The Mayo War Has Begun

The Mayo War Has Begun

Hellmann’s is the most popular mayonnaise brand on grocery shelves today, capturing 45% of the $2 Billion market share. It is owned by Unilever, a $60 Billion global food giant. And this week, Unilever is suing a tiny San Francisco … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 13 Replies
Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Yesterday, Unilever announced a facelift to its margarine line: Unilever U.S. is transforming its current buttery spreads portfolio, beginning with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, into new recipes made with real, simple ingredients like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 9 Replies
Ben & Jerry’s non-GMO Status Update

Ben & Jerry’s non-GMO Status Update

Better late than never. Early last year, Ben & Jerry’s announced it would switch to non-GMO ingredients for its various ice cream flavors by the end of the year. That did not happen, but progress is being made, as reported … Continue reading

Posted in Organic, Local & Sustainable | 13 Replies
When Did Iced Tea Turn into THIS???

When Did Iced Tea Turn into THIS???

As the days are getting warmer, the beverage aisles in your friendly neighborhood supermarket are seeing increased foot traffic. One of the presumed healthy choices is iced green tea. There are green teas, usually made with water, green tea, and … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 17 Replies
The Curious Timing of Ben & Jerry’s No GMO Announcement

The Curious Timing of Ben & Jerry’s No GMO Announcement

Ben & Jerry’s, maker of quirky ice cream flavors and well known for it eco-friendly messages recently announced it will be switching to non GMO ingredients for its product lineup by the end of the year. Sweet! But when you … Continue reading

Posted in In The News | 3 Replies
Who’s Your Daddy? Guess 8 Surprising Ownerships in the Food Industry

Who’s Your Daddy? Guess 8 Surprising Ownerships in the Food Industry

Can you guess which megacorp on the right owns each of the young brands on the left? Solution after the jump. Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

Posted in Food Thoughts | 19 Replies
Challenges in Nutrition [from Tufts Friedman Symposium]

Challenges in Nutrition [from Tufts Friedman Symposium]

We’re in Boston this weekend for 2 important nutrition events. Today we participated in Tufts University’s Friedman Symposium, and starting tomorrow we will be at FNCE, the American Dietetic Association’s annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. At the Friedman … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 2 Replies
Four Thoughts on the Nutrition Conference that has Just Ended

Four Thoughts on the Nutrition Conference that has Just Ended

We’ve concluded a 4 day nutrition and food conference and expo (FNCE 2009) hosted by the American Dietetic Association. For a first time participant, such a convention may seem a bit overwhelming, but it does provide a great opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in In The News | 12 Replies
3½ Insights from Tufts “Nutrition Label Conference”

3½ Insights from Tufts “Nutrition Label Conference”

The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is one of the nation’s foremost leaders in the field of nutrition. They are hosting the 4th annual Friedman Symposium this weekend, a 2 day affair devoted to current affairs … Continue reading

Posted in In The News | 1 Reply
From “Nutrition Label” Conference at Tufts

From “Nutrition Label” Conference at Tufts

We are blogging live have concluded live blogging from The 4th annual Friedman School Symposium at Tufts University – Nutrition Agenda 2009 & Beyond. This morning’s topic is Nutrition Labeling and Scoring 2.0: What have we learned? What do we … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 2 Replies