Food Additives and Preservatives

Trans Fat Trickery: When Zero Doesn’t Mean Zero

Riddle me this, readers: When does zero not mean zero? Well, thanks to labeling trickery and governmental loopholes, zero doesn’t necessarily mean zero when you’re talking about the amount of artery-clogging trans fats in a food product!

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“No MSG, Please!”

We all know someone who is sure to sputter out those words shortly after ordering from a Chinese restaurant. Well, after reading today’s frightening food sleuth investigation into the food additive called MSG, that person just might be YOU! Monosodium Glutamate, which is commonly referred to as MSG, is best known as a flavor-enhancer for [...]

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Food Colorings: The Scary Truth

Your kids are regular Picassos. They love to fingerpaint with bright, bold colors! So, it’s no surprise that while you’re grocery shopping they reach for foods that are also brightly colored. WARNING: Before you indulge your children (or yourself) by purchasing those neon-colored snacks and drinks (read: blue sports drinks), you might ask yourself: Are [...]

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