kellogg’s Cereal Identified

A few weeks ago Kellogg’s recalled 4 of its best selling cereals due to a strange and unidentified smell coming from the packaging. Almost 30 million boxes were pulled off the shelves due to a strange odor that caused some … Continue reading

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Mexico Rejects US Beef as Unsafe

Mexico Rejects US Beef as Unsafe

In 2008, a large shipment of export beef from American cattle ranches was rejected by Mexican health authorities and returned to the US. The reason: copper found in the beef exceeded safe levels for human consumption. The rejected beef was … Continue reading

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Tap vs. Bottled Water – Toxic Update

Tap vs. Bottled Water – Toxic Update

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we preach to ditch soft drinks in favor of plain old water. But not the expensive bottled water. From the faucet – tap water. Water is healthy because it has no extra … Continue reading

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