Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Chalk this up as another win for consumers, thanks to our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Effective immediately, General Mills will be removing the misleading “100% Natural” label from approximately 30 Nature Valley bars … Continue reading

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Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

As part of our spring cleaning, we’ve been going over brochures from professional trade shows we’ve attended in the past year. One of them is a little booklet that was handed to dietitians by the Quaker Oats Company at the … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Great Food Conspiracy That Wasn’t

Opinion: The Great Food Conspiracy That Wasn’t

This is a guest post from James Pintner, CRC (Certified Research Chef) . Where do I start? There is no more conspiracy in the food business than there is in any other business. Conspiracies come from greed or from wanting … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do … Continue reading

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Nutella Fined 3 Million Dollars for Misleading About Health

Nutella Fined 3 Million Dollars for Misleading About Health

Nutella is paying just over $3 million to settle a class action lawsuit. Apparently, it had been misleading consumers to think it was a healthy food. A San Diego mom thought Nutella would be a good breakfast staple for her 4-year-old daughter … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Chocolatey Krave Cereal [Inside the Label]

Kellogg’s Chocolatey Krave Cereal [Inside the Label]

Get Fooducated: iPhone App Android App  RSS Subscription or  Email Subscription Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/fooducate on facebook: facebook.com/fooducate As if the cereal aisle wasn’t crowded enough. Kraft is introducing a new cereal called Krave: Satisfy your inner chocovore with Kellogg’s Krave™ Chocolate cereal.  Inside each crunchy bite hides a smooth … Continue reading

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Why is There Soy in My Hain Celestial Tea?

Why is There Soy in My Hain Celestial Tea?

We recently got an email from Amy, a fooducate community member: I drink a lot of tea. Often, the ingredients list says “natural flavors” at the end, then says “Contains: Soy.” I assume it is warning about soy because something … Continue reading

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Fooducate’s TOP TEN Blog Posts in 2010

Fooducate’s TOP TEN Blog Posts in 2010

The year is ending, and we thought it would be interesting to see what our community has read the most in 2010. Here are our most popular posts from 10 up on to 1: 1862 – 2010: A Brief History … Continue reading

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PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

Powerbar is a high end brand owned by Nestle Nutrition and sold mostly in sports shops. It positions itself as an athlete’s friend. What started as bars has expanded to gels, protein supplements, and now “Energy Bites”. From PowerBar, here … Continue reading

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The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

In the previous posts we provided general guidelines for choosing bread and discussed whole grains. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do this, we analyzed the ingredient lists of over 2,000 breads.  The average … Continue reading

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