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The Real Cost of a $6 July 4th Picnic? 1,700 Calories and 98.7 Grams of Fat

The American Farm Bureau Federation recently announced that you can throw a July 4th picnic for less than $6 per person.  Not withstanding the food justice problem (the foods on the list are of the lowest quality), I’m  thinking this isn’t a very healthy picnic that we are having. The American Farm Bureau Federation (the same …

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PETA Enters the Fast Food Fight

The fast food industry is taking on PETA’s attempts to demonize them, and has unleashed a series of documents regarding some unethical behaviors of the nonprofit. A few months ago if you Googled PETA, you probably would’ve been greeted with images of supermodels in cages wearing nothing but body paint, or some controversial billboards shaming overweight children. Now, a PETA search turns up some pretty damning stuff.

Fast Food and Restaurant Calorie Counts are Higher Than Advertised

A recent study discovered that the calories listed by many popular chain restaurants in the United States and in frozen processed meals sold in the grocery stores are understated by 10% to 18%.  The study calls into question the accuracy of the calorie amounts that are listed on packages or displayed by fast food chain …

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