How Hard is it to be Vegan?

How Hard is it to be Vegan?

More and more we read about the health benefits of a plant based diet. You know, eat less meat, consume plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, get your protein from legumes and such. About 7 million Americans are vegetarians – … Continue reading

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Kraft 1 & Kraft 2: The Breakup

Kraft 1 & Kraft 2: The Breakup

Kraft is one of the largest food companies in the world. It has just announced that it will be splitting into 2 companies over the next 12-18 months. The company said the snacks business would focus on “fast-growing developing markets … Continue reading

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Times Square Renamed Junk Food Square

Times Square Renamed Junk Food Square

This Week, Frito Lay is taking over Times Square with a plethora of marketing activities. The New York Times reports: Frito-Lay plans to spend this week in Times Square with a promotional event featuring a flavor kitchen, which is part … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: More Food, Everywhere

Coming Soon: More Food, Everywhere

AS if we don’t have enough opportunities to buy and eat food during the day. Now retailers that never sold food, are devoting entire sections to edible groceries. Reflecting a major shift in the way Americans shop for food, retailers … Continue reading

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Energy Drink or Sport Drink? How About Neither.

Energy Drink or Sport Drink? How About Neither.

Nice writeup last week in NY Times about sports drinks, energy drinks, and athletes. Our position is well known by now, 99% of the US population do not engage in athletic activity so intense that they would need a special … Continue reading

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Hold the Cheese

Hold the Cheese

Have you seen the latest commercials for Domino’s Pizza , Legends / Wisconsin edition, with all the added cheese? Turns out the USDA has been helping the dairy industry unload gazillions of pounds of dairy products over the years, including … Continue reading

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Can’t Resist Junk Food? Blame the “Bliss Point”

Can’t Resist Junk Food? Blame the “Bliss Point”

Image via Wikipedia As millions of us are struggling to eat healthily and shed some pounds, a new book by a former head of the FDA, tries to explain the psychology of eating. David Kessler was an FDA chief most … 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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Make Your Own Bean Dish – Easy, Cheap & Nutritious

Make Your Own Bean Dish – Easy, Cheap & Nutritious

A reminder from the NY Times to eat your beans, preferably black beans: Beans are nature’s health food. They have an exceptionally high fiber content, and they’re a fine source of protein, as well as calcium, iron, folic acid and … Continue reading

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FDA yo-yo on BPA Risks

FDA yo-yo on BPA Risks

Image by Getty Images via Daylife From the New York Times: WEEKS after its own advisory board accused the Food and Drug Administration of failing to adequately consider research about the dangers of bisphenol-A, found in many plastic baby bottles, … Continue reading

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