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Close Loophole that Lets Companies Add Questionable Chemicals to Our Food

Do you think you should know what ingredients are in your food? Of course you do! And yet, thanks to a loophole in federal food regulations, companies are allowed to add as many as 3,000 different che…

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Coloring to Dye For? Dangers of Red No. 3

Fifteen million pounds of food dyes are sold every year in the U.S. Why? Foods "are artificially colored to make unattractive mixtures of basic ingredients and food additives acceptable to consumers."…

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The Ugly Truth About Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte

Before you grab that ever-so-tempting Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte on your way to work, you might be alarmed to know what's in it…and, well, what's not. Since it is packed with artificial ingredie…

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What is ‘Meat Glue’?

The so-called "meat glue enzyme" transglutaminase is used by the meat industry to add value to meat by gluing together smaller scraps into a larger chunk. And it's not just used to make fake steak—the…

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The Sad Truth About Who Determines if Your Food is Safe

In November, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced their plans to all but eliminate trans fats from processed foods, citing a CDC statistic that the elimination of partially hydrogenat…

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How Many Poisons Will You Eat Today? [Infographic]

There are so many substances that can poison us, we invented a scary looking symbol to call them out. Each of us was taught to avoid the "skull and crossbones" from a young age. When we see this symbo…

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Are Hidden Chemicals Making You Overweight?

Are you having trouble losing unwanted extra weight even though you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet and exercise?  Maybe the plastics in your life are adding inches to your waistline.  Resea…

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Does Caramel Color Cause Cancer?

Used as a coloring agent in products ranging from colas and beer to gravies and soy sauce, caramel coloring may be the world’s most widely consumed food coloring. It helps grocery stores sell more tha…

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Spotting Hidden Sugars & Artificial Sweeteners

Avoiding added sugars and artificial sweeteners requires some serious label-reading powers. That job gets even trickier when food manufacturers hide these additives behind deceptive names. So, how can…

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How to Avoid Phosphate Additives

In my videos Phosphate Additives in Meat Purge and Cola and Phosphate Additives in Chicken, I talked about the danger of phosphate and phosphate additives, and how phosphates are often added to chicke…

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I would find this confusing too. :-)

Thanks. But I don't agree with Tofu (NOT healthy - get yourself informed) and peanut butter (ditto) …

Thanks. my cat lets me know when I'm doing it right!

yesterday it was "Peanut oil in Vit K for newborns"" And what about it? Are you claiming the tex…