Annie’s Goes Microwave: Mac n’ Cheese Cup Reviewed

Annie’s Goes Microwave: Mac n’ Cheese Cup Reviewed

Mac n’ cheese is on of the top five go-to comfort foods for busy moms. It’s not always a healthy choice, but it gets the job done. For extra-busy moms, microwaveable cups are all the rage. Annie’s, the brand for … Continue reading

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More BPA Concerns Surface

More BPA Concerns Surface

A worrying read on the Civil Eats blog – our exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) is much worse than we think: According to a new study, exposure to the gender-bending chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) is worse than previously estimated. The study, which … Continue reading

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Does Your Microwave Have a “Heat Junk Food” Button?

Does Your Microwave Have a “Heat Junk Food” Button?

Appliance makers must be working with the food industry to make our lives as easy as, well, pushing a button. The microwave pictured above has a setting for “Chicken Nuggets” [conveniently to the left of the start button] . What … Continue reading

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Kraft’s Sodium PR – Full of Baloney? [Inside the Label]

Kraft’s Sodium PR – Full of Baloney? [Inside the Label]

Is this the First Lady Food PR Effect? Michelle Obama’s recently launched “Let’s Move” campaign is racking up corporate support from manufacturers and retailers. On Tuesday it was PepsiCo’s announcement, and yesterday Kraft Foods excitedly shared plans to reduce sodium … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Minimize your Family’s BPA Exposure (+FDA Update)

6 Ways to Minimize your Family’s BPA Exposure (+FDA Update)

The FDA has an update for consumers on its efforts to determine the safety of BPA (Bisphenol-A), an industrial chemical unfortunately found in many plastic bottles and cans containing foods and beverages. This is happening less than 2 years after … Continue reading

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15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans]

15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans]

The December Edition of Consumer Reports, already out, is bringing BPA, a controversial chemical, back to the headlines. The non-profit publisher, Consumers Union, tested various canned foods for BPA and found alarmingly high values in daily staples such as tuna, … Continue reading

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14 Quick Vegetable Facts

14 Quick Vegetable Facts

photo credit: Mr. T in DC 1. Extolling veggies – they are naturally low in calories, but high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. 2. According the USDA, we’re supposed to get 5 servings of vegetables a day. That’s about … Continue reading

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Public Health Alert For Frozen, Stuffed Raw Chicken Products

Public Health Alert For Frozen, Stuffed Raw Chicken Products

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public health alert: WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2008 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns about … Continue reading

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