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GRAS

Someone should be paying attention. You sort of just assume that someone is watching what goes into our foods. Artificial ingredients perform lots of different duties in your processed foods, they would be inedible without them, but are they safe? … Continue reading

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Least Expensive Is Best, Right?

I can get this bacon on sale this week for 1.99 per pound. At my local meat processing locker I can get smoked sugar cured bacon for 6.49 per pound. I can get a fresh pork belly from the locker … Continue reading

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Nina Weighs In

One of my favorite champions of natural fats in our diet, Nina Teicholz, author of one of my favorite books “The Big Fat Surprise,”┬áhas offered us her opinion of the new dietary guidelines from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. This … Continue reading

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Too Old To Eat

I have done it both ways. I have cut an apple and eaten part of it and when I got back to it the exposed flesh had browned and, because it looked unappealing, I discarded a mostly-fresh apple. Alternatively, I … Continue reading

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“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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Throw It Out World

Did you ever wonder how much food got thrown away back in the day when you had to grow it yourself? If you had to toil away in your summer garden to make sure that you had enough food to … Continue reading

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Pseudo-Science, Defined

There is science and the scientific method, and then there is pseudo-science. It can be difficult to tell the difference, but once you know about the scientific method it becomes much easier to tell them apart. From Wikipedia: The chief … Continue reading

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