additives

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…

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…

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…

21 Mar: Read Your Labels: The “Top Ten” Additives to Avoid: A Recap

From our Read Your Labels Campaign, a recap of the series “Top Ten Food Additives to Avoid”, courtesy of Linda Bonvie Over the past few weeks, I’ve been blogging about the Citizens For Health selections of the top ten food additives to avoid in the “Read Your Labels” campaign. In case you missed any of the actors in this rogue’s…

21 Mar: Read Your Labels: Often Confused with Sugar, this Ingredient Wins the Distinction of “Worst of the Worst” In Our “Read Your Labels” Campaign

From our Read Your Labels Campaign, an installment in the series “Top Ten Food Additives to Avoid”, courtesy of Linda Bonvie The only way to avoid this additive, which turns up almost everywhere, is to read the ingredient label. Our number-one additive to avoid in the Citizens for Health “Read Your Labels” campaign is a man-made laboratory creation that turns…