11 Types of Food Additives You Need to Know About

11 Types of Food Additives You Need to Know About

One of the sexiest health claims on food products is “No additives or preservatives”. As the food industry is adapting to consumer demand for real food, companies are looking for ways to remove ingredients that are deemed dangerous by consumers. … Continue reading

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Obesity in America is on the Rise; Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

Obesity in America is on the Rise; Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

A recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association presents stark figures regarding America’s obesity challenges. Despite heightened awareness in the last few decades, overweight and obesity rates are still increasing. Data for over 15,000 adults aged … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

You’ve probably heard this advice before – if you want to eat healthy, buy food only from the store perimeter. The perimeter is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat, and fish. While it makes sense that the bulk … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market to Introduce New Store Format

Whole Foods Market to Introduce New Store Format

Earlier this month, Whole Foods Market (WFM) disclosed its plan for a new store format, expected in early 2016. The new locations will be branded differently than existing WFM stores and cater to a more price conscious consumer. The average … Continue reading

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5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

There is a perception that living in a democratic society, our freedom to choose is boundless. “It’s a free country,” after all. But is our freedom really unbridled? When it comes to many decisions we make, they are much more … Continue reading

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What Would George Washington Say About Today’s Food System?

What Would George Washington Say About Today’s Food System?

Happy President’s Day! Our founding fathers lived in an agrarian society at the dawn of the industrial revolution. Food was hard to produce and required substantial daily effort from almost all families. A bad season could lead to widespread hunger. … Continue reading

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10 Tips When Buying Olive Oil

10 Tips When Buying Olive Oil

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. When shopping for olive oil, consumers are faced with a wide range of options. Multiple brands vie for attention through bottle and label design, brand building, and marketing … Continue reading

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Is Your Supermarket Sabotaging Your Diet?

Is Your Supermarket Sabotaging Your Diet?

America has become an obesogenic country. That’s because everywhere you turn to, unhealthy food and beverage are within arm’s reach. Supermarkets have become part of the problem. In a recent study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 240 … Continue reading

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Those Supermarket Mushrooms Didn’t Come from a Forest

Those Supermarket Mushrooms Didn’t Come from a Forest

If you’ve ever foraged for mushrooms, you know that this type of activity doesn’t scale. So where do store-bought mushrooms come from? Watch the video below from the folks at howgrow.org Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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This Simple Supermarket Hack Increased Produce Sales By 20%

This Simple Supermarket Hack Increased Produce Sales By 20%

People listen to their doctor. To any doctor. If the doctor is at the supermarket and tells them to buy more veggies, people oblige. In fact, the doctor doesn’t have to say anything, he simply holds up a sign. Even … Continue reading

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