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

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When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

A Fooducate community member, V.N., recently alerted us to a mail-order salad dressings from Walden Farms: Eating a salad is healthy, unless it’s topped with high calorie, high fat salad dressings that can easily add hundreds of calories. Instead, eat … 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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Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Here’s the European version of Froot Loops. It’s Manufactured by Kellogg’s in the UK, and distributed across the continent. This package has information, including nutrition and ingredients, in German, French, Swedish, and Finnish. Looking at the product, you can see … Continue reading

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Velveeta Cheesy Skillets vs. Hamburger Helper: Trans-Fat Showdown

Velveeta Cheesy Skillets vs. Hamburger Helper: Trans-Fat Showdown

Happy 2012, folks. It’s back to business here at Fooducate. Today, a sobering look at the “Dry Dinner Mix” market, estimated at $138 million annually. Hamburger Helper has been dominating the market for decades, but earlier this year Kraft introduced … Continue reading

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If Milk is White, Why is Cheese Yellow?

If Milk is White, Why is Cheese Yellow?

Teri, a Fooducate community member asks “After reading your latest post on cheese, I got to thinking. What about the stuff we can see. Like why is cheese yellow? Is it dye that is bad for you? I’d love to … Continue reading

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FDA to Re-examine Risks of Artificial Food Dyes

FDA to Re-examine Risks of Artificial Food Dyes

The FDA is convening an advisory panel later this week for a two day “colorthon” to discuss mounting evidence that artificial food dyes are causing hyperactivity in kids. This is huge folks. What you need to know: The FDA long … Continue reading

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Nutrition Impostor – SnackPack Pudding

Nutrition Impostor – SnackPack Pudding

Pudding. Yum. Everyone loves pudding. You can make it at home from scratch. You can buy a powder mix and prepare at home more easily. Or you can buy a ready-made pudding. SnackPack is one example of a ready-made pudding. … Continue reading

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The Beverage Industry is “Clear on Calories” – But Not the Other Crap in Soda

The Beverage Industry is “Clear on Calories” – But Not the Other Crap in Soda

Have you seen the ridiculous commercial sponsored by the beverage industry? The one where Dr. Pepper, Coke, Pepsi, and SunnyD pat themselves on the back for having stopped deceptive labeling after 20 years? For years, you’d buy a 20 fl … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Wants to Grow, But is THIS the Right Way?

Kraft Foods Wants to Grow, But is THIS the Right Way?

  Kraft, one of the largest food companies in the world, is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. It is worth over $55 Billion. Every year we get to glimpse into the company’s financials, and to hear about … Continue reading

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