Kashi’s Woes Continue

Kashi’s Woes Continue

Kashi, once the darling of the real food community, has seen its sales decline in recent years. Now owned by Kellogg’s, the company has been embroiled in legal battles as well. Customers sued the company for claiming its products were … Continue reading

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When Natural Food Companies Obfuscate their GMOs

When Natural Food Companies Obfuscate their GMOs

We recently received a worried email from a Fooducate community member using the GMO discovery feature of our mobile app: Dear Fooducate, I am very disturbed that when I looked up Van’s Natural Foods on your website, the products did … Continue reading

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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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Trend Alert – Pea Protein

Trend Alert – Pea Protein

America’s insatiable appetite for more protein has led to various innovations over the last few years. Milk protein concentrate and¬† Soy protein isolate are some examples. But now, a new source for plant based protein is working its way into … Continue reading

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The Future of Meat is Vegan, Says Bill Gates

The Future of Meat is Vegan, Says Bill Gates

Ever since retiring from Microsoft, Billionaire Bill Gates has been philanthropically involved with various humanitarian causes. Feeding the world is one of them. His heart is in the right place, although some of the directions taken are controversial. Recently, Gates … Continue reading

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Kaiser Permanente Warns Millions of Members: Avoid GMOs

Kaiser Permanente Warns Millions of Members: Avoid GMOs

Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed healthcare provider in the US, with just under 9 million members, and 15,000 physicians. In its fall newsletter, the non-profit warns people about GMOs and their dangers: GMOs have been added to our food … Continue reading

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New: Allergy Talk by Fooducate

New: Allergy Talk by Fooducate

We’re proud to announce our latest iPhone app – Allergy Talk by Fooducate. As you can probably guess, this app has been designed to address the needs of people with allergies and intolerances. In addition to the regular Fooducate functionality … Continue reading

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Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Food allergies affect about 10-15 million Americans today. Interestingly, a similar number of people believe they have an allergy as well! How could this be? To answer, first let’s understand what a food allergy is: A food allergy is a … Continue reading

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GMO Labels – Coming Soon?

GMO Labels – Coming Soon?

We often get requests by Fooducate app users to provide GMO (genetically modified organism) information on products. We respond that our analysis is based on information presented on the products package. And product packages do not have this info to … Continue reading

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True (?) Lemon For your Water

True (?) Lemon For your Water

Here’s an interesting product. Many people are trying to switch from sugary or diet soft drinks to water. But they can’t seem to bring themselves to drinking unflavored H 2 O. Adding some flavor makes the difference, and a wedge … Continue reading

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