Archive for February, 2011

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EDTA: A preservative in your mayonnaise

Published on: February 28, 2011 at 11 am

EDTA, or ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, is not at all natural. So what’s it doing in your mayonnaise?

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Investigating Ben & Jerry’s all-natural claim

Published on: February 25, 2011 at 10 am

Several ingredients in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream have raised red flags with ‘natural’ watchdogs. What are they and what does this mean for the dairy duo?

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Organically Grown Tomatoes

Yet another study on organic food

Published on: February 24, 2011 at 12 pm

A British consumer advocate group has released the findings of a very small research project comparing the nutrition and taste of organic and conventionally grown food.

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Ingredients in Greenies Canine/Dog Dental Chews

Published on: February 22, 2011 at 10 am

Our pets can eat naturally too. What’s in Greenies Canine Dental Chews?

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Soy lecithin: In a chocolate bar near you

Published on: February 21, 2011 at 8 am

Soy lecithin, or soya lecithin, is an emulsifying agent commonly used in chocolate to prevent cocoa and cocoa butter from separating.

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Caramel color and cancer

Published on: February 19, 2011 at 2 pm

While I admire CSPI’s initiative to make people aware of a potential health threat, public reaction has been to take the claim and run with it.

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What’s in Crystal Light?

Published on: February 16, 2011 at 11 am

How does Crystal Light’s powder turn ordinary water into a flavorful, sweet, and vibrantly colorful drinking experience for only a few calories? We don’t really want to know.

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Ghiradelli’s Chocolate Squares with Caramel Filling

Published on: February 12, 2011 at 12 pm

Ghiradelli has a shaky track record when it comes to natural chocolate treats. How do their Caramel-Filled Squares do?

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