Yoplait’s New Ad Campaign

Yoplait’s New Ad Campaign

It’s cute and they’re definitely quite proud of themselves, but is Yoplait really any better for you without HFCS in it? Check out this article from the “Food Inc” blog to learn more…

I like the suggestion at the end – take plain yogurt, add honey (locally grown for allergy control!), and a little fresh fruit. Voila! WAY healthier, cheaper, and more delicious!

(though personally I’ve gotten over eating insect shells…I mean, extra protein, right?)

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Label Reading 101—What the Fine Print Really Means

A very simple but eye-opening slideshow displaying a few of the more obvious ways some foods aren’t exactly what they claim to be:

Label Reading 101—What the Fine Print Really Means

Pandora’s Lunchbox (Catchy Title!)

This is a MUST READ, especially for anyone who controls a lunchbox – for yourself or a spouse or a kid (I find processed foods wind up there first).pandora-bc2

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Grist

You’ve heard of pink slime. You know trans fats are cardiovascular atrocities. You’re well aware that store-bought orange juice is essentially a scam. But, no matter how great of a processed-food sleuth you are, chances are you’ve never set food inside a processing plant to see how many of these products are actually made.

Writer Melanie Warner, whose new exposé-on-the-world-of-processed-foods book, Pandora’s Lunchbox, is out this week, spent the past year and a half doing exactly that. In her quest to explore the murky and convoluted world of soybean oil, milk protein concentrates (a key ingredient in processed cheese), and petroleum-based artificial dyes, she spoke to food scientists, uncovered disturbing regulatory loopholes in food law, and learned just how little we know about many of the food products on supermarket shelves.

After reading Pandora’s Lunchbox, I sent Melanie some burning questions via email. Here is what she…

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Genetic Roulette: A Free Film

Here’s a link to a free film about genetically modified foods. It’s a bit overwrought, but it does have a lot of useful info.

For me, just learning that the pesticide-producing crops make bug stomachs explode is enough to give pause – and we’re talking 88% of corn, 94% of soy?!

If you prefer to skip the scary stats (or are already convinced), here’s a helpful website for shopping GMO-free.