Mountain Dew is colloquially known as geek fuel. Aside from Yellow 5, do you know what else is in it?
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and factory farming
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.
What goes into organic milk?
USDA guidelines for organic milk are considerably more rigorous than those for organic produce.
What exactly is gelato?
Gelato is an Italian variant of ice cream, and an important part of Italian food culture. It’s serious business.
How and why is flour bleached?
Contrary to popular belief, freshly milled flour is light yellow—not white. Some flour producers use bleaching agents to shortcut a natural aging process. How and why do they do this?
Sprouts: Shooting up in popularity
As producers have caught on to this, they have unleashed a torrent of sprouted foods. At Whole Foods alone, there are sprouted versions of breads, quinoa, lentils and granola.
EDTA: A preservative in your mayonnaise
EDTA, or ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, is not at all natural. So what’s it doing in your mayonnaise?
Investigating Ben & Jerry’s all-natural claim
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?