Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cereal: why the vibrant colors?

Wow, this was very well done.  CNN student news.  An update on food colorings in our food.

"Welcome to a special edition of CNN Student News! On today's show, we're taking you inside part of the U.S. food industry, focusing specifically on cereal: What is it made of, how has the industry changed, and what gives the popular breakfast food its vibrant colors? We also give you a sense of how consumer demand still has the power to influence the industry."


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New Bloggish Blog that I will update more often

Hey all loyal followers. :) I have the dumbest reason ever for not updating this blog. I lost my super old password and couldn't figure this out for years. Hahaha. How horrible is that? Anyway, I might update this here and there now that I've finally figured it out. But, I'm also starting another little blog catering to my diabetes and low carb Feingold style eating. Not everything mentioned is Feingold approved but, it's all read clean items.


Here ya go and happy reading.  :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Homemade candy corns!

http://www.littlehomesteaders.com/2013/10/homemade-candy-corns-with-less-of-junk.html How cute are these great little homemade candy corns??? Someone had the idea to do cocoa powder for a black, thin stripe on top and turmeric for the middle stripe. I think that's a great idea and no need to find bottled natural food coloring. We use turmeric a lot for yellow but I don't know what would make that great orange color except bottled in this particular application. And, if you have an asian store nearby you can probably find cheap tapioca flour. I order big bags at Azure Standard or they are also in health food stores or in the gluten free aisle of the grocery store.

Friday, March 8, 2013

100 days of real food Kraft mac and cheese petition

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/03/08/kraft-petition-update/ AMAZING ladies!!! Keep doing what you're doing. Awareness is the key and as we can all tell by ignorant comments, people just have no idea how these petroleum based food dyes and artificial nasties are affecting our foods in America. If Europe did it we can certainly do it.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Meadow Gold Dairy gets with it!

YAY! Alyssa came home yesterday so excited to tell me that they had a little celebration at Weber State University when her friend went in to buy strawberry milk and saw that the red #40 had been replaced with beet root powder. Alyssa is a vocal advocate for no petroleum so the friends all knew. I contacted the great people at Meadow Gold Dairy and am pleased to report that indeed, the colors AND artificial flavoring have been replaced in Strawberry and Chocolate milk. Also, the corn syrup has been replaced with sugar. We're not big on sugary milk in general but we'll definitely have a celebration at home for that! I urge you to contact your local producers of flavored milk, especially at schools, to see if this is a possibility for them as well. Here is the response to my question. Danika, We have made some changes to remove artificial colors and flavors out of our formulas as much as possible. Our Tru Moo line, chocolate and strawberry milk now have all natural colors and flavors. This is a permanent change, not going back. We have also replaced HFCS on all the Tru Moo line of flavored milk with sucrose (sugar). You can read the ingredients on the label of the Tru Moo line, see attached nutrition facts. Thank you. Max Torres Quality Assurance Manager Meadow Gold Dairies 3730 W. 1820 S. Salt Lake City, Utah 84104 Email: max_torres@deanfoods.com Office: (801) 907- 0558 Fax: (801) 973- 2750 Cell: (801) 634- 4277

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

GMO foods and autism?

http://geneticroulettemovie.com/ Not Petroleum but part of the big picture. This is a free streaming movie about GMO foods and how they create food allergies. This goes along with my thoughts that petroleum is not a food and our bodies can't process it well. If GMO foods are also hurting our processing abilities it goes on that this would be an accounting factor in the rise of autism and other brain disorders.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

http://www.diefooddye.com/2012/09/11/why-synthetic-food-coloring-is-like-a-horror-flick/comment-page-1/#comment-881 I haven't posted on this blog for ages but looks like this is a great new blog to follow! Die, food dye!

Monday, February 13, 2012

2011 TEDxManhattan Fellow: Stefani Bardin

It's only a 4 minute video so I can't say how accurate it is but I do think it's really cool to watch and makes us think. It's a scientific study using processed and artificially colored foods vs. real foods PLUS a tiny swallowed camera. Love it.

Saturday, January 28, 2012