Archive for March, 2011

BPA

Study: Eating fresh food reduces exposure to BPA

Published on: March 30, 2011 at 11 am

Though the link between canned foods and measurable BPA seems straightforward, the industry has spent time refuting it.

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Artificial food coloring

FDA panel to discuss artificial color warnings

Published on: March 29, 2011 at 11 am

A panel meets this week to discuss the possible link between artificial food coloring and hyperactivity in children.

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natural-and-organic-foods

Natural and organic foods selling despite recession

Published on: March 28, 2011 at 11 am

Over the last few years, Americans have been downsizing their household budgets, saving money wherever they can.

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Pepsi Throwback

Pepsi Throwback is here to stay

Published on: March 24, 2011 at 11 am

Though the natural-ness of caramel color is up for debate, it’s great to see another company moving away from HFCS and putting a generally authentic product on the shelf.

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Cat with Mountain Dew bottle

What are the ingredients in Mountain Dew?

Published on: March 16, 2011 at 11 am

Mountain Dew is colloquially known as geek fuel. Aside from Yellow 5, do you know what else is in it?

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Chicken

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and factory farming

Published on: March 15, 2011 at 11 am

One unfortunate byproduct of antibiotic use is the evolution of superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Though antibiotics are exceptional at killing most bacteria, the microorganisms left behind survive because of something in their genetic makeup.

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Dairy Cows

What goes into organic milk?

Published on: March 9, 2011 at 11 am

USDA guidelines for organic milk are considerably more rigorous than those for organic produce.

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Italian Gelato

What exactly is gelato?

Published on: March 7, 2011 at 11 am

Gelato is an Italian variant of ice cream, and an important part of Italian food culture. It’s serious business.

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