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The Guardian...Revealed: the true extent of America's food monopolies and who pays the price

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . The size, power and profits of these mega companies have expanded thanks to political lobbying and weak regulation which enabled a wave of unchecked mergers and acquisitions. This matters b...

Expiration dates on jarred sundried tomatoes in oil?

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by Wafflecopter 3 months ago

I've got a couple of jars of sundried tomatoes in oil, imported from Italy and purchased sometime in the last 12 months. I'm trying to figure out if they're still okay to eat. There's no North Am...

"Labels Unwrapped"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"...What information is required on food labels? Who regulates food labels? And why are food labels important? Although most of us encounter food packaging on a daily basis, many of us struggle to ...

Not Just Junk: Why We Need To Re-Think Food Processing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

“Local processing can significantly reduce the burden on individuals to cook meals at home from fresh ingredients. Outsourcing meal planning and cooking tasks has always been a solution for those w...

Legislation Restricting Use of 'California' on Olive Oil Labels Gains Momentum

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

On a panel discussion on the future of small farms in California last week, State Senator Cecilia Aguiar-Curry briefly mentioned her bill to restrict the use of "California" on olive oil labels. ...

Toronto Bento - Has anyone tried it yet?

Googs
by Googs 6 months ago

New kaseiki takeout, Toronto Bento, looks pretty spectacular. If even half of Jon Klip's story is true, and I'm not suggesting any of it isn't, then there's a lot of skill and deep care for ingred...

There is wood pulp in your “100 percent grated cheese.”

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

" . . . In his latest opinion, Judge Hamilton wrote that if companies could lawfully claim to sell 100 percent grated cheese that contained additives, it would put their competitors at a disadvanta...

Trying to find 90s Christmas Cookies

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by Devinb72 10 months ago

I grew up in the Midwest and my mom used to get these Christmas cookies from Kroger. They were so good and I'm wondering if they still make them or at least what they were called. I think they ...

"Nutrition Facts" on Trader Joe's Items

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by nandrew 9 years ago

Has anyone else wondered how accurate the nutritional information on the packages at TJ's is? I'm specifically referring to calories but maybe other things like fiber. I've wondered this in the p...

French Consumers Urged to Eat More Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Consumers in France have been spending more on staples and pre-packaged cheese during the COVID-19 crisis, and have shunned many traditional cheeses from smaller makers, according to the Ce...

Bipartisan bill on food expiration labels could cut many tons of food waste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . That would help reduce the staggering amount of safe-to-eat food that ends up in landfills. According to a June report by the Government Accountability Office, between 30 and 40 percent of ...

Interview: Kids Around the World Photographed Surrounded by Their Weekly Diet

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . I focused on kids because eating habits start young and if you don’t get it right when you’re 9 or 10, it’s going to be a lot harder when you’re older! Globalization has had a huge impac...

One man ate 'expired' food for a year, and he's just fine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Last year, Mom’s Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yogurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their...

Loop could be the major packaging shift we've been waiting for

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Durable, reusable packaging also allows companies to make containers that are more functional (like the Haagen Daaz container that keeps ice cream colder, longer). It also allows for way mo...

4 Ways To Reduce Plastics And Other Single-Use Disposables In Your Kitchen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Invest in alternative storage. I'm not kidding when I say that I used to really love plastic storage bags, from snack-size to gallon-size zip-top bags — so this was, perhaps, the biggest ch...

Best thing to give up this Lent is plastic, not chocolate

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Lent is just 40 days. Six weeks isn’t loads but trust me, trying to go plastic-free for over a month is going to be a massive challenge. That means not buying any pre-packaged food, no bott...

Pink Slime Is Back as "Ground Beef"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Though ABC made the term 'pink slime' famous, the network didn’t actually coin it. The term originated with a USDA microbiologist, David Zirnstein, who used it in a 2002 email to agency sta...

Can anyone remember this brand of Corn bread?

OliveYou2
by OliveYou2 3 years ago

Does anyone remember Corn Bread sold back in the 80's that were in a box of maybe 8 or 10 and were thin squares (about 4"x4") that could fit into a toaster? We used to get these on the East Coast b...