GMO Labeling Momentum Grows

GMO Labeling Momentum Grows

Slow but steady progress is being made to require the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in our groceries. A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has introduced the  Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act so that consumers can make informed choices … Continue reading

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A Tale of 4 Hot-Dogs, Which Do You Choose?

A Tale of 4 Hot-Dogs, Which Do You Choose?

This 4th of July, Americans will eat over 150 million hot dogs. While wieners are a classic American dish, they are not the healthiest or tastiest meat product out there. What they do have is a smooth, easy-on-the-eyes-and-mouth consistency. It’s … Continue reading

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BPA Update: Alternatives May Be Just as Bad

BPA Update: Alternatives May Be Just as Bad

A gloomy editorial by Dominique Browning in the New York Times this week touches upon a recent trend : I’m struck by how many signs on the shelves advertise BPA-free bottles, BPA-free sippy cups. It breaks my heart. Manufacturers might … Continue reading

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A Fishy Debate: Farmed vs. Wild Seafood

A Fishy Debate: Farmed vs. Wild Seafood

This blog post is by Erica Melling, who has joined Fooducate as a summer intern. Farmed. In recent years, it has become the “F” word of the seafood industry. However, the issue is more complicated than you may realize and … Continue reading

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I’m a QUALITARIAN. Why You Should Be One Too

I’m a QUALITARIAN. Why You Should Be One Too

This is a guest blog post by Ashley Koff, RD For years, people would routinely pose the same question me “so what are you?” Pretty sure that people are clear that I’m a brunette, a female, even that I’m a … Continue reading

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School Lunch Meat Safety Improved to … Fast Food Status

School Lunch Meat Safety Improved to … Fast Food Status

The USDA is enacting more stringent safety regulations for ground meats provided to school lunch programs. This will bring the safety programs up to the safety levels of no less than … hold your breath … fast food burgers. The … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Frito Lay Potato Chip Manufacturing Facility

A Visit to the Frito Lay Potato Chip Manufacturing Facility

Fooducate is participating in the annual Food & Nutriton Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Denver this year. We’ll be covering the show on the blog and on twitter, trying to bring interesting stories and attractions, along with a dash of … Continue reading

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Tap vs. Bottled Water – Which is Purer?

Tap vs. Bottled Water – Which is Purer?

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Who would you prefer to buy your water from? A company that discloses the water’s source, how the water has been purified, and what pollutants each bottle of water may contain? Or a company … Continue reading

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Global Food Sourcing and the Risks to your Health

Global Food Sourcing and the Risks to your Health

Do you know where your food comes from? How many different countries has it been to? How many people handled it? And in what kinds of sanitary conditions? Well, you should. Or at least have a means to know, if … Continue reading

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