Is Food in America Too Cheap?

Is Food in America Too Cheap?

The ad above is from a campaign 7-11 is running on billboards and subway stations. To some, $2.99 for two hotdogs plus a 32 ounce soft drink (4 cups worth) is a great deal. To others, a meal that probably … Continue reading

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12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   Cow’s milk is an amazing liquid with many compounds that can be processed into endless products such as butter, yogurt, and cheese. But how does milk become cheese?  And what are curds, whey, and … Continue reading

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Fooducate for Android (v 0.92) Released

Fooducate for Android (v 0.92) Released

A week after our Android app release, we’ve updated the app (to version 0.92) based on your feedback and additional testing. What’s new: Application shortcut – easily create a Fooducate shortcut on your Android home screen: Press an empty area … Continue reading

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Listen Up US Supermarkets: Aussie Grocery Chain Drops Artificial Dyes

Listen Up US Supermarkets: Aussie Grocery Chain Drops Artificial Dyes

ALDI, an international grocery chain with a strong Australian presence of 200 stores, has announced that effective immediately all food products sold in its stores will not be using artificial coloring: ALL ALDI food grocery items now free of artificial … Continue reading

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Why Does Europe Deserve Safer Food than the US?

Why Does Europe Deserve Safer Food than the US?

Remember Kellogg’s stinky cereal we wrote about last month? A few weeks after recalling millions of boxes due to a strange odor coming from the packaging, the company announced the reason: a petroleum based chemical, methylnaphthalene, was used in excess … Continue reading

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Mexico Rejects US Beef as Unsafe

Mexico Rejects US Beef as Unsafe

In 2008, a large shipment of export beef from American cattle ranches was rejected by Mexican health authorities and returned to the US. The reason: copper found in the beef exceeded safe levels for human consumption. The rejected beef was … Continue reading

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No Surprises: US Leads in Processed Food Consumption

No Surprises: US Leads in Processed Food Consumption

A brief note buried inside last week’s NY Times business section did not garner too much attention, but is worth spending a few minutes discussing. According to the article: No country has embraced the movement toward commercialized, prepackaged food as … Continue reading

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Attention FDA: Here’s How Europe is Handling Ludicrous Health Claims

Attention FDA: Here’s How Europe is Handling Ludicrous Health Claims

Yesterday we wrote about the preposterous health claims on food and supplement packaging. Apparently they are still insufficient for some manufacturers. They are now suing the FDA to get more lenience in publishing marketing drivel in the guise of scientific … Continue reading

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Thirteen Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries Part 1/3]

Thirteen Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries Part 1/3]

Image via Wikipedia Cow’s milk is an amazing liquid with many compounds that can be processed into endless products such as butter, yogurt, and cheese. But how does milk become cheese? What is processed cheese? And what exactly do we … Continue reading

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13 Pistachio Tidbits

13 Pistachio Tidbits

Image by Getty Images via Daylife It’s a shame that pistachios are being recalled en-mass due to a new salmonella outbreak. These are very healthy nuts! As we wait for the FDA recall list to fatten up, let’s learn about … Continue reading

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