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Relying on Labels

The meat section of your grocery store will be undergoing a transformation. As of March 1st, 2012, the majority of meat sold in the butcher case is required to bear nutrition labels. The labels will be just like the ones … Continue reading

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Is Apple Juice Safe?

Arsenic tainted apple juice has been making lots of headlines lately, prompting parents across America to wonder whether it is safe to feed their kids juice. In an ideal world parents could get a simple yes or no answer to … Continue reading

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Six Secrets About Infant Formula

We make every attempt to provide our children with the best. Do you know what that means when it comes to infant formula? Here are six nuggets of information to consider if you’re going the formula route. 1. There is … Continue reading

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GoodGuide Roots for Safer Cosmetics in 2011

“Personal care product” is an umbrella term for all beauty and hygiene products. The idiom is an ironic one; while the title implies that these products contribute to our health and well-being, it is now widely understood that personal care … Continue reading

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Lessons from the E. coli outbreak

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that an E. coli outbreak (epicenter: Germany) has resulted in illness and death, along with an increased distrust of fresh produce. In what played out like a suspense movie, German … Continue reading

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The Popularity of Bad Actor Ingredients

Made using Google nGrams, the chart above tracks the frequency four ingredients (high fructose corn syrup, triclosan, bisphenol A, and phthalates) are mentioned in published books. These four ingredients have been associated with negative health effects (and FYI, they all … Continue reading

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Addicted to Girl Scout Cookies?

Early spring means one thing to Girl Scouts – it’s cookie season. Millions of boxes of Girl Scout cookies are ordered and consumed by Americans whose mouths and stomachs can’t resist the nostalgic sweetness of Samoas and Thin Mints (or … Continue reading

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