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10 Oct: Products Using “Carmine” – A Food Coloring Derived from Ground-Up Insects

Below are just a few recently released products that contain the insect-based food coloring known as “carmine.” There are thousands of others already on the market. Please check back here from time to time for updates to the list as we identify more products containing carmine — food coloring made from crushed whole cochineal beetles. [tw_callout description=”Instead of relying entirely…

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11 Jul: Read Your Labels: Are Recent Nutritional Snapshots Helping – or Confusing?

Yet Another Company Jumps Into the Business of Helping Consumers Make “Healthy” Food Choices Courtesy of Linda Bonvie FoodIdentityTheft Blogger and CFH Contributor July 11, 2013 “Everybody wants to get into the act,” a catchphrase made famous back in the day by show business legend Jimmy Durante, seems to have found a new meaning.  Apparently, everybody now wants to get…

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11 Jun: HFCS: Excessive Fructose May Be Making “Spoiled Appetites” a Thing of the Past

Courtesy of Linda Bonvie FoodIdentityTheft Blogger and CFH Contributor June 11, 2013 Since this blog was published in January, research done on rats by Dr. Francesco Leri, an associate professor of neuroscience and applied cognitive science at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada (which we talked about two weeks ago) has determined that high fructose corn syrup is indeed an addictive…

06 Jun: New Research Suggests High Fructose Corn Syrup Triggers Addictive Consumption Similar to Drugs

Industrial Sweetener Implicated as Cause of Global Obesity Epidemic   WASHINGTON, DC – New research by a neuroscientist has found that lab animals self-dosing on High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), the industrial sweetener used in hundreds of grocery store products, followed the same pattern of behavior as those that were self-dosing on cocaine. Addiction expert, Dr. Francesco Leri, an Associate…

23 May: Read Your Labels: Six Healthy Sounding Snack Food Scams

Another reason to “Read Your Labels”, Courtesy of Linda Bonvie FoodIdentityTheft Blogger and CFH Contributor May 23, 2013 Vegetables, antioxidants, fiber – these are all good things, right? Sure, unless they are actually just your cabbage-variety junk food masquerading as healthful food substances. With gazillions of products on store shelves vying for your attention, don’t think that food and beverage…

14 May: Ten Food Items You Might Be Surprised to Learn Contain HFCS

[NagAds id=5]Courtesy of Linda Bonvie FoodIdentityTheft Blogger and CFH Contributor May 14, 2013 So just how much high fructose corn syrup are you consuming, anyway? If you regularly dine out or eat processed foods, the chances are high you’re taking in more than you might have ever imagined. Back in the 1980s, when HFCS was a fairly new food ingredient,…

07 May: Four Examples of How You’ve Been Reading Food Labels All Wrong

Courtesy of Linda Bonvie FoodIdentityTheft Blogger and CFH Contributor May 7, 2013 Reading a food package sounds like it should be pretty easy, doesn’t it? You simply pick it up and learn about the product that’s inside. But there’s a war going on in food labeling, a conflict between the words and images that call attention to the package and…

25 Apr: Aspartame – Consumers Tell FDA: “Don’t Mess with Our Milk”

Courtesy of Linda Bonvie FoodIdentityTheft Blogger and CFH Contributor April 23, 2013               What do you do if you’re the great and powerful American Dairy Industry and you want to make a major change in U.S. Food and Drug Administration food-labeling regulations, only to have your proposal met with an uproar from consumers? Well,…

25 Apr: HFCS – FDA Allowing Illegal Ingredient In Foods & Beverages

Government Regulations Violated Products Found Laced with Banned Corn Sweetener – Families Encouraged to Contact FDA April 23, 2013 – We rely on our government to keep us safe. Whether it’s the threat of violence or unsafe products, most believe that our government will watch out for us and protect us. So why is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowing…

10 Apr: Read Your Labels Day – Get the “411” on What’s in your Food

April 11, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Citizens for Health has declared 4/11 National “Read Your Labels Day”. For one day (at least) we want you to investigate – and share – “the 411” on the importance of reading the labels on foods and beverages before you buy them. Observing the claims isn’t enough when a product can contain 10 times…