Chick-fil-A Bows to Consumer Pressure, Improves Ingredients

Chick-fil-A Bows to Consumer Pressure, Improves Ingredients

In another sign of grass roots efforts leading to change, Chick-fil-A this week confirmed a line of changes in its foods. These include: removal of synthetic yellow food coloring from its chicken soup removal of high fructose corn syrup from … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

Whoever invented chicken wing dishes is a genius. Those boney, meat-scarce and fatty appendages to the bird would have gone to waste had not someone thought of breading, deep frying, and making it acceptable to eat with your hands in … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Marketing: Special K “Real Butter Taste!” Popcorn Chips

A Lesson in Marketing: Special K “Real Butter Taste!” Popcorn Chips

Special K, the brand identified most with cereal for women on a diet, has long ago expanded into additional realms of processed food. We recently noticed a popcorn chip product from Special K right by the checkout counter. The “Real … Continue reading

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Are Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Bars Getting Any Healthier?

Are Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Bars Getting Any Healthier?

We’ve written in the past about NutriGrain, a brand owned by Kellogg’s, and did not have good things to say about these bars’ nutrition profile (see here and here). So we were really hoping to see some improvement in a … Continue reading

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How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 2/2)

How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 2/2)

This is part two of a two part series of guest posts from Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe. It originally appeared here. It is appalling to witness the examples I am about to share with you. The U.S. food corporations are unnecessarily feeding us chemicals … Continue reading

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Beyond BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) In Food Products

Beyond BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) In Food Products

This is a guest blog post by Melanie Warner Now that Pepsi has removed brominated vegetable oil from Gatorade, it’s worth asking: Why was it there in the first place? Here was an ingredient that raised red flags back in … Continue reading

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McDonald’s McNuggets 2.0: Fish McBites

McDonald’s McNuggets 2.0: Fish McBites

McDonald’s is introducing a new item in its San Francisco bay area locations: Fish McBites. Here’s the PR pitch we received via email: [McDonald’s] is making waves with a new limited-time fish menu option—Fish McBites … crispy, tender pieces of … Continue reading

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Oatwashing: Inside the Label of Pop Tarts Oatmeal Delights

Oatwashing: Inside the Label of Pop Tarts Oatmeal Delights

You’ve heard of healthwashing . . . but welcome to the latest trend – oatwashing. Oatwashing: Taking a mostly unhealthy product, adding the word oatmeal to its name and watching the sales roll in. See: Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Oatmeal Delights. … Continue reading

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The Church, Waffles, and Made-up Marketing Holidays

The Church, Waffles, and Made-up Marketing Holidays

  New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  In our consumerist world, every day is a holiday, a made up marketing festivity geared to get us to buy (and eat) more of something. And so today it’s … Continue reading

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Dear Chick-Fil-A, Straight or Gay, this Ingredient List is NOT OK

Dear Chick-Fil-A, Straight or Gay, this Ingredient List is NOT OK

The recent Chick-fil-A controversy has overlooked an important matter. Though chicken is slightly healthier than beef, fast food chicken is no health food. Here’s the ingredient list for the no frills standard Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich: Chicken (100% natural whole breast filet, … Continue reading

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