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Organically Grown Tomatoes

Yet another study on organic food

February 24, 2011

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

February 22, 2011

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

February 21, 2011

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

February 19, 2011

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?

February 16, 2011

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

February 12, 2011

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

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Do we need to build vertical farming skyscrapers?

February 10, 2011

Vertical farming is exactly what it sounds like: You construct a building with glass walls and multiple levels. Think of a bunch of greenhouses stacked upon one another.

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B.R. Myers and the moral crusade against foodies

February 9, 2011

A dense and lengthy opinion piece in March’s The Atlantic attacks the snobbery behind foodie-ism.

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