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  • 12 "Healthy" Foods That Aren't Really Healthy

    05/01/2014 5:29:02 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 27 replies
    Don’t be fooled by the labels; these foods aren’t what you think. Here’s a secret in the food industry: Many healthy foods are no better than their alternatives. Some have little nutritional value, some actually contain harmful chemicals and some even pose as “healthy” when they’re downright bad for you. Go beyond the labels and scrutinize the ingredients. Breads labeled as “whole wheat” or “whole grain,” for example, can pack as much as 70 percent refined flour. But because it includes some whole grains, it can advertise itself as the real deal. And challenge the myths. You don’t need many...
  • Dallas' Food Trucks Are Banding Together to Take on the City's Overregulation

    03/29/2014 8:02:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | Fri., Mar. 28 2014 | Scott Reitz
    If you think you had it hard during these past few cold months, you should talk to a local food truck owner. Winter is tough on sales for any outdoor food service operator, and this past season was particularly nasty. Spring will bring relief but even that will be short-lived as the following summer months drive customers back into air-conditioned bricks and mortar restaurants. "You get into this wash, rinse and repeat," says Jeremy Scott, who owns and operates Tutta, a food truck serving freshly baked pizzas loaded with smoked meats. Scott recently looked at his sales through two of...
  • GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists 'Genetically modified foods'.

    11/04/2013 10:55:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 128 replies
    Epoch times ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | Justina Reichel,
    GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists Controversy erupts after World Food Prize awarded to Monsanto By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times | October 24, 2013 In the wake of biotech giants Monsanto and Syngenta being awarded the World Food Prize, a European coalition of scientists is challenging claims that the debate around genetically modified foods is settled and that GM foods are safe. The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, which consists of more than 90 scientists, academics, and physicians, released a statement Monday in response to “sweeping claims” that GM products are safe. “We strongly reject...
  • Students fill garbage cans with Michelle mandated foods

    07/21/2013 2:22:52 PM PDT · by usalady · 77 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 20,2013 | Martha
    School administrations continue to hang posters in cafeterias trying to convince students that what is being fed to them is "fun food" which is healthier for them than the foods they enjoy eating. Meanwhile schools are having to purchase more garbage cans to contain the Michelle mandated foods that kids are dumping, some preferring to go hungry rather than eat "required" foods. Students just throw away the food being forced on them by the US Government.
  • Organic shoppers 'less likely to show kindness'

    02/17/2013 7:13:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 17, 2013
    Organic products make people feel more secure about their own morality, which weakens the desire to act altruistically, the US findings suggest. The effect also makes people judge immoral behavior more harshly, psychologists report in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. But comfort foods such as chocolate can lead to us being more social and making "kinder moral judgments".
  • Ban high-sugar cereals to tackle child obesity, says Andy Burnham (UK shadow health secretary)

    01/05/2013 3:45:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Saturday 5 January 2013 05.17 EST | Conal Urquhart
    The government should ban high-sugar cereals such as Coco Pops and other foods that are contributing to an obesity epidemic among British children, the shadow health secretary has urged. Regulations limiting the amount of sugar, salt and fat in processed foods should be considered if the food industry does not take action itself, according to Labour’s Andy Burnham, who has begun a consultation on how to tackle obesity. Burnham highlighted the case of breakfast cereals, saying many aimed at children are more than one-third sugar by weight. …
  • Obamacare and Healthy Kids Initiative Requires Pork Be Served In Jewish and Muslim Schools

    02/09/2012 5:02:35 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 18 replies
    We're Faux'ed | Ed Sherdlu
    Today in Washington, First Lady Michelle Obama announced dictates of Obamacare and her Healthy Kids Initiative will require pork, bacon, ham and other non-kosher, non-halal foods be served the nations’ schools, including those operated by Jewish or Muslim organizations. “Everyone understands the benefits of chicken in a diet, but pork is often called “The Other White Meat” said the First Lady. “Lean pork is a great alternative to fatty beef” added Second Lady Jill Biden who joined Mrs. Obama for the announcement, held at the new Mother Seaton – Christ the Redeemer Birth Control Pill Distribution Center. The only hitch...
  • It's a good start to labeling our foods

    01/10/2012 11:26:08 AM PST · by Libertynotfree · 6 replies
    Natural Remedies Matter ^ | Jan10,2012 | Libertynotfree
    Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer, works on farming and developing his own seeds for 50 years. When his fields were contaminated, Monsanto threatened him, intimidated him, and tried to take his land away. He took them to court.
  • Healthy skepticism about policy and healthy eating

    10/19/2011 4:36:23 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    pioneer press/Reason ^ | 10-19-11 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to stay out of the Republican presidential race means that the American people will be spared months of discussion about his ample waistline and the bad example it sets. Nonetheless, with first lady Michelle Obama urging everyone to get moving, obesity remains a political hot potato, or maybe a tater tot. Below, a helping of skepticism about the causes of Americans' poor eating habits - and the efficacy of political fixes. 5 myths of healthy eating...
  • Whole Foods Celebrates, Monetizes Ramadan

    08/01/2011 1:29:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Thanks to a new social media-centered marketing campaign, Whole Foods will become the first national retail chain to celebrate Ramadan. Whole Foods has become the first prominent supermarket chain to run a Ramadan marketing campaign--and they're hoping Muslim customers will return the favor as they break fast. Even though Muslims traditionally forego meals during the day, lavish evening Ramadan meals could mean big bucks for the natural foods giant ... as well as brand loyalty from a demographic not traditionally courted by megastore advertising. Whole Foods is teaming up with Halal frozen entree brand Saffron Road (who sell a variety...
  • The health beef over barbecued meat

    07/02/2011 12:41:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 3, 2011 | Elena Conis
    Meat on the grill is as much a part of the Fourth of July as fireworks and American flags. But it is also reputed to increase cancer risk in unsuspecting patriots, thanks in part to chemical compounds formed when meats containing muscle — including beef, pork, poultry and fish — are cooked at very high temperatures. The class of chemicals known as heterocyclic amines, or HCAs for short, were first discovered in the 1970s by Japanese scientists, who noted that compounds in the charred parts of cooked fish and meat were capable of damaging cellular and bacterial DNA in test...
  • Foods that Contain Iodine. From Eggs to Kelp

    03/18/2011 12:23:11 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 16 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | March 18th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Many people are worried about a deficiency of iodine supplements, what else can you do to get enough? According to the Linus Pauling Institute, you can eat foods that are known to be rich in iodine. Consult your physician before making any changes to your dietary intake. (I am not a doctor.)
  • Pakistan drowning

    08/18/2010 3:06:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    Thirty-five million Americans as homeless refugees: That would be a disaster proportionate to the horrific -- and worsening -- situation in Pakistan. This time, that forlorn country isn't threatened by Islamist terror, but by Mother Nature. Two weeks of flooding, with more rain on the way, have made refugees of 20 million Pakistanis. Try to grasp that number. Twenty million people, overwhelmingly poor, have lost their homes, their slight "wealth" and their livelihoods. Thousands have died. And international aid groups estimate that 3.5 million children are at mortal risk from diseases spread by polluted water and poor sanitation. Think cholera,...
  • Canned foods??? Forget everything you've been told...

    05/20/2010 2:01:14 AM PDT · by djf · 101 replies · 3,357+ views
    FDA | ~1997 | Dale Blumenthal
    I was doing some net search about shelf life and things and found a reference to the following article that used to be on the FDA website. Here is a link to the wayback machine record of it: http://web.archive.org/web/20070509153848/http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/CONSUMER/CON00043.html The Canning Process: Old Preservation Technique Goes Modern by Dale Blumenthal The steamboat Bertrand was heavily laden with provisions when it set out on the Missouri River in 1865, destined for the gold mining camps in Fort Benton, Mont. The boat snagged and swamped under the weight, sinking to the bottom of the river. It was found a century later, under...
  • Kraft to cut salt in its North American foods

    03/17/2010 5:04:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 609+ views
    ms DNC ^ | 3/17/10 | ap
    Company plans to reduce sodium by 10 percent in its products over 2 years NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Kraft Foods says it will cut the salt in its products sold in North America by an average of 10 percent over the next two years as food makers try to appeal to health-conscious consumers. Kraft said Wednesday that the move will reduce the sodium in Oscar Mayer Bologna by 17 percent and Easy Mac Cups by 20 percent. This comes on top of other cuts it has made in sodium levels in recent years.
  • Britain's first green superstore goes £36m into red... (Whole foods)

    08/03/2009 8:41:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies · 874+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | AUgust 3, 2009 | By Staff
    Britain’s first ever green superstore is languishing ever deeper in the red after losing nearly £36million as the recession takes a bite out of organic food sales. The U.S. owners of Whole Foods Market had hoped to open 40 more emporiums across the UK after beginning trading in London in 2007. But, two years on, they have failed to leave the capital after their flagship British shop in up-market Kensington lost an astonishing £35.9million last year.
  • Ew, Y'all: Bizarre Foods Show Comes to Texas

    05/25/2009 1:35:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 770+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/24/09 | Jeanne Jakle
    Texas cuisine is not only big, it’s bizarre. At least that’s the word from the host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. Zimmern is a chef and professional eater with an infectiously amiable nature and, as The Soup likes to point out, a penchant for entrails, eyeballs and other strange edibles. He found the Lone Star State, and especially its food, not only “larger than life,” he said in an interview, but unusual and interesting enough to fill an entire episode of his culinary show. Bizarre Foods: Texas premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on the Travel Channel. During...
  • Fast Food Hawk

    05/05/2008 5:37:08 AM PDT · by Revski · 9 replies · 132+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 5/5/08 | Revski
    This animated humorous hawk video of McDonalds fast food chain is created to reveal the fact that this fast food chain does not serve wheat buns in their have it your way menu. The characters of this video are a frog and red-tailed hawk with a McDonalds drive up window.
  • Certain Dry Foods Are Good Past Their Best-before Date, Food Scientists Say

    01/13/2008 2:47:05 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 193+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-1-2007
    Certain Dry Foods Are Good Past Their Best-before Date, Food Scientists Say February 1, 2007 — Some low-moisture foods such as dried apples can be safe to eat even years after their expiration date, if properly stored, food chemists say. They verified this in a tasting experiment of 28-year-old rolled oats. Heat, moisture and light can degrade food's nutritional value. The next time you find forgotten food in the pantry, don't just toss it. Keeping food past its expiration date may not seem like a good idea, but certain foods last a lot longer than you think -- years longer....
  • Castleberry’s Updates Status of National Canned Food Recall

    08/02/2007 7:16:57 AM PDT · by girlangler · 11 replies · 1,125+ views
    Food & Drug Administration ^ | 8/1/2007 | news release
    Recall -- Firm Press Release FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. This listserv covers mainly Class I (life-threatening) recalls. A complete listing of recalls can be found in the FDA Enforcement Report at: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/Enforce.html Castleberry’s Updates Status of National Canned Food Recall Officials Express Urgent Need for Retailers and Consumers to Identify and Discard Recalled Items Contact: Doug McGraw Fleishman-Hillard (212) 453-2202 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- AUGUSTA, Ga. –...
  • Don't hold the mayo (Canola Real Mayonnaise instead of Soy yea!)

    05/20/2007 11:57:02 PM PDT · by restornu · 23 replies · 1,302+ views
    All of a sudden, mayonnaise is in the news. Kraft touts its "first-of-its-kind" Big Mouth jar, a 32-ounce shatterproof container with an opening double the size of the one on a regular jar. Spatulas and even measuring cups fit neatly into the jar, which is available in Real Mayo and Light Mayo. It's about $2.65 in supermarkets. Not to be upstaged, Best Foods has introduced Canola Real Mayonnaise, made with canola oil instead of the soybean oil usually used in bottled mayo. Canola oil is said to have a better fatty-acid profile, meaning it contains higher levels of monounsaturated fat...
  • Did Jesus Declare All Meats Clean?

    04/21/2007 9:24:38 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 227 replies · 2,414+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | November 2002 | Larry Walker
    Did Jesus Declare All Meats Clean? Many assume Jesus' statements in Mark 7 did away with the dietary restrictions recorded in the Old Testament. How should we understand Christ's words? by Larry Walker In this series of articles we have examined statements of Jesus Christ that when understood correctly are surprisingly different in meaning from the way they are commonly understood. In the case of dietary restrictions recorded in the Bible, the surprise may be the result of understanding not just what Jesus said but what He did not say in the Gospel of Mark.Many believe that in His...
  • FDA proposes softening label requirements for irradiated foods[To be called ”pasteurized”]

    04/06/2007 11:31:51 PM PDT · by Dacb · 31 replies · 483+ views
    AP ^ | 03 April 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The government proposed Tuesday relaxing its rules on labeling of irradiated foods and suggested it may allow some products zapped with radiation to be called ”pasteurized.” The Food and Drug Administration said the proposed rule would require companies to label irradiated food only when the radiation treatment causes a material change to the product. Examples includes changes to the taste, texture, smell or shelf life of a food. The FDA also proposed letting companies use the term ”pasteurized” to describe irradiated foods. To do so, they would have to show the FDA that the radiation kills germs as...
  • UIC Researchers Show How Cancer-preventing Foods Work

    07/26/2005 4:25:33 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 313+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 07.13.05
    UIC Researchers Show How Cancer-preventing Foods Work Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are unraveling the biochemical mechanism by which functional foods combat cancer."Compounds like sulforaphane in broccoli and resveratrol in wine have been shown to prevent cancer," said Andrew Mesecar, associate professor of pharmaceutical biotechnology in the UIC College of Pharmacy. "They do that by signaling our bodies to ramp up the production of proteins capable of preventing damage to our DNA."We now have a good idea how that signal works."The findings are published in this week's Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of...
  • Health costs of obesity exceed smoking and drinking

    06/05/2005 6:14:01 PM PDT · by SheLion · 82 replies · 3,123+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-5-05 | Patricia Reaney
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Treating obesity-related disorders costs as much or more than illnesses caused by aging, smoking and problem drinking.  It accounts for 2 percent of the national health expenditure in France and Australia, more than 3 percent in Japan and Portugal and 4 percent in the Netherlands. A review of research into the economic causes and consequences of obesity presented at the 14th European Congress on Obesity showed that in 2003 up to $96.7 billion was spent on obesity problems in the United States. "An increase in the prevalence of obesity increases the healthcare costs," Anne Wolf of the...
  • Learning something everyday (vanity)

    03/02/2005 12:29:48 PM PST · by sure_fine · 10 replies · 247+ views
    did you know you can make, and keep remaking your own buttermilk? in case there is some gawd awfull reason anyone would want buttermilk, that is ;)
  • Artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose may actually promote obesity and weight gain

    01/29/2005 2:37:15 PM PST · by jb6 · 40 replies · 1,323+ views
    Diabetes Factor ^ | Friday, January 28, 2005
    Groundbreaking new research published in the International Journal of Obesity reveals that artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose -- precisely the kinds of chemical sweeteners found in diet soft drinks or many low-carb food products -- may actually promote obesity by tricking the body into thinking that sweet-tasting foods and drinks don't contain as many calories as they really do. In the experiments, rats who were fed artificially-sweetened foods tended to overeat foods containing real sweeteners, causing them to gain weight. In humans, it's the same result: drink diet soft drinks and consume enough foods made with artificial sweeteners, and...
  • Antioxidant-Rich Diet Helps Fight Leukemia

    01/12/2005 10:51:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 356+ views
    Antioxidant-Rich Diet Helps Fight Leukemia   As if undergoing chemotherapy isn't trying enough, kids with the most common form of childhood leukemia receiving this treatment may also experience a significant reduction in their antioxidant and micronutrient levels. This decrease could lead to severe side effects from the chemotherapy.However, there may be a ray of hope amidst this dark cloud.According to a study, children could improve antioxidant and micronutrient levels and prevent some of the adverse side effects of chemotherapy by simply incorporating more fruits and vegetables into their diets.The study, prompted by parental concern regarding children's safety in taking...
  • Harvard Study: Snack Foods And Soda Not Linked To Obesity

    09/21/2004 3:25:10 PM PDT · by BattleFlag · 27 replies · 992+ views
    The Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | September 21, 2004 | The Center for Consumer Freedom
    Harvard Study: Snack Foods And Soda Not Linked To Obesity From the rhetoric coming out of last weekend's obesity-lawsuit-pushing Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) conference in Boston, you'd think snack foods and soft drinks were the number one cause of childhood obesity. But the sue-first-ask-questions-later food cops and trial lawyers apparently didn't bother to consult researchers across town at Harvard, who last week provided the latest evidence that snack foods and soda are actually not a cause of childhood obesity. After studying more than 14,000 American children, a team of six Harvard doctors found that snack food and soda do...
  • 1st Annual Free Republic County Fair; Post Your Entries Here

    09/19/2004 8:11:43 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 43 replies · 5,240+ views
    9/19/04 | Hispanarepublicana
    Since most FReepers are personally responsible, hard-working, well-prepared, self-sufficient individuals, I thought it would be nice for us to get to brag about the fruits of our labor--whether it be traditional county-fair fare (canning, crochet, quilting, crops, cheeses) or FReeper-oriented fare (political slogans, FReep posters, FReep ideas, breaking news, opus posts, FR handles, FR profiles, posts-of-the-day, etc.) I'm not sure who the judges will be, but you all are welcome to post your entries here.
  • Bird flu hits Grampian Foods (Free Trade)

    01/24/2004 5:49:12 PM PST · by fatso · 2 replies · 134+ views
    http://news.scotsman.com/topics ^ | 1/14/04 | PERRY GOURLEY
    Bird flu hits Grampian Foods PERRY GOURLEY SCOTTISH firm Grampian Country Foods is facing a sales clampdown following the outbreak of bird flu in Thailand. The European Union suspended all chicken imports from Thailand on Friday after the country revealed there had been two cases of humans catching the disease which has already ravaged bird flocks in other parts of Asia. A spokesman for Grampian Country Foods - Scotland’s biggest private company - stressed that its site in Thailand, which processes more than 800,000 birds a week, was not linked to the cases. But the plant does export to other...
  • Where Did We Get "Turkey"?

    11/27/2003 12:55:23 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 19 replies · 364+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | November 27, 2003 | Lowell Ponte
    WE LOVE TO PUT TURKEY INTO OUR MOUTHS each Thanksgiving. But why do we find this odd word “turkey” in our mouths, in our vocabulary? Finding this answer brings us to a smorgasbord of history, politics and culture that gives added savor to most of the foods of this Thursday’s feast. “About 1530, a new dish began to be put on English tables,” writes one cultural historian, “a fowl a little larger than the traditional goose, but with a lot more meat and a refreshingly new taste. “This bird,” the historian continues, “had been brought to England by merchants trading...