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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Consumers Confused by Foods Labeled Natural

Consumers Confused by Foods Labeled Natural

Consumer Reports recently conducted a survey of 1000 people to learn about people’s attitudes regarding food labels.It’s amazing to see how marketers manage to dupe shoppers with meaningless drivel. The saddest example is the term “Natural”; 3 out of 5 … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s non-GMO Status Update

Ben & Jerry’s non-GMO Status Update

Better late than never. Early last year, Ben & Jerry’s announced it would switch to non-GMO ingredients for its various ice cream flavors by the end of the year. That did not happen, but progress is being made, as reported … Continue reading

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Vermont Will Be The First State to Mandate GMO Labeling

Vermont Will Be The First State to Mandate GMO Labeling

Vermont is just one step away from mandatory labeling of food with genetically modified ingredients – the signing into law by governor Peter Shumlin who supports the initiative. Once enacted, the law will require food manufacturers to properly label their … Continue reading

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