Let's start at the beginning - what is High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)? Sugar as we know it traditionally came from sugar cane and later from sugar beets. HFCS was developed from corn in the late 1950s, refined for industrial production in the 1970s, and introduced into many processed foods from 1975-1985 - a big dietary and nutritional change that went largely unnoticed over the past 35 years.
Lucy Postins worked tirelessly in her own kitchen to develop quality food for her puppy, Mosi, that would also support a local and sustainable food system. Eight years later, The Honest Kitchen is a burgeoning green business.
Animals' diets are often linked to health problems, and just like their human equivalent, the production of the vast majority of pet food also contributes to an unsustainable food system. Here, we dig up dirt on industrial pet food and provide alternative options.
If your biggest worry is getting circus peanuts or conventional apples in your trick-or-treat bag tonight, hold on to your hat, because there are a LOT scarier food issues these days. Here's a roundup of the most frightening.
According to a new report by the Environmental Working Group, an assessment of 84 popular children's breakfast cereals revealed that only one in four meets the voluntary dietary guidelines proposed by the federal Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children.
A few weeks ago Congress dismissed the USDA's healthy school lunch reform proposals and decided to count pizza sauce as a vegetable. Sound ridiculous? It is.
Americans spend about ninety percent of their food budget on processed foods, which, unlike whole foods, have been treated, stripped, altered, or refined in some way after being harvested or butchered. Almost all of these processed foods contain additives, substances intended to change the food in some way before it is sold to consumers.
The impacts of industrial agriculture are a regular topic of discussion here on Ecocentric, but we've never delved into the complex relationship and alarming connections between our drug industry and our food industry, so we decided to take a look.
Industrial livestock producers administer hormones to beef cattle and dairy cows in order to promote rapid growth and increased milk production. Learn about the impacts.
The connection between the food we eat and our health is undeniable. Although the relationship is complicated, you can be sure of one thing: choosing sustainable food is a no brainer when it comes to achieving optimal health.
Industrial agriculture is among the leading sources of water pollution in the United States today.
Americans spend about ninety percent of their food budget on processed foods, which, unlike whole foods, have been treated in some way after being harvested or butchered. Almost all of these processed foods contain additives, substances intended to change the food in some way before it is sold to consumers.
When you think about making a switch to a local, sustainable, organic diet, does it seem overwhelming? Well, don't worry! We will help you find answers that work for your family and lifestyle.
Before industrial agriculture and CAFOs, before processed foods and TV dinners - people ate real food. But now industrial agriculture has taken over our food supply. Do you know how it is impacting your health?
FDA The List of Indirect Additives Used in Food Contact Substances
Salt, sugar, fat. In recent years, they've lived at the center of a mighty battle between food industry marketers and "good food" advocates. Enter Michael Moss, whose must-read book does something a little different.