Tag Archives: Food Safety

“Caveat Emptor!”–Buyer Beware

Industrially produced sounds clean. In many people it evokes an image of sparkling, sanitized efficiency. Food producers, fearing extinction by litigation are going to every possible expense to deliver to the world the safe, healthy products that we demand, at … Continue reading

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Mardi GRAS

“Safe” is one of those words. It means different things in different contexts. You are driving down the interstate highway at seventy-five miles per hour. You feel safe, even though you are doing one of the most dangerous things, statistically, … Continue reading

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Modern Day Alchemy

It is possible to turn trash into treasure. Consider the case of Coca Cola’s Vitamin Waters. According vitaminwater’s website, the Power -C flavor of vitaminwater delivers “zinc and vitamin C to power your immune system”; while the XXX offers “antioxidant vitamins to help fight free … Continue reading

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Stevia Wonder

These new sweet drink concoctions from Pepsi and Coca Cola are partially sweetened with stevia. You might ask, “Is stevia better or worse for me than sugar?” You ought to wonder that. The big drink manufacturers are putting stevia into … Continue reading

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They Aren’t Evil, By Definition

There is a scene in the documentary “Fed Up” where a US Senator from Iowa says “I don’t know how they sleep at night,” as he is discussing the lies that big food producers will tell under oath during testimony … Continue reading

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“Meets All FDA Requirements”

“Meets all FDA requirements” is probably one of the most meaningless statements that you can read, when it comes to food ingredients. Here is a quote from yesterday’s news: Although the Great Value ice cream doesn’t quite melt, the ingredients … Continue reading

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Data Points

If you go to this website, http://beefretail.org/wholesalepriceupdate.aspx, you can see that one year ago beef was about 30 percent cheaper than it is this week. About a 25 to 30 percent increase in every cut of beef in one year. We … Continue reading

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NOTHING ARTIFICIAL!

I added the exclamation point. The words are on the box above, “Nothing Artificial.” Do you wonder if that is true? I’ll just point out that these are unnaturally doughnut shaped foods, found in a box, labelled with health-claims galore. … Continue reading

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Sugar Alcohols

This is the question asked of the Washington Post food health advice column on July 8: Question: I have Type 2 diabetes. I like to have low-sugar nutrition bars handy for snacks or missed meals, so I’ve begun buying bars … Continue reading

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It’s Easier To Preach

It's easier to preach than it is to live, or so they say. I am entertaining family for the next few days, and I am getting to spread the good word about diet, sugar, ingredients and how to shop. They … Continue reading

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