Posts in Food Quality
A Scope of the World of Meat Substitutes

The industrial meat industry in the USA faces a multitude of hurdles that include ethical, social and environmental concerns. The meatless meat market is consistently on the rise in popularity, bringing an abundance of new technologies for plant-based food. Are these meatless meats the better option ecologically and for our health?

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Chemicals in Takeout Containers

You might want to think twice before answering the monotonous question on your lunch break, “For here or to-go?” The disposable bowls at fast-casual eateries contain harmful ‘forever chemicals’ that never biodegrade, polluting our environment and crippling our health.

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The Soda Epidemic

Recent research found that individuals who consume both sugary and artificially sweetened sodas regularly have a higher risk of early death. Read more about the study, and what’s actually in soda that makes it so detrimental to our health.

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September's Product of the Month

Sweetgreens Kale Salad is our POM for September. Read more about Sweetgreen’s high standards in sourcing and our findings on this product!

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Is Filtering Water Necessary?

As public concern for safe and clean water increases, more and more Americans are spending money on filtration systems to ensure adequate water quality. Is a water filtration system necessary for your home, and what kind of filtration do you need?

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Breast Feeding / Formula Feeding

It’s easy to get tangled up in the arguments between breast-feeding and formula-feeding and the long-running headlines from the formula industry. The truth is, it’s not about breastmilk vs. formula, it’s about what’s best for the mother and the child.

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Healthy Lunch Box

As a parent, it’s your responsibility to provide your children with a lunch box full of foods that will give them the energy needed to get through their school day. What are the risks involved with premade “ready” meals, and what types of food should you be feeding your child? 

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The Best Dairy Alternatives

From allergies and sensitivities to personal preferences, there are many reasons to start consuming plant-based alternatives. Here’s the best dairy alternatives, packed with a range of nutritional benefits.

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August's Product of the Month

SmartyPants Prenatal Vitamins is our POM for August. Read more about SmartyPants Vitamin’s high standards in quality and our findings on this product!

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What are the Healthiest and Least Toxic Cooking Oils?

There are an overwhelming abundance of oils used for cooking, making it difficult to know which one is best. Which cooking oil brings the most benefits with the least amount of toxins to the body? Read more to find out!

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July's Product of the Month

Rigoni di Asiago’s Mielbio Honey is our POM for July. Read more about Rigoni di Asiago’s high standards in quality and our findings on this product!

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PFAS in the Food Industry

PFAS are a family of chemicals used in a wide range of industries that are found in consumer products, food, and water. What is the research behind the health effects of PFAS and what is the FDA doing to address them?

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Migrating Chemicals Through Food Packaging

There are four enemies of food packaging: light, oxygen, time, and heat. When packaged foods are met with any of these elements, it can produce the opportunity for not only spoilage, but toxic compounds being released from the packaging itself, and migrating into the food! Read more about what chemicals can seep into food through food packaging

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Making your Kitchen Toxin-Free

Many different types of toxins can leach onto your plate in the process of preparing a healthy meal for yourself or your family. This can be caused by a number of things, but the good news is that they are avoidable. Here are 3 simple steps for reducing your exposure to toxins in your kitchen!

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Misleading Marketing Claims on Bottled Water

We have all seen the various health claims on water bottles, declaring that the water contains special minerals to slow the aging process, prevent diseases and regulate your body's pH levels. How true are these claims and are they based on scientific facts?

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The Effects of Arsenic in the Food System

Keeping our children safe is every parent's #1 priority. Toxins found in food have serious health repercussions, especially in young children. Read for more information on the effects of the toxin arsenic, and what we can do to avoid it!

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The Growing Decline of Bee Population Due to Pesticides

What are the direct and indirect effects of pesticides on our pollinating species? Find out ways we can contribute to saving the bee population here.

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A Guide to Understanding the Labels on Egg Cartons

Read more for the ultimate guide to understanding the labels you see on egg cartons - giving you the ability to navigate through the misleading words on labels, and confidently choose what eggs you want to bring home

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