Inside the Label: Yobaby Fruit Yogurt for Tots

Inside the Label: Yobaby Fruit Yogurt for Tots

Yogurt is healthy. We all know that. It’s also easy to digest and requires no chewing. Perfect for babies. No wonder there are plenty of options for parents to choose from. Stonyfield Farms is a respected manufacturer, using only certified … Continue reading

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Should There be a “Local” Label for Foods?

Should There be a “Local” Label for Foods?

Organic food gets a nice seal of approval from the USDA that we can all see on the package. And meats imported from abroad must be labeled with their country of origin. (COOL Legislation). But some markings on foods are … Continue reading

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A Dozen Things to Know About the Dubious Food Coloring Called Yellow #5

A Dozen Things to Know About the Dubious Food Coloring Called Yellow #5

1. It has many names – Tartrazine, E102 , FD&C Yellow 5, C.I. 19140, or just plain Yellow 5. 2. Yellow #5 is a synthetic, water soluble, lemon yellow dye used as a food coloring. 3. A partial list of … Continue reading

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Which Fruits and Vegs to Buy Organic?

Which Fruits and Vegs to Buy Organic?

Do you want to start using more organic food in your diet? A great place to start is fresh fruits and vegetables. You don’t need to switch overnight from conventional to all organic. If you are switching to organic to … Continue reading

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What Do Meat Labels Mean?

What Do Meat Labels Mean?

Whether beef or poultry, you’ve probably seen various claims on the plastic wrapping your meat. Women’s Health Magazine published 10 Meaty Secrets Revealed and decoded the claims on packaged meats to reveal what really matters when you’re scanning the butcher … Continue reading

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Chef Alice Waters on 60 Minutes: “Looking for Flavor”

Chef Alice Waters on 60 Minutes: “Looking for Flavor”

Alice Waters is a celebrated chef and one of the leaders of the organic and slow food movements in the US. She appeared tonight on CBS’s 60 minutes [12:31 minutes]: Watch CBS Videos Online Some tidbits from the interview: Looking … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Food for Fun & Profit

Grow Your Own Food for Fun & Profit

These tight economic times may lead us to opt for low cost “bargains” when it comes to our food choices. Especially susceptible are fresh fruits and vegetables that sometimes come at exorbitant prices. Roger Doiron, founder of Kitchen Gardeners International … Continue reading

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Eco Label Glossary Tool

Eco Label Glossary Tool

Do you know the difference between bio-dynamic and organic certification? What makes Rainforest Alliance different from shade grown? And how fair is Fair Trade? If you are puzzled by the vast amount of eco labels on food products, Consumer Reports … Continue reading

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Label Tricks Uncovered

Label Tricks Uncovered

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Baffled by Beef Labels?

Baffled by Beef Labels?

Image via Wikipedia If you’re like most Americans, you consume over 60 pounds of beef a year. That’s a lot of T-bones and burgers. Do you know where your meat came from? Was the cow treated with antibiotics and growth … Continue reading

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