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Just say no to GMOs — what you need to know

April 12, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  Genetically modified (GM) foods are derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are formulated in a laboratory where genes are taken from one species and inserted into another, in an attempt to obtain a desired characteristic or trait. Often referred to as Frankenfoods, GMOs are chemical-laden seeds that alter and disrupt […]

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Frito-Lay taken to court over GMOs

March 1, 2012

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A class-action lawsuit has been brought against Frito-Lay, alleging that the company misleads consumers when it says its Tostitos® and SunChips® are “made with all-natural ingredients,” although these products contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). (In this case, the GMOs are the oils.) According to the claim, “The reasonable consumer assumes that seeds created by swapping […]

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Tricks for a gluten-free Thanksgiving

February 25, 2012

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by LynnRae Ries —  Thanksgiving is a time of sharing fun, family and definitely food, but it can be challenging for those with wheat and gluten allergies. Keep your holidays gluten-free and food-allergy safe by following a few simple guidelines. 1. Start searching early for easy recipes that allow for simple ingredient substitutions. 2. Read […]

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Labeling tricks the food industry hopes you never figure out

February 24, 2012

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Most of us have the best of intentions when it comes to our food choices. But unless we all learn to read each entire food ingredient label, we will never have a true idea of what we are really purchasing, eating or supporting with our dollars. As it turns out, most of what is on […]

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