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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


Shopping Apps: Grocery IQ

8 Apps for Shopping Better and Smarter

Published on September 23rd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

It can be hard to make ethical shopping choices when you're standing in the grocery store or department store. These eight apps for shopping (or not shopping!) help you make smarter decisions before and during your trips to the store... Read More


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Healthy Lunches for Kids in Daycare Programs May Require a Note from a Doctor

Published on September 22nd, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

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Sending your children off to a daycare with some healthy food may not be as simple as it sounds if your child’s daycare participates in the federal Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP). The program is making it difficult for parents to pack healthy lunches for kids because it hinders funding for the program, which daycare programs rely on... Read More



The Rise of Bitter Foods: New Book Explores the Underappreciated Flavor

Published on September 21st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Bitter: it’s the flavor we equate with being, well, the opposite of flavor. The puckering not-quite-sour bite of bitterness in foods is what we tell our children is an acquired taste they’ll “grow to love.” But the truth is, many people don’t ever develop a fondness for bitter; they prefer instead the sweetness of sugar or the savory depth of salt and umami. Well, a new book aims to change all that. ... Read More

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Peanut Corporation of America Executives Behind Bars, Awaiting Sentencing for Widespread Salmonella Outbreak

Published on September 21st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell have been taken into custody after an Albany U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia convicted the two on close to 100 federal felony counts related to deadly salmonella outbreaks connected with Peanut Corporation of America’s peanuts dating back more than six years. Bail was set at $150,... Read More



BuyPartisan App Helps You Vote with Your Wallet

Published on September 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

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We talk a lot about voting with your wallet, but sometimes it's hard to know where your food dollars are really going. Even when you try to support smaller brands, you never know whether they've just sold to a large corporation that you don't want taking your money... Read More

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