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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…

27 Jun: Organic Consumers Association Supports Crackdown on Radioactive Food

Early last month Citizens for Health, along with the other coalition members of Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN), filed a petition with the FDA to drastically reduce the amount of radioactive cesium permitted in food, from a ridiculous 1200 Bq/kg to 5 Bq/kg (see why here, read why here). The Bq (Becquerel) is a measure of radioactivity. The FDA is…

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…

30 May: Illegal Monsanto GMO Wheat Found Growing in Oregon

By Frank Herd Program Coordinator, Citizens for Health   Chances are you’ve heard already, but the news is disturbing enough to make sure. The exact same variety of GMO (genetically moified) wheat developed by Monsanto in the 1990s (the field trials were supposed to have ended years ago) was discovered to be growing in an Eastern Oregon farmer’s fields, in…

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…

17 May: Beware the Devil’s Seed(s)

Guest post by Kathleen Barnes As I prepare to put in my garden this year, I feel a little like some whacko-zombie apocalypse fanatic. I am on a fervent mission to find non-GMO seeds and plants. It’s not as easy as you might think since Monsanto, the father of Frankenfoods and RoundUp (what a pair!) has not only managed to…

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,…

08 May: Tell the FDA to Crack Down on Radiation in our Food

Adapted from Beyond Nuclear, fellow coalition member of the Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network Citizens for Health, along with the other coalition members of Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN Homepage, FFAN on facebook), filed a petition with the FDA to drastically reduce the amount of radioactive cesium permitted in food, from a ridiculous 1200 Bq/kg to 5 Bq/kg (see why here,…

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…

30 Apr: A Spoonful of HFCS is Neither “OK” nor Especially “Happy”

Courtesy of Linda Bonvie FoodIdentityTheft Blogger and CFH Contributor April 30, 2013   Just what are “happy calories”? If you have no idea, Coca-Cola is only to glad to fill you in on the principle of caloric contentment. The world’s largest beverage company wants you to know that the excess calories you gain from guzzling its flagship product Coke are…