Is an announcement that Pizza Hut, Taco Bell artificial ingredients will be replaced with “natural alternatives” by the end of 2015 meaningful or just hype?
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Some pomegranate health claims are accurate. Here’s the skinny on what the real health benefits of pomegranate are vs. the ones marketers overstate.
Imagine if tobacco companies said they were doing something responsible to protect you. How would you respond to that? That’s one of the Coca-Cola obesity questions posed in a new You Tube Video: The Honest Coca-Cola Obesity Commercial.
Aspartame has an image problem, so the company that produces this artificial sweetener is pulling a branding 101 move: changing the name. Meet AminoSweet.
This weeks food news features ‘healthy and natural’ mislabeling, a lawsuit challenging Idaho’s brand new ag-gag law, and fast-food wage theft. But don’t worry: you’ll also find great news for organic growers, beer drinkers, and organic beer drinkers!
Top News from the Food Front: Childhood Obesity, Idaho Ag-Gag, & Monsanto’s (cough) ‘Sustainability’
This week’s food news is maddening, if you don’t happen be a sociopath who loves animal cruelty; but on the bright side, if you adore ag-gag laws and think accountability, food safety, and the First Amendment are all for the (antibiotic-resistant-disease-ridden) birds, then you’re in for a treat! Monsanto offers up some rather obnoxious distractions to this ag-gag foolishness — unfortunately for human kidneys, Monarch butterflies, and pretty much that whole ‘environment’ thingie. But before diving in to all those noxious Big Ag news fumes, let’s talk about progress: yes, some exists! For all the good, bad and ugly in the food world, get your news fix here!
While we’ve shifted away from the milk-drinking culture we were as recent as the 1970s—even despite best efforts by the ‘Got Milk’ campaign—our cheese intake has skyrocketed. In the past forty years, we’ve decreased our milk consumption by 30 percent, but cheese consumption has increased more than 177 percent.
GMOs in the news this week disrupt trade with China, while Americans clamor for labeling of genetically modified foods. Does food taste better when it’s organic? What if you only THINK it’s organic? Can you afford to eat food that won’t kill you? Can fast food workers afford to eat food at all? Could you be allergic to meat? Read on for these answers and more, from the week’s top food news!
Another study links red meat to cancer, low blood sugar impacts brain health, new vegan mayo company prepares for national launch, and McDonald’s highlights the connection between our dysfunctional food system and social justice. Read on, for the week’s top news for foodies! Food, Health, and Mayo Seems like every time I load my browser […]
7-Eleven Charged with False ‘Natural’ Advertising Convenience store chain 7-Eleven Inc. was about to join a growing list of companies that have been sued for mislabeling their food products with the term ‘natural’ and other deceptive marketing claims. But, not today. According to LegalNewsOnline.com, a federal judge in California has dismissed a proposed class action […]
No More ‘Organic” Keebler Organic Toasteds Harvest Wheat Cracker has changed their name. They have taken off the term ‘organic’ from the name and added TBHQ. The folks at the Feingold Diet alerted me to the new formulation and indeed, the ‘organic’ version of Toasteds can no longer be found on the Keebler website and […]