Pepsi Next: The Worst of 2 Drinks, Combined into One

Pepsi Next: The Worst of 2 Drinks, Combined into One

When we joked about the big cola companies removing 30% of the sugar from their soft drinks as an April Fool’s prank, some people responded in all seriousness, having spotted such a cola from Pepsi out in the wild. And … Continue reading

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Tell Me Where that Color Came From!

Tell Me Where that Color Came From!

If you don’t know the story of how Fooducate got started, it all began with a glow-in-the-dark yogurt. The ultra-bright ingredient that turned listless strawberry puree into an explosion of pink, was an artificial dye – Red #40. Implicated in … Continue reading

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A Labor of Love – Raising Children with Food Sensitivities

A Labor of Love – Raising Children with Food Sensitivities

This is a guest blog post by Beth George I am a mother, child advocate lawyer, food activist, and entrepreneur.    This is a story of how focusing on diet made a huge difference in my son’s life.  I hope our … Continue reading

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A Sugar Industry Slugfest [Weekend Comedy in 3 Parts]

A Sugar Industry Slugfest [Weekend Comedy in 3 Parts]

[Image via The Daily Green] If obesity rates (due to sugar and high fructose corn syrup abundance in everything we consume) weren’t so high, this would actually be funny. From the Des Moines Register: Sugar producers and refiners are suing … Continue reading

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Parents Beware: Those Teddy Bear Cookies Are Full of Trans-Fats

Parents Beware: Those Teddy Bear Cookies Are Full of Trans-Fats

CVS, the mega-pharmacy chain, has introduced a new line of store brand products called “Just the Basics”. Just the Basics offers shoppers a large selection of practical items from a variety of categories throughout the store, including household, beauty, baby … Continue reading

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What Goes in to Aunt Jemima’s “Original Syrup”?

What Goes in to Aunt Jemima’s “Original Syrup”?

Aunt Jemima is a brand that’s been around for over 100 years. It conjures thoughts of  Southern hospitality. It’s comforting to know a brand has been around that long. You can probably trust it.. And thus, many people buy their … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Quit Cola [Caramel Coloring]

Another Reason to Quit Cola [Caramel Coloring]

Last week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petitioned the FDA to ban certain types of caramel coloring because their production process creates carcinogenic chemicals: In contrast to the caramel one might make at home by melting … Continue reading

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Where Fooducate Gets its Product Information

Where Fooducate Gets its Product Information

  We’ve been asked by several readers and users of the Fooducate iPhone App about the source of our product information. Some also wanted to know how we ensure data accuracy. First let’s explain what data we use and compile. … Continue reading

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The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

In the previous posts we provided general guidelines for choosing bread and discussed whole grains. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do this, we analyzed the ingredient lists of over 2,000 breads.  The average … Continue reading

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Cool Whip. Not Cool

Cool Whip. Not Cool

UPDATE: Please scroll to the bottom to see a cool video explaining what each of the nutrients is. (thanks Michelle!) October’s nippy mornings and the orange tones of autumn are a perfect vehicle for spending a few bucks on a … Continue reading

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