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High-Fructose Corn Syrup is Bad Because….

I was watching tv the other day and saw this ad: It's the Corn Refiners Association latest attempt to defend their product high-fructose corn syrup. The ad shows a couple having a picnic in the park. A girl offers her boyfriend a bite of a popsicle. He says, "Don't you love me?" She says, "Of… Continue reading High-Fructose Corn Syrup is Bad Because….

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What Do You Eat In A Week?

My work BFF, Jennifer sent me┬áthis link. Check out the photos of families from all over the world (The U.S., Mexico, Japan, Ecuador, Mali...) surrounded by the foods they eat in a week. You can imagine how this looks already, I'm sure: Americans with pizza and potato chips and people in Mali with, well, rice.… Continue reading What Do You Eat In A Week?

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New Ad Shows Human Fat Poured from Soft Drink

Last week the New York Health Department started putting up these billboard ads on city subways. It's the latest move in the city's fight against obesity and diabetes. The ads show sodas and other sugary drinks like bottled tea and sport drinks being poured out as globs of human fat, blood vessels and all, over… Continue reading New Ad Shows Human Fat Poured from Soft Drink

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TIME Magazine: Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food

Americans now spend less on food than ever before. According to the USDA, less than 10 percent of our income is spent at the grocery store. We've come to expect cheap meals. But, we're paying the difference in other places, like with health-care bills and damage to the environment. This week's cover story in┬áTime Magazine… Continue reading TIME Magazine: Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food

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You’ll Never Look at Dinner the Same Way…

A little scared? Don't be. Ignorance may be bliss, but not when it's in the form of a cheeseburger giving you E. coli poisoning. Rare? Not so much. Food-related illnesses happen to an estimated 76 million Americans a year. A gross figure that could be helped with some responsibility. Food Inc., a new documentary out… Continue reading You’ll Never Look at Dinner the Same Way…