We eat a lot of chicken

Chicken is everywhere. It’s a popular high protein food, it tastes good, it’s affordable and can be prepared in dozens of ways. What’s not to like? It wasn’t always this way. Believe it or not, until about 100 years ago, chicken was not a common food item. In the early 20th century, one US presidential […]

Organic = diet food?

A new study from the University of Michigan points out (again) how little consumers understand about food label claims.  Or rather, how much wishful thinking consumers project onto health halo words.   “Fiber” of course, is one I’ve discussed.  Regardless of whether the non-digestible carbohydrate  – aka “fiber” –  actually performs any beneficial function, if […]

Why are there “synthetic” fats in my organic milk?

“Synthetic” – sounds bad, doesn’t it.  Not legitimate.  Fake.  The recent action by USDA to eliminate two synthetic fatty acids from organic milk and baby formula plays right in to consumers’ likely reaction to the idea of something fake being added to a food that’s supposed to have a Health Halo. What’s the real story? […]

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