Tag Archives: Food

Testing reveals PFOA chemicals in US food supply

Per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances1,2 (PFAS) are widely used chemicals that make products water-, oil-, grease- and stain-resistant. The chemicals are also used in firefighting foam. One type, perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, is commonly found in older nonstick cookware. PFOA and its cousin perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are associated with a wide array of health problems, including… Read More »

Health Food Awards: The Top 5 Products to Buy

Sometimes it seems that there are too many products to choose from. And with each brand claiming it’s the best, consumers can have a hard time deciding what to buy. That’s where the Product of the Year Awards come in.  1. Sweet PotaTOASTS By Vegolutionary Foods Simply pop these frozen, ready-to-make roasted sweet potato slices… Read More »

Children targeted by junk food ads online, WHO warns

Junk food companies are fueling the obesity epidemic by targeting children with their advertising online, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday, urging that more comprehensive regulations be put in place. The WHO called on authorities to take more effective measures to restrict increasingly sophisticated advertising strategies by these companies – which range from online… Read More »