Cereal Lovers Betrayed by Cascadian Farm? [Inside the Label]

Cereal Lovers Betrayed by Cascadian Farm? [Inside the Label]

Are you a loyal fan of a specific cereal brand? Is it the flavor? The nutritional value you once took the time to look up? The only thing your kids will eat? Well here’s some bad news. Manufacturers can, and … Continue reading

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Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

The first decade of the millennium brought both good and bad developments in the food and nutrition space. Mostly, this decade was a wake up call for many families and individuals that they cannot blindly trust government and market powers … Continue reading

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Why The Organic vs. Conventional Argument is Moot for Most People

Why The Organic vs. Conventional Argument is Moot for Most People

The blogosphere is in a frenzy. A new, comprehensive study from the UK, has proclaimed that there is no nutritional benefit to organic food, nor is there any health benefit. Organic supporters are tearing apart at the conclusions, while many … Continue reading

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Prepare to be Confused: Horizon Organic Launches a Natural Product Line

Prepare to be Confused: Horizon Organic Launches a Natural Product Line

Horizon Organic, the country’s largest organic milk products distributor, has recently announced a new line of “all natural” products. This is dismaying to many fans of the organic movement, because it would cause an erosion in revenue and profit to … Continue reading

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Food Labeled as Humane Growing in Popularity

Food Labeled as Humane Growing in Popularity

One of the hottest trends right now in food marketing is informing consumers that the animal product they are purchasing was derived from an animal that was humanely raised and treated.This includes, dairy, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, and other meats. … Continue reading

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Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Those giant shiny apples and tomatoes stacked neatly at the produce stand at the supermarket are a marvel of nature. With a lot of help from man. And man’s chemicals. In order to keep pests from blemishing your fruits and … 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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Inside the Label – R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Essence

Inside the Label – R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Essence

  Each year, 18,000 new products are introduced to supermarkets across the country. With temperatures rising and summer almost here, beverage manufacturers are in high gear, promoting their new drinks. (Our local waterworks are not so industrious. Same old tap … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Organic Bear Fruit Bars

Inside the Label: Organic Bear Fruit Bars

We recently reviewed several healthy snack options,  fruit leathers, and freeze dried fruit. Today, a look at another option – Bear Fruit Bars. We’d like to thank reader Sarah S, a Fooducate Product Tester, for her feedback. Bear Fruit Bars … Continue reading

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“Local” is the New Junkfood Buzzword [Frito Lay Potato Chips]

“Local” is the New Junkfood Buzzword [Frito Lay Potato Chips]

Ever since the term locavore was coined in 2005, there has been a lot of excitement around the prospect of people enjoying fresher, tastier foods, with less of an environmental impact because they travel less. We have come to appreciate … Continue reading

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