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Friday Food News Feed: Sept. 17

Does the term “corn sugar” mean anything to you? If not, you may have missed one of the biggest food news stories of the week. The Corn Refiners Association has decided it is tired of getting bashed about “high fructose corn syrup,” so they have petitioned the FDA to change the name of HFCS to […]

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In Defense of Ice Cream

OK, so yesterday we were a little bit down on some of the sweet treats of summer. But we’re not total killjoys. Today we’re going to sing the praises of that good old-fashioned summer treat, ice cream. We started thinking about ice cream the other day when we heard a pediatric dentist come and speak […]

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Summer Treats on Overload

School’s not even out yet (where we live, at least) and already this week we’ve been treated to ice cream, frozen yogurt, milkshakes, and lemonade. In other words, now that it’s summertime, everyone starts piling on the cold sweet stuff. We must be stuck in another era entirely because when we think about the yummiest […]

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Re-Thinking Ketchup

Ketchup – once dubiously considered a vegetable, and possibly the closest some kids get to eating one – is cleaning up its act. First Heinz started tinkering with its recipe to create a version that has about 15 percent less sodium. Now Hunt’s is removing high fructose corn syrup from its recipe. So does that […]

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Juice that Packs a Punch

A visit from the Jolly Tomato parents prompted this question: What foods did we used to eat as kids that we would never serve to our own kids now? In our house the answer is probably a little bit skewed because Ma Tomato made sure that we had just about the healthiest home-grown, home-cooked diet […]

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