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Nutella Is Made with Palm Oil

By Kim Robson: Palm oil is extracted from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, and is a highly valued vegetable fat in food production because it makes things easy to spread. It’s used worldwide in baked goods, snack foods, frozen foods, and candy (usually as a vegetable oil); and …

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New Changes to Sell-By Dates on Packaged Food

By Fredrica Syren: Some much needed changes are coming to packaged foods sold in grocery stores. Two major influential trade groups in the food industry, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, are lobbying for changes to 10 different food labels that include “sell by” to “use by,” …

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Why Is America’s Diet So Bad?

By Larraine Roulston : Without a doubt, most people would agree that the American diet is not as healthy as that of European or Asian countries. In general, North Americans consume a larger amount of refined grains, sugar, oil, meat, calories and processed foods while at the same time not eating enough vegetables. For the past …

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Why And How To Avoid Processed Food

By Larraine Roulston: For everybody’s convenience, processed foods are readily available on grocery store shelves. Science-based evidence indicates that these edibles have harmful effects that include cancer, obesity, diabetes, and kidney and heart disease.  These health problems now are linked to the standard American diet mainly of animal and processed foods. …

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Process Processed Foods out of Your Life

By Amanda Wilkes: We’ve all become victims of processed foods. At times I have found myself in the downward spiral of a processed foods vortex that was seemingly impossible to retreat from. I’d notice only processed foods while trying to grab a quick bite between my college classes. While cramming for …

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The Price of Cheap Food

By Fredrica Syren:  When I tell people we try to eat only organic and local food, I hear so often how expensive this must be. I have to say that I’m getting a bit tired of hearing how food is too expensive, especially when I see the same people driving …

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