For the Love of Papaya

For the Love of Papaya

It is peak papaya season. If you don’t have one in your fridge, here is some motivation. ONE Eating papaya with lime or lemon juice drizzled on top brings out the best flavors. The acid bite of the citrus perfectly … Continue reading

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USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is initiating a certification program to label products that have been made without genetically modified ingredients. The Agricultural Marketing Services arm of the USDA (AMS) received a request for help from a global … Continue reading

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Hershey’s Announces Ingredient Overhaul

Hershey’s Announces Ingredient Overhaul

Bowing to consumer pressure, The Hershey company announced last week that it is transitioning to “Simple, Easy to Understand Ingredients”. During 2015, the company will be making the following changes to some of its most iconic products, including Hershey’s Kisses: … Continue reading

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Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Chalk this up as another win for consumers, thanks to our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Effective immediately, General Mills will be removing the misleading “100% Natural” label from approximately 30 Nature Valley bars … Continue reading

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Why is McDonald’s Refusing to Serve GMO Potatoes?

Why is McDonald’s Refusing to Serve GMO Potatoes?

This is interesting. The USDA recently approved a new genetically modified crop – a potato. The new creation – named Innate Potato -  has several advantages over current potatoes: 1. It won’t brown after being cut. The enzyme responsible for … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Support GMO Labeling, Up for Vote in Oregon & Colorado

4 Reasons to Support GMO Labeling, Up for Vote in Oregon & Colorado

As part of the mid-term elections tomorrow, voters in Oregon and in Colorado will have an opportunity to decide if they want foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such. Currently, there is no Federal mandate for labeling … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports: Label those GMOs

Consumer Reports: Label those GMOs

Consumer Reports is weighing in on the GMO debate going on in this country. Bottom line first: (1) Based on Consumer Reports research, GMOs have not clearly been proven to be safe over the long term for humans, (2) GMO … Continue reading

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Is Whipped Peanut Butter Healthier?

Is Whipped Peanut Butter Healthier?

Here at Fooducate HQ, we are big fans of peanut butter. It’s a versatile and filling food that is a good source of protein and healthy fats. You’ll always find a jar of PB made from just one ingredient – … Continue reading

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Is Stevia Genetically Modified?

Is Stevia Genetically Modified?

Stevia has gained a loyal following since it was approved for use by the FDA in 2008. The zero-calorie sweetener is found in soft drinks, yogurts, and in stand-alone packets that people can use to sweeten whatever they like. Stevia … Continue reading

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Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

We recently posed this question to the community and received a multitude of replies from all directions. The general gist was that Whole Foods Market (WFM) has better quality food and that Trader Joe’s (TJ) has better prices. These are, … Continue reading

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