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Highlight the Positives When Trying to Influence Healthy Eating Choices

“If you want people to choose healthier foods, emphasize the positive.” – Cornell University Study Cornell University recently published research in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics indicating that healthy eating education and policies are most effective when framed in positive terms. In other words, “dos” work better than “don’ts.” The researchers — David R. Just, […]

June 13th

GMO Labeling Would Cost Less Than A Penny A Day

A new study conducted by Consumers Union found that the median cost of GMO labeling would be $2.30 per person per year or about $0.06 cents day. Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, recently released the findings of a study of the real costs of GMO labeling. The study came […]

October 7th

Are There Any Coconut Water Benefits?

Have you ever wondered: What exactly are the coconut water benefits for your health? Well, you’re not alone and the question has been popping up a lot lately. Experts such as Marion Nestle (FoodPolitics) and Michael Moss (New York Times) have both taken a “tough look” at health claims on coconut water in the past few weeks.

August 6th

Is Sugar Killing You?

A recent study found a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. A recent study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine found a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk death from cardiovascular disease. The new study is significant because previous studies have linked higher intake of added sugar […]

April 1st

Food Crisis: Can We Feed The World & Sustain The Planet?

The headline of a Washington Post blog post screamed global food crisis: “This terrifying chart shows we’re not growing enough food to feed the world.” The Global Food Crisis Is Here! OMG! I clicked through right away. I was (somewhat) relieved to see a reasonable post about a recent study in the journal PLOS ONE finding that crop yields haven’t […]

July 29th

POM Wonderful Attempts To Buy UCLA Research

I don’t want to besmirch POM Wonderful, the makers of POM Pomegranate juice. I really don’t.  But, the truth is that they are making it very hard. However, a few months ago they were found guilty of making exaggerated (aka. false) advertising claims. Now its seems that POM has been attempting to buy off UCLA […]

July 5th