The New Farm Bill and Our Rotten Politicians

The New Farm Bill and Our Rotten Politicians

Yesterday, the Senate approved the new $956,000,000,000 Farm Bill and it is on its way to President Obama for signature. Yes, close to ONE TRILLION dollars of spending over the next ten years. The Bill has been in the works … Continue reading

Posted in In The News | 8 Replies
What “Equivalent to a USDA Serving of Fruit” Really Means

What “Equivalent to a USDA Serving of Fruit” Really Means

Clif Bar is one of the hottest health snack companies on the market. Their bars for hikers, athletes, women, and even kids are tremendously popular. They also have a line of fruit snacks for kids called Clif Kids. One of … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 6 Replies
Four Food Things to Do on Earth Day

Four Food Things to Do on Earth Day

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!  Today is Earth Day. Our battered planet celebrates a day of appreciation. The ravaging pillager known as mankind has designated a day of reflection and hope… While some extremists knock all progress that causes pollution … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 11 Replies
The Politics of Gatorade in Schools

The Politics of Gatorade in Schools

By law, California schools prohibit the sale of sugary soft drinks in schools during school hours. The idea was to have kids drink water and juice. But overwhelmingly, the replacement has been “sports” drinks, which are nothing more than sugar … Continue reading

Posted in In The News | 4 Replies
Here’s Why Coke is Stronger than the Government

Here’s Why Coke is Stronger than the Government

Remember the proposed soda tax? The added penny per fluid ounce, generating $50 billion in funds to combat obesity in the next 10 years? Well, forget about it. Never mind obesity. To hell with diabetes. The beverage industry needs to … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 12 Replies
The (un)Natural History of Sweet – From Sugar to Stevia

The (un)Natural History of Sweet – From Sugar to Stevia

This was the week of stevia, a new zero calorie sweetener, that got FDA approval as a safe food additive, and will shortly find its way into soft drinks and other products scattered about our supermarket aisles. If you are … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 34 Replies