Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

This is a guest post by Jacqueline Linder, CEO of LunchBots. We put a lot of thought into what food to pack our kids for lunch, making sure they have a balanced, healthy meal with quality ingredients. But too often … Continue reading

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You’re Eating Mechanically Tenderized Beef and You Don’t Even Know It

You’re Eating Mechanically Tenderized Beef and You Don’t Even Know It

But all that is going to end, as the USDA is now requiring beef that has been “tenderized” to be labeled as such. Soon, you’ll be able to see on the package if your favorite cut of meat has been … Continue reading

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The Top 3 Reasons for Food Recalls Are…

The Top 3 Reasons for Food Recalls Are…

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that food companies inform the agency about any food (for both humans and animals) they have manufactured and released for sale that has … Continue reading

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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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Reflecting on Bias in Nutrition Research

Reflecting on Bias in Nutrition Research

This is a guest post from John Coupland, Ph.D. It originally appeared here. Academic food scientists (like me) are sometimes accused of being entirely in the pocket of the food industry and thus our opinions and expertise are easily dismissed. … Continue reading

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How Becoming a Mother Has Changed the Way I Eat

How Becoming a Mother Has Changed the Way I Eat

This is a guest blog post by Alice Callahan, PhD  I have a PhD in Nutrition. Yet, spending all those years in the classroom and the lab, investigating minute mechanisms of nutrient metabolism, didn’t do any favors for my own … Continue reading

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Hormel’s 100% Natural Deli Meats and High Pressure Processing

Hormel’s 100% Natural Deli Meats and High Pressure Processing

Fooducate community member Tom emailed us with a question about deli meats: Hi Fooducaters - Wondering if you can turn a critical eye towards Hormel’s Natural Choice line. I have been buying it, but frankly, it does not seem expensive enough to make … Continue reading

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Three Reasons Your Food is Now Safer

Three Reasons Your Food is Now Safer

If you ever got food poisoning that had you out of whack for a few hours, days, or something even worse, rejoice. Yesterday, the Senate passed an overhaul of the Food Safety Bill, for the first time since World War … 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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Did You Know? The FDA Hasn’t Got the Right to Recall Poison Food!

Did You Know? The FDA Hasn’t Got the Right to Recall Poison Food!

That’s right! The FDA doesn’t have the legal power to require companies to recall their tainted products. How’s that for a food safety loophole? Companies that discover a food safety issue in their products may voluntarily recall them and issue … Continue reading

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