How About Tattoos Instead of Sticker Labels on your Fruit?

How About Tattoos Instead of Sticker Labels on your Fruit?

There’s nothing worse than biting into a luscious red apple and after a few bites discovering you’ve chewed that little sticker you didn’t notice before. As you attempt to dislodge fragments of paper and glue from the far reaches your … Continue reading

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More Studies Confirm: Soft Drinks Increase Diabetes Risk

More Studies Confirm: Soft Drinks Increase Diabetes Risk

Need another reason to kick your soda habit for good? In a study published in Europe, researchers have shown that drinking just one 12 ounce can of sugary soda per day increases the chance of diabetes by over 20%. Download … Continue reading

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Before You Bite Into Your Bologna Sandwich

Before You Bite Into Your Bologna Sandwich

A recent European study, published in BMC Medicine, confirms what American studies have already shown – consumption of processed meats above a certain level increases the chances of heart attack, cancer, and death. Researchers reviewed data of close to 450,000 … Continue reading

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Europe Rejoice? Cereal Manufacturers Pledge to Make Cereal Healthier

Europe Rejoice? Cereal Manufacturers Pledge to Make Cereal Healthier

Cereal may be the all American breakfast, but over the years we have managed to export our “tradition” to the rest of the world. Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), a partnership between General Mills and Nestle, sells into 140 different countries today! … Continue reading

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Which Simplified Nutrition Label Works Best for Consumers?

Which Simplified Nutrition Label Works Best for Consumers?

The CDC last week published the findings of an online consumer survey recently conducted to learn what Front of Pack (FOP) nutrition labeling system is most understandable. 480 people had to select one of five choices as most elucidating: no … 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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Biscoff Spread – NOT a Viable Peanut Butter Alternative

Biscoff Spread – NOT a Viable Peanut Butter Alternative

Biscoff Spread has been slowly penetrating the US market using our attraction to anything foreign as a sign of quality: EUROPE’S ALTERNATIVE TO PEANUT BUTTER The sweet (and yes, tasty) spread touts the following: Biscoff Spread is made with Original Lotus … Continue reading

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Nutrition Labels – US vs Europe. Who’s Better?

Nutrition Labels – US vs Europe. Who’s Better?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. At the risk of causing some to choke on their French canned duck leg confit (a great product, despite no Nutrition Facts), I’d like to … Continue reading

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Are European Nutriton Labels Better?

Are European Nutriton Labels Better?

Take a look at this product sent to us by Carol. It’s some sort of a chip snack sold in Stockholm. Aside from the beautiful packaging (Swedish design), there is some nutrition information provided as well. Nutrition labeling requirements in … 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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