GMO Food: How European Trade May Help America Eat Healthier

GMO Food: How European Trade May Help America Eat Healthier

It’s no secret that Europe has firmly denied genetic modification into its food system. There are no GMO foods in the UK, France, or Germany. Unfortunately, The United States’ weak regulatory and safety frameworks, coupled with corporate funded politicians have … Continue reading

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Why Does Europe Deserve Safer Food than the US?

Why Does Europe Deserve Safer Food than the US?

Remember Kellogg’s stinky cereal we wrote about last month? A few weeks after recalling millions of boxes due to a strange odor coming from the packaging, the company announced the reason: a petroleum based chemical, methylnaphthalene, was used in excess … Continue reading

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What’s that Poison in Your Juice? [Antimony]

What’s that Poison in Your Juice? [Antimony]

European researchers are worried about antimony, a toxic chemical element, appearing at possibly unsafe levels in various juice brands: Writing in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, scientists at the University of Copenhagen studied antimony levels in 42 juice drinks and … Continue reading

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Attention FDA: Here’s How Europe is Handling Ludicrous Health Claims

Attention FDA: Here’s How Europe is Handling Ludicrous Health Claims

Yesterday we wrote about the preposterous health claims on food and supplement packaging. Apparently they are still insufficient for some manufacturers. They are now suing the FDA to get more lenience in publishing marketing drivel in the guise of scientific … Continue reading

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Chicago Bans Baby Bottles with BPA

Chicago Bans Baby Bottles with BPA

Chicago is the first major US city to adopt a strict ban on Bisephenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups. The measure was agreed upon unanimously by the city council a few days ago. Bisphenol-A  is a chemical … Continue reading

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On the heels of Yoplait, Dannon to Remove Growth Hormone from Dairy Products

On the heels of Yoplait, Dannon to Remove Growth Hormone from Dairy Products

More good news for consumers. Dannon, manufacturer of 100 dairy products such as Activia, Light & Fit, DanActive and Danimals, will stop using milk from cows injected with bovine growth hormones (rBST / rGBH). The plan is to be 100% … Continue reading

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Yoplait Yogurts to Become rBGH Free (Yes, that’s a good thing)

Yoplait Yogurts to Become rBGH Free (Yes, that’s a good thing)

General Mills, parent company of Yoplait brand yogurts, announced this week that it will stop using milk from cows treated with rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone). The announcement covers the entire product line and will be fully implemented by August: … Continue reading

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