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The purpose of this blog is to bring about awareness of the hidden dangers in the food we are consuming and the foods that we are feeding our families, and provide ways to protect our children from these dangers.

What is GRAS – Generally Recognized As Safe?

May 7, 2016

According to the FDA, GRAS is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. It means that any substance intentionally added to food is a food additive, subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized among qualified experts as having been shown to be safe for its intended…

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What Are GMOs and How Do They Affect Your Health?

Apr 14, 2016

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose DNA or genetic makeup has been altered. GMOs include bacteria, fish, insects, plants, and even mammals. Scientists have been modifying or engineering the genetic makeup of our food supply for at least two decades to add new traits to a species or remove or suppress natural…

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Pesticides: What You Don’t Know Could Kill You

Mar 11, 2016

The definition of what constitutes organic food and what doesn’t is pretty straight forward. But you can’t have a conversation about organic foods or understand why you should eat them without discussing pesticides. Because it isn’t enough to be concerned with the quality of the seed, the soil, the water and the fertilizer without a…

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Organic Foods – What The Certification Really Means

Feb 7, 2016

Organic foods are produced by organic farming which sounds simple enough, but there are wide range of what constitutes “organic” which will be explained in this article. While there may be some differences across geographies, organic foods are produced without the use of irradiation, chemical fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives. The…

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Blue 1 Additive Harming Your Kids!!

Jan 26, 2016

All in all, I think that the food industries are using way too many artificial chemicals in our foods. They are so focused on making a huge profit margin that they don’t care that what they’re producing is killing us.  Blue 1, one of the artificial colors that is so dangerous to our children, isn’t…

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Light Food – What Does It Mean?

Jun 11, 2012

The FDA has given the following definition of the light food claim: for foods deriving more than 50 percent of calories from fat, the light product is reduced in fat by at least 50 percent; For foods having less than 50 percent of the calories from fat, the “light product” designation is either reduced in…

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Gluten-Free, What Does It Really Mean?

Jan 24, 2011

Are gluten allergies something that is real or is it just a fad? There are roughly three million people in the U.S. with the autoimmune disease called celiac disease. A gluten-free diet is the only form of treatment of this disease. What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and cross-bred…

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Benzoic Acid – A Harmful Preservative

Oct 14, 2010

Preservatives are used in all processed foods to keep them from spoiling; unfortunately, most of these chemicals are extremely dangerous to our health and the health of our children. In fact, many of the problems our society is facing today, including the high number of obese children, child diabetes, and rising cancer rates, can be…

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