The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. In November last year, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposal to revoke the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs). These oils typically … Continue reading

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Are Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Bars Getting Any Healthier?

Are Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Bars Getting Any Healthier?

We’ve written in the past about NutriGrain, a brand owned by Kellogg’s, and did not have good things to say about these bars’ nutrition profile (see here and here). So we were really hoping to see some improvement in a … Continue reading

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How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 2/2)

How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 2/2)

This is part two of a two part series of guest posts from Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe. It originally appeared here. It is appalling to witness the examples I am about to share with you. The U.S. food corporations are unnecessarily feeding us chemicals … Continue reading

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Girl Scout Cookies Season – What to Do

Girl Scout Cookies Season – What to Do

Girl Scouts and Cookies. An inseparable American duo. Chances are if you haven’t already bought some, you will be asked to soon by your daughter or your friends’ daughter, or the neighbor’s daughter. Here’s the thing: Girl Scout cookies are … Continue reading

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Velveeta Cheesy Skillets vs. Hamburger Helper: Trans-Fat Showdown

Velveeta Cheesy Skillets vs. Hamburger Helper: Trans-Fat Showdown

Happy 2012, folks. It’s back to business here at Fooducate. Today, a sobering look at the “Dry Dinner Mix” market, estimated at $138 million annually. Hamburger Helper has been dominating the market for decades, but earlier this year Kraft introduced … Continue reading

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The NEW Special K Cereal Bars [Nutrition Impostors]

The NEW Special K Cereal Bars [Nutrition Impostors]

A few days ago, Kellogg’s announced it was adding more fiber to its Special K cereal bars, and introducing 2 new flavors. This was an interesting opportunity to examine the bars, fooducate style. What you need to know: We’re sorry … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Dorito, Part 2

The Anatomy of a Dorito, Part 2

Last week we talked about Cool Ranch Doritos and how with 34 ingredients, you can’t expect a healthy snack. Yesterday we got an email from Lindsey, who pointed out a discrepancy in another Doritos product – Nacho Cheese: How can … Continue reading

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Bisquick – A Shortcut Loaded with Trans-Fat

Bisquick – A Shortcut Loaded with Trans-Fat

We got the following question from Lanette: I do much of our cooking from scratch and am trying to eliminate processed  foods.  I have found several ‘recipes’ for make-your-own-baking-mix but they all call for shortening.  I don’t know which is … Continue reading

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Is that TRANS-FAT in Your Fruit?

Is that TRANS-FAT in Your Fruit?

A New York woman is suing General Mills for misleading and false advertising. The products in question are Fruit Roll-Ups, which are sold through General Mills’ Betty Crocker subsidiary. The complaint – while the products are marketed as healthy, they … Continue reading

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“Eat Freely” Campaign…promoting Hot Pockets [Inside the Label]

“Eat Freely” Campaign…promoting Hot Pockets [Inside the Label]

There’s a massive campaign on billboards, TV and on the web. It’s a freedom movement, a revolution, and it’s inviting youth to join the cause. The noble and worthy movement is not about minimum wages for tomato farm workers. Nor … Continue reading

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