“Local” is the New Junkfood Buzzword [Frito Lay Potato Chips]

“Local” is the New Junkfood Buzzword [Frito Lay Potato Chips]

Ever since the term locavore was coined in 2005, there has been a lot of excitement around the prospect of people enjoying fresher, tastier foods, with less of an environmental impact because they travel less. We have come to appreciate … Continue reading

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Top Supermarkets Ranking Published by Consumer Reports

Top Supermarkets Ranking Published by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports’ upcoming May issue will include an extensive report on supermarkets. [subscription required] The good folks at CR surveyed over 32,000 shoppers across the nation to come up with a ranking of the 59 largest chains. The ranking criteria … Continue reading

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What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

In one sentence: Err on the side of caution – don’t buy a product with peanuts for the time being. If it hasn’t been recalled yet, it may be tomorrow. As parents and slightly paranoid consumers, when someone tells us … Continue reading

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Even More Upsetting: Factory Knowingly Shipped Contaminated Peanut Butter

Even More Upsetting: Factory Knowingly Shipped Contaminated Peanut Butter

More updates on the salmonella / peanut butter outbreak. According to USA Today: The government Tuesday accused the peanut butter manufacturer tied to a nationwide salmonella outbreak of shipping products in 2007 and 2008 after internal tests found bacterial contamination, … Continue reading

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Upsetting – The Salmonella Peanut Butter Plant is a Repeat Offender

Upsetting – The Salmonella Peanut Butter Plant is a Repeat Offender

The current salmonella / peanut butter crisis has caused 500 illnesses and 7 deaths, with more product recalls every day (see updated list at the bottom of this post). The New York Times reports that the processing facility in Georgia … Continue reading

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3 Comments on the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

3 Comments on the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

Is the FDA doing enough? Is the government, and more specifically the FDA, doing its best to protect us from poisoned food? With the resources at hand, maybe. But perhaps it’s not enough. Here’s why, based on the handling of … Continue reading

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Fish – Save Some for the Future

Fish – Save Some for the Future

Image via Wikipedia Greenpeace, venerable Earth protector and sometimes corporate basher, has released a second edition of its Seafood Sustainability Scorecard this week. The scorecard rates the larger supermarket chains in the US with respect to their seafood sourcing practices, … Continue reading

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