Can You Say McDonald’s & Sustainability in the Same Sentence?

Can You Say McDonald’s & Sustainability in the Same Sentence?

This is a guest post by Brenna Memole, a student in the Nutritional Sciences program at UC Berkeley. Nutrition has never been McDonald’s strong suit, so it isn’t surprising that the company’s  sustainability / environmental practices have trouble getting much … Continue reading

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How Food Stylists Make Us Crave Junk Food

How Food Stylists Make Us Crave Junk Food

Admit it, some of those commercials for burgers, tacos, and whatnot at fast food chains make your mouth water. When you go McDonald’s or Taco Bell or Pizza Hut, the actual product you get looks much smaller, less vivid and … Continue reading

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McDonald’s McWraps. A Nutritious Choice?

McDonald’s McWraps. A Nutritious Choice?

Did you know that McDonald’s has been overtaken by Subway in number of locations in the US? Riding the wave of nutrition awareness has done good for the latter, a purveyor of foot long subs. Now Ronald McDonald wants in … Continue reading

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Five Healthy Bread Ideas

Five Healthy Bread Ideas

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  Walking through the bread aisle at the grocery store can be EXTREMELY daunting.  Shelves and shelves worth of different brands of bread with slightly different packaging can make anyone’s grocery … Continue reading

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Taste Test – The Fruit Guys Home Delivery Box

Taste Test – The Fruit Guys Home Delivery Box

Last week we got a refreshing email from the Fruit Guys, who run a fresh fruit (and vegetable) delivery service in key metropolitan areas across the country. here’s their story: The Fruit Guys is a green and sustainability-focused company that … Continue reading

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CBS Early Show – 5 Supermarket Lessons

CBS Early Show – 5 Supermarket Lessons

“Nothing happens by accident in a supermarket. Everything is designed to sell.” Keep these words, by Consumer Reports retail expert Tod Marksare, in mind the next time you go grocery shopping. In a 5 minute segment from the Early Show … Continue reading

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7 thing to know about Nitrites in your Luncheon Meats

7 thing to know about Nitrites in your Luncheon Meats

Image via Wikipedia 1. Sodium Nitrite and its closely related Sodium Nitrate are food preservatives used primarily in prepared meat and fish such as ham, bacon, hot dogs, corned beef (spam), luncheon meats, and smoked fish. 2. Sodium Nitrite helps … Continue reading

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Irradiate What I Ate?

Irradiate What I Ate?

There have been voices in the past week suggesting that extending the irradiation of foods beyond spinach and lettuce may have prevented the current peanut butter salmonella outbreak. The New York Times reports: After spinach tainted with a strain of … Continue reading

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Is Organic Food Worth the Higher Price?

Is Organic Food Worth the Higher Price?

An excellent question with no clear cut answer. Here’s a take on the subject by the Dallas Morning News. Remember though: For packaged foods, remember that organic might not mean healthier – organic potato chips are still high in fat … Continue reading

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