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Archive for the ‘ Big Agra ’ Category

13 Jun

Why Are Potato Chips More Expensive Than Filet Mignon?

Potato chips are one of the most popular American snacks and are our favorite “vegetable”. We spend nearly 3 billion a year on these fried starch crisps. The health issues associated with chip consumption are well-known. What you may not realize is that, pound for pound, potato chips often cost more than the choicest cut […]

12 Jun

Mold: Why, It Tastes Like Chicken! (and other mystery ingredients)

Welcome to 2007, where people eat food products full of interesting chemicals and fascinating representations of flavor. This is your food supply – and mold is just the beginning. 10. Ice Structuring Protein (ISP) Sounds harmless enough, right? ISP is used in many ice creams these days, especially light and low-sugar varieties. Translation: “genetically-modified fish […]

8 Jun

What’s Really in That Secret Sauce?

I’m not just talking about Big Macs, for secret sauce isn’t limited to peach mayonnaise. “Secret sauce” is in many popular menu items – often the ones you’d least expect. From oil to cornstarch to corn syrup, it’s not just portion sizes that are to blame for restaurant meals delivering calorie loads heavy enough to […]

5 Jun

What Does 4,000 Calories a Day Look Like?

The average American consumes almost 4,000 calories every day and counting! That’s anywhere from 1500 to 2500 more calories than the average man or woman really needs (children and athletes have different needs). Translation: 3500 calories is equivalent to one pound. If you’re an “average American”, you could be eating anywhere from 12 to 15 […]

4 Jun

More Juice; Coke Hearts Stevia

A brief update: we’re juicing this apple (so to speak). The blog is going to be down later this afternoon for a spell so we can install some new plug-ins that will improve the blog tremendously and add to your experience. No worries, we’ll be back up later in the day. Be sure to stop […]

4 Jun

How to Eat More Fat

Sara here. Alert the press, for I am going to share with you the best ways to eat a lot more fat. That’s right (whew…you can stop stressing now). Your weekly health challenge: eat more fat. I want you to get greasy with it. But this isn’t a license to hit up the candy aisle […]

30 May

Introducing a New Column: Primal Health

WHY OUR MODERN WAY OF LIFE DOES NOT SUPPORT HUMAN HEALTH What is Primal Health? In brief, “primal health” is my pet name for my point of view regarding all aspects of health, fitness, nutrition, and aging. Primal health describes my personal scientific bent and informs my diet and fitness regimens – indeed, my whole […]

15 May

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Chicken Fries!

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Burger King’s Chicken Fries. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, kids need protein! The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: Fuji, I just […]

10 May

The Solution to the Bottled Water Problem!

How could I forget? Duh! Just Make Every Drop Count! An easy solution to the bottled water problem is to slurp soda and sugary drinks. I mean, sparkling beverages. The body gets thirsty, and liquids make it, you know, unthirsty, or something. Being thirsty is bad. Being unthirsty is good! This is healthy, and fortunately, […]

7 May

Monday: Evidently a Great Day to Melt

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites Before we Bees expire from the sudden SoCal heat, Apples, we’ve brought you the best of the batch from today’s news and studies. Glaciers aren’t the only things melting around here. Where’s a walk-in freezer when you need one? Redefining Risotto Not that you health smarties would ever make pasta a […]

4 May

The Plastic of Our Lives

Grocery stores are strange places full of even stranger food packaging concepts. Here’s some food for thought edible substance for cerebration (pitifully-unsuccessful-avoidance-of-pun alert): Have you noticed how plastic continues to pop up in all sorts of food packaging? We all know that plastic comes from a limited resource; producing, trashing and even recycling plastic all […]

3 May

The Vegetable Conspiracy: Why You Should Avoid Greens at All Costs

How to Get Sick and Die, Part 2 The Definitive Guide Every convenience restaurant, processed food manufacturer and prime time commercial wants to help you get sick and die! Isn’t that nice of them? And so far – despite a major media vegetable conspiracy – we’re doing pretty well, too. Although, there’s still a lot […]

2 May

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Have we got a great round-up for you today, Apples! There’s so much good stuff we can’t stand it. Let’s get to it: Diabetes: Better Off with Lifestyle Changes Despite a spate of new drug therapies for type 2, evidence still conclusively shows that lifestyle changes are the most effective method […]

27 Apr

Chocolate: Ruining a Good Thing

Like red wine and grass-fed steak, good-quality chocolate is one of those decadent treats that miraculously manages to be healthy (within reason, of course). Leave it to the food producers of America to mess up a good thing. I just happened upon a terrific food processing news blog run by one Dean Best. He reports […]

26 Apr

How to Get Sick and Die

The Definitive Guide: Part 1 Get sick and die. You know you need to. The government, dietitians and health experts remind us constantly – you simply can’t get sick and die if you don’t take the appropriate steps! That means logging plenty of hours on the sofa, eating your fill of fast food, and engaging […]

25 Apr

It’s a Bad Day for Big Agra & Big Pharma

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Woo hoo! Bigs cry, Bees cheer. Stop Feeding Junk to the Kidlets For the love of Fuji, can we please stop slinging soda and chips and pizza at children? Vending machines and cafeterias are contributing to an obesity epidemic that is an embarrassing indictment of our public education system. Fortunately, some […]

24 Apr

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Little Einsteins Cereal

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Little Einsteins cereal from General Mills. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, kids need whole grain and calcium! The Fuming Fuji says no! The […]

23 Apr

Quick Clicks

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Before you call it a day, check out these links: It’s a Bad Day for the American Diet Michael Pollan (of the best-selling Omnivore’s Dilemma) explains why cheap food makes us fat. Getting on the Nerves A new link is discovered between bowel disease and nerves. Fast Food Isn’t Healthy?! A […]

18 Apr

Is There Any Safe Meat?

Reader Sheila asked me a great question recently: is there really any safe meat to eat these days? Beef and pork? Raised in cramped factories and fattened as quickly as possible, the happiness of the animal is nonexistent and the health of the meat is seriously in question. These animals are fed hormones, antibiotics, and […]

13 Apr

Did You Know We Eat Petroleum?

Did you know that the federal government allows oil to be added to foods? Not the vegetable kind of oil, either – I’m talking about that oil. The oil that runs your car, lubricates machinery, and gets made into clothes and computers and cars and containers. The same oil that is made into makeup and […]

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