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Walmart baked goods

Walmart baked goods

[ 2 ] March 15, 2011 |

Why do we color fruit? Whenever I see artificial colors added to fruit a question pops up in my mind: Why? I can understand the logic of attempting to mimic nature where there are no actual fruit present, like in Twizzlers Rainbow twists. But I don’t remember my mom or grandma ever adding a pinch […]

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COCA-COLA Zero, Diet and Classic

COCA-COLA Zero, Diet and Classic

[ 28 ] March 7, 2011 |

Real Taste of food additives Have you ever felt a craving for soda? CNN Health reported the other day that diet soda can be addictive. Moreover, recent research in rats showed that “eating sweet non-caloric substances may degrade” the ability to predict caloric contents of the food, “leading to increased food intake and diminished energy expenditure” (A […]

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DORITOS Tortilla chips

DORITOS Tortilla chips

[ 11 ] March 2, 2011 |

More food, less food additives! I keep having a feeling that food in the United States is the most saturated with too many chemical additives. Recently, I was quite surprised to find out that Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain cereal bars sold in the US are stuffed with Red 40, Yellow 6 and Blue 1 dyes, whereas the same […]

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GATORADE Low calorie Fruit Punch

GATORADE Low calorie Fruit Punch

[ 6 ] March 2, 2011 |

Gatorade or water? In whatever beverage we drink at least half is water. Even we ourselves consist of 60% water. No wonder that pure water is a vital nutrient by itself. What do we really want when we are thirsty; soda, beer, juice or milk? What our body actually needs is water only. If this […]

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Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted Sugar Cookies

[ 3 ] March 2, 2011 |

The dye diet of Valentine’s Day This is my Valentine’s Day special report for you. Food manufacturers love holidays for a different reason: they take the opportunity of profiting from massive sales of their dye-colored cupcakes, pies and cookies. At least nothing misleading you can see on the Lofthouse pack of Frosted Sugar Cookies. Thanks […]

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TWIZZLERS Rainbow twists

TWIZZLERS Rainbow twists

[ 13 ] March 2, 2011 |

Rainbow of risks I was not really planning another post about Twizzlers (see previous Twizzlers: Strawberry twists). But after seeing how misleading the Twizzlers Rainbow label is I could not afford to wait to report to you about it. When Twizzlers Strawberry misleads us only once, Twizzlers Rainbow does this six times! Yes, you can […]

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TWIZZLERS Strawberry twists

TWIZZLERS Strawberry twists

[ 15 ] March 2, 2011 |

Twisted story Most likely you know what Twizzlers is, don’t you? Of course, it is a popular brand of fruit-flavored candy in the United States and Canada, often called a “licorice candy”. On the container it reads: Low Fat Snack. TWIZZLERS Twists.  Strawberry artificially flavored. Net WT 16 oz (1 LB) 453 g Seems harmless, […]

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Food Risk Assessment

Food Risk Assessment

[ 7 ] March 1, 2011 |

It is important for everyone to know the facts. Knowledge helps us to make the right decisions for ourselves and our families. So we seek the truth about anything that is important to us; that way we are better informed in the decisions we make. When it comes to the food we eat it is […]

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