Ferrarelle Italian Mineral Water – Old and Good for You?

Ferrarelle Italian Mineral Water – Old and Good for You?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Waters bottled “at the source” have a certain cachet.  Depending on the geologic characteristics of the region, the depth of the well or … Continue reading

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10 Easy Tips to Get You Drinking More Water

10 Easy Tips to Get You Drinking More Water

Drink More water! 1. Temperature: Find out which water temperature you like the most, and make sure you always have some on hand. If you like water ice cold, find a container where you can keep it iced all day. … Continue reading

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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

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More BPA Concerns Surface

More BPA Concerns Surface

A worrying read on the Civil Eats blog – our exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) is much worse than we think: According to a new study, exposure to the gender-bending chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) is worse than previously estimated. The study, which … Continue reading

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The Beverage Industry Against Soda Taxes – Mom n’ Pop Shops, “Bribes”

The Beverage Industry Against Soda Taxes – Mom n’ Pop Shops, “Bribes”

It seems like soda tax propositions are popping up like mushrooms after spring showers across the country. And everywhere they do, the beverage industry is there, like a wild boar, ready to stomp them down. Last week, Philadelphia mayor Michael … Continue reading

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V8 Vegetable Juice – Twice the Salt of McD’s French Fries

V8 Vegetable Juice – Twice the Salt of McD’s French Fries

From Fooducate reader Luke: “My question has to do with V8 (the original, or the spicy hot version of the original). Avoid? OK to buy? Please help!” We certainly can understand the confusion. Just take a look at V8′s marketing … Continue reading

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Good News: More Shoppers Abandoning Beverage Aisles

Good News: More Shoppers Abandoning Beverage Aisles

The past 2 years have seen a decline in the beverage category, 3.1% in 2009 and  2.1% in 2008, according to Beverage Marketing Corp. The worst hit products are “value-added waters”, or what we like to call “sugar-water with vitamins”. … Continue reading

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Eight Interesting Facts on World Water Day

Eight Interesting Facts on World Water Day

1. Over 1 Billion people don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. 2. Almost none of them reside in the US. 3. World Water Day is intended to raise awareness to this seemingly trivial problem, that kills 4500 children … Continue reading

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What’s that Poison in Your Juice? [Antimony]

What’s that Poison in Your Juice? [Antimony]

European researchers are worried about antimony, a toxic chemical element, appearing at possibly unsafe levels in various juice brands: Writing in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, scientists at the University of Copenhagen studied antimony levels in 42 juice drinks and … Continue reading

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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

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