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A New Coffee Label May Lead To Confusion

A judge in California has ruled that coffee companies in California must label each with a cancer warning label.

The process of roasting coffee beans produces acrylamide - a known carcinogen.  Acrylamide occurs in other overly cooked or roasted starchy foods, like french fries, potato chips, breakfast cereals and toast.   

There is evidence that consuming acrylamide can cause mutations and damage in…

May 24, 2018 Watch Video


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Beer and BBQ This Memorial Day

With Memorial Day just days away and the kickoff to grilling season, barbecues of all sizes and shapes will be firing up to partake in some fine grilling and, of course, some malt beverages to go with them.

With Memorial Day just days away and the kickoff to grilling season, barbecues of all sizes and shapes will be firing up to partake in some fine grilling and, of course, some malt beverages to go with them. However, pairing the right beer with the right food can make all the difference…

May 24, 2018 Read More


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Put Down That Plastic Bottle Of Water

Australia’s SBS News reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to launch a review into the potential health risks of microplastics found in bottled drinking water.

The review comes after a study found most of the world's leading brands of bottled water were contaminated with small plastic particles, likely seeping in during the packaging…

May 23, 2018 Watch Video


Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

This week Phil reviews: Udi's Gluten Free Bread Multigrain, Shpickles Pickled Jalapeno, Cocavo Raw Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut and Avocado Oil Cilantro, Lime and Ginger, Ancient Harvest Organic Quinoa Chickpeas & Garlic, Maddy & Maize Small Batch Gourmet Popcorn Thai Coconut Curry

Individual review with nutrition breakdown listed below:

May 22, 2018 Watch Video


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Nutrition Education and A Supportive Community Can Help Americans Living in "Food Deserts" or "Food Swamps" Fight Off Obesity

Good nutrition and a healthy, active lifestyle should be top-of-mind year-round.

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By John Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., former Assistant Secretary of Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and current Chief Health…

May 22, 2018 Read More


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If Tariffs Are Put On imports Our Food Supply Is At Risk

One of the advisory boards that I sit on had a very heated debate between farmers and growers and how the Administration’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum could dramatically hurt our food economy.

Agriculture is one of the largest economic sectors in the largest export markets for the United States, Adam Kantrovich, associate professor of agribusiness at Clemson University, told Greenville online, and it is likely the first place other countries would turn to retaliate and it could impact the…

May 21, 2018 Watch Video


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The Hemp Fight Has A New Leader

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told hemp advocates in his home state of Kentucky that he will introduce legislation to legalize the crop as an agricultural commodity.

The versatile crop has been grown on an experimental basis in a number of states in recent years. 

Kentucky has been at the forefront of hemp's comeback. Kentucky agriculture officials recently approved more than 12,000 acres to be grown in the state this year, and 57 Kentucky processors are…

May 18, 2018 Watch Video


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Hello Fresh Opens Their Marketing Play Book

The meal kit company is very focused on content.

Fellow Forbes contributor Aaron Kwittken sat down with Hello Fresh VP of Marketing Matt Fitzgerald to get a glimpse of how the company, which is now the number one in the meal kit business with more than 890,000 customers, intends to grow even more. 

One key, according to Kwittken…

May 17, 2018 Watch Video


Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

This week Phil reviews: HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water Lemon-Lime, Cascade Kitchen Pecan Mustard Glaze, Stubb's Bar-B-Q Sauce Sweet Honey & Spice, Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Booster Vanilla, Mariani Family Orchards WALNUTMILK Original

Nutrition breakdown and individual reviews listed below:

May 16, 2018 Watch Video


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What Grocerants Can Learn From Sweetgreen

Salad chains are popping up all across the U.S. but Sweetgreens is noteworthy.

Banners like Chopt, Fresh & Co., Salata, Just Salad, Dig Inn, and the Danny Meyer-backed Tender Greens are winning over consumers and grocerants have an opportunity to go far beyond the traditional self-service salad bar. Today, having raised over $100 million and with 87 restaurants, Sweetgreens…

May 15, 2018 Watch Video


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