Caffeine Powder

FDA Caffeine Warning

FDA Consumer Advice on Powdered Pure Caffeine Key Message The FDA is warning about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, and recommends avoiding these products.  In particular, FDA is concerned about powdered pure caffeine sold in bulk bags over the internet. The FDA is aware of at least one death of a teenager…

Gluten Free Food

Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods

  An estimated 3 million people in the United States have celiac disease. In people with celiac disease, foods that contain gluten trigger production of antibodies that attack and damage the lining of the small intestine. Such damage limits the ability of celiac disease patients to absorb nutrients and puts them at risk of other…

Junk Food Burgers and Fries

Poor dietary habits get passed down in DNA

  Society’s over-indulgence on foods full of sugar, salt and fat may be ruining our immune systems, a new study says. A study published in Nutrition Journal looked at the impact the Western diet and lifestyle has on people’s immune function. It found that the large number of calories in processed and fast food may…

Local Farmers Produce

How Walmart Threatens Organic Food

When Walmart announced in April that it was introducing the Wild Oats brand of organic food products in 2,000 stores, some food-justice advocates grew excited. In U.S. News & World Report, one writer praised Walmart for embracing “sustainable products and sustainable sourcing.” The Guardian declared that Walmart was providing low-income shoppers with “an organic option they can afford.” Others fear Walmart’s history spells…