Taylor Swift

Coca-Cola’s Latest Tool: Taylor Swift, What are You Doing?

Published on September 30th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Seven-time Grammy Award winner, singer and songwriter Taylor Swift, is lending her celebrity star power to Coca-Cola, in order to help boost sales for Diet Coke to a younger audience demographic. Swift is participating in the new “Get A Taste” promotion, which Coca-Cola is targeting at American youth whose consumption of soda products has decreased in recent years. ... Read More


Hess Collection

A Visit To The Hess Collection in Napa Valley

Published on September 29th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan

I recently spent the day enjoying a tour and wine and cheese tasting at the Hess Collection Winery In Napa.  It was a first class experience. I recently spent the day at the Hess Collection Winery [&hellip... Read More


margarita recipes

3 Updated Margarita Recipes

Published on September 29th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan

I'm doing some research on 1995 for a project I'm working on and came across a quintessential 1990's cocktail, the frozen strawberry margarita from a slushie machine. Oh, how far we've come. Here are three updates margarita recipes... Read More


comfort food

Comfort Food Doesn’t Comfort, Study Finds  

Published on September 28th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

You may have many reasons for piling your plate full of mashed potatoes, mac ‘n’ cheese or Ben & Jerry’s, but that so-called comfort food isn’t actually comforting you any more than healthy foods, finds a new study published in the American Psychological Association’s journal PsycNet... Read More

Agri-business News

Is germ killing soap killing us?

Are Germ Killing Soaps Killing Us?

Published on September 25th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan

The folks at The Feingold Diet have once again alerted me to new research recently presented by the American Chemical Society. If the environmentally damaging microbeads found in germ killing products isn’t bad enough, scientists are now concerned [&hellip... Read More

Food Marketing News

Truvia ingredients under fire

False Advertising Lawsuit Over Truvia Ingredients Settles

Published on September 23rd, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan

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Cargill’s Truvia Natural Sweetener has settled lawsuits alleging that Truvia products are not  “natural” because Truvia ingredients actually contain highly processed ingredients or ingredients originating from GMOs. Two separate lawsuits challenging the labeling and marketing of Cargill’s [&hellip... Read More

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