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Top News from the Food Front: Safety Fails, GMO Nopes, Vegan Wins

Check your kitchen! Multiple food recalls attempt to keep mad cow disease and salmonella off your plate (and out of your smoothies). Industry behemoths sue Vermont over their groundbreaking GMO labeling law, as the USSC comes down on the side of accountability in cola labeling. Meanwhile Harvard researchers link red meat consumption to breast cancer (anyone see a trend, here?) as vegan wins multiply like happy prolific little spring bunnies. Read on, food news junkies — feed your brain, with all the best stories from around the Food-O-Sphere!

June 14th

Not as Hard as You Think: Veganism is My ‘Easy Button’ for Healthy Eating

‘I just could never do it!’ my friend said. ‘Just, gosh, the constant vigilance — I could never be vegan, it’d be way too hard for me!’ Then she told me all about the new Weight Watcher’s plan she’s on now, since the gluten-free diet failed to perform as promised. Points, lists, calories, meetings, portion measurements — all designed to counteract the chronic obesity spiking her risks for diabetes, stroke, cancer, heart disease, and early mortality resulting from standard American food habits. As I listened, I had the feeling I always have in conversations like this: seriously?! Veganism is just SO MUCH EASIER than all’a that!

June 12th

Top News from the Food Front: Sugary Cancer, Food Industry Cruelty, Non-GMO Win, and Norway’s Military Vegfest

This week’s news will make you cry, make you sigh, and make you smile. Some of it may even help you avoid diabetes, cancer, and kidney failure! New health research indicts meat and soft drinks, but encourages healthy eaters to go nuts. Animal factories continually find new ways to turn the stomachs of anyone who glimpses their work — and then they file charges against those who dare to see (and record) it. USDA proposes new anti-poop policies targeting organic farmers; but announces new projects supporting local food in public schools. Hawaii knocks the GMO-regulation ball right out of the park! In other breaking news, I suddenly want to move to Norway. Read on, for all the week’s top food news!

November 23rd

Skinnygirl Sparklers Contain Additives Linked to Aging, Cancer, Diabetes

  Here we go again. It wasn’t long ago that Bethenny Frankel, of Housewives of New York fame, unveiled four new Skinnygirl “natural” flavored vodkas. As I wrote in Skinnygirl Wine Exposed and Skinnygirl Exposed (Again): Not-So Naturally Flavored Vodkas, the Skinnygirl wine’s “natural” positioning is actually just a marketing campaign. Similarly, I just as I suspected […]

November 22nd

5 Things You Need To Know About Acrylamide

Last week the FDA issued draft guidance and a consumer update on acrylamide in foods. Whats does that mean for me and you? If you are like me, when you read that the FDA issues a statement saying that common foods like potato chips, french fries and, god forbid, coffee, you get worried.  And, if you’re […]

November 21st