Archive for January, 2011

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Study: Organic milk is more nutritious than conventional milk

Published on: January 18, 2011 at 9 am

The study behind this coverage has analysed the fat content in 22 brands of milk available in UK supermarkets, including 10 organic brands

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Ingredients in C.E.T. Enzymatic Dental Cat Chews/Treats

Published on: January 11, 2011 at 3 pm

When your pets visit the veterinarian, one part of the exam is a quick check of their teeth.

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Methyl iodide, a carcinogen, approved for pesticide use in California

Published on: January 11, 2011 at 9 am

“Everyone agrees, without exception, that methyl iodide is a very toxic compound. It’s very reactive.”

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Splitting open a Snickers candy bar

Published on: January 10, 2011 at 12 pm

Snickers isn’t exactly struggling, but the chocolate candy bar market is facing general competition from other snack food entrants

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Deconstructing a Cheeto

Published on: January 9, 2011 at 12 pm

American kids know what Cheetos are, but giving the snack a close inspection is not as easy as you think.

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What’s in a Twizzler?

Published on: January 8, 2011 at 12 pm

Like other high-markup candies, Twizzlers is loaded with sugar and spruced up with artificial flavoring and coloring.

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Opening up an Oreo cookie

Published on: January 7, 2011 at 12 pm

Aside from HFCS, which presumably sweetens the creamy center of the Oreo, the only questionable additive is vanillin, the artificial vanilla-soundalike flavoring.

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Tearing open a Twix bar

Published on: January 6, 2011 at 12 pm

My only question coming away from this is: What the heck is polyglycerol polyricinoleate? I’ve never seen that before on a food label.

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