Posts Tagged ‘FDA’

‘Healthy’ Tea Takes its Lumps

Dear Brand Doctor,

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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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Are Your Favorite Beverages Toxic?

Fingers on your buzzers players. It’s time to play Putting Your Health in Jeopardy! In which of the following products are you most likely to find the cancer-causing agent benzene? A. Gasoline B. Explosives C. Laundry detergent D. Tropicana Twister diet soda E. All of the above

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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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