Category: Technology


Azodia..carbon…What? Just Another Chemical in Our Foods

When you think of the soles of tennis shoes, yoga mats, and pleather (fake leather ;)), you may not think of bread.  But think again.  The tongue twisting chemical, azodiacarbonamide, is used in some breads as a “dough conditioner” to…

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Slipping Through the Cracks: GRAS 201

GRAS substances range from something as widely used as sodium and caffeine to more obscure chemicals such as theobromine and polyglutamic acid.  GRAS designations have been made since the 1950‘s and those reports from the late 50’s through the 80’s…

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Slipping Through the Cracks: GRAS 101

Up to this point, I‘ve made a few references to the Food and Drug Administration’s designation of some chemicals in our foods as “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS).  Since 1998, the FDA reports that 410 substances have been determined to…

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What’s Lurking in Our Food? BPA 101

BPA aka Bisphenol A has re-appeared in the media due to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Harvard researchers found significant levels of BPA in participants who consumed canned soups over freshly prepared soups….

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Keep Things Moving: Part 2

So we’ve talked about keeping things moving through our digestive tracts by adding more real, fiber-rich foods into our diets.  Now to keeping our bodies moving!Although some may ask why we need to walk or ride bikes if we have…

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Taking Back Control…from What?

So it’s time to take back control of our lives, but from what exactly?  From a system that talks dollars and cents over the health and well-being of the people.  And sadly, a system in which most people place too…

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