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18 Nov: The Bonvie Blog: The FDA’s plan to ‘ban’ a dangerous fat appears to open the door for yet another one

If you’ve been following the saga of trans fats – the artery-clogging substances created by partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), which were once a staple in cookies, crackers, pastries and shortenings – you no doubt know that several years ago the FDA finally got around to developing a slow-motion plan to remove them from the food supply. But despite the fact…

17 Feb: Announcing The Natural Color Coalition

Powered by Citizens for Health 2018 was a great year for the fight against artificial dyes. We saw many stores ban products using them and other companies pledge to remove artificial dyes in favor of naturally derived colors. To encourage this movement CFH has launched the Natural Color Coalition to show brands there remains a growing public demand for only…

21 Jan: The Bonvie Blog: Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG

Here’s the best New Year’s resolution you can make BY LINDA BONVIE If you made a New Year’s resolution, probably by now the enthusiasm in following this self-improvement ritual has slowly faded into the humdrum of daily life. But I’m here to help revitalize things. It’s not too late to make one of the best New Year’s resolutions of all….

19 Nov: The Bonvie Blog: Lectin

Have a happy lectin-, gluten-, additive-free Thanksgiving! By LINDA BONVIE Let me start by saying that consuming unadulterated food has become increasingly challenging. And as we enter the “eating season” that begins with Thanksgiving, complications can heat up at a rapid pace. If you’re not careful, a “traditional” Thanksgiving meal can easily become a “chemical feast,” to borrow the title…

17 Oct: The Bonvie Blog: FDA Bans Carcinogenic Additives

FDA bans seven cancer-causing food additives. How many more are out there? After a 30-year hiatus the Delaney Clause makes a return appearance By LINDA BONVIE Late last week the FDA announced the ban of seven food additives known to cause cancer. These consist of a group of tongue-twisting chemicals such as synthetically derived benzophenone, eugenyl methyl ether and one…

07 Oct: The Bonvie Blog: Partially Hydrogenated Oils

Partially Hydrogenated Oils Are Now Banned, Right? Well, Yes — Only Not Quite By LINDA and BILL BONVIE They’re supposed to be history by now. We’re talking about the particularly dangerous class of food additives known as partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs, which are the result of solidifying a vegetable oil by infusing it with hydrogen gas. Long used to…

21 Nov: The Bonvie Blog: How About Some REAL Food for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving offers a wonderful opportunity — not only to “gather together” with family members and friends from near and far for a traditional homemade feast, but in so doing, to reject today’s fraudulent food culture in favor of the kinds of things that Mother Nature intended to sustain us. You might even say that there’s no better way to show…

30 Oct: The Bonvie Blog: Dangers Lurk After Halloween

October 31, 2017 Now that Halloween is here again (it always sneaks up on you), we hope you’ve heeded our earlier advice and found treats that are free of the various “badditives” that are still being allowed in so many products. But those scary ingredients, such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, aspartame and even the partially hydrogenated oil…

29 Oct: The Bonvie Blog: Tricks or Treats? Halloween Creeps Nearer…

October 18, 2017 New Jersey – Halloween is coming. And the scariest stuff is as close as your fridge or pantry. It’s that time of year again when, unless you live in an isolated cabin in the woods (or possibly more so if you do), stocking up on “treats” is practically obligatory. Now, maybe you’re not in the habit of…