Monthly Archives: May 2010

Six front-of-label claims you can disregard

FRONT OF LABEL CLAIMS ARE MARKETING TOOLS. Food company marketing departments use these claims to convince us to buy things. The FDA has regulations companies have to adhere to, but it’s still important to remember that anything stated on the…

Worst Food of the Week: Suddenly Salad

FOOD COMPANIES LIKE BETTY CROCKER WOULD LIKE NOTHING MORE than to perpetuate the myth that cooking is hard and time consuming. Without that myth, they couldn’t sell “food” products like Suddenly Salad. Suddenly Salad is a boxed pasta salad mix…

Buy This Not That: Jam and Jelly

In a grocery rut? Don’t have time to read the ingredients? Don’t worry, CTF has you covered with Buy This, Not That. BUY THIS: Organic jams, jellies, and preserves (like Cascadian Farms Organic Fruit Spread) NOT THAT: Conventional jams jellies…

Sports Drinks, Kids, and Electrolytes

RECENTLY AT MY THREE YEAR OLD SON’S SOCCER PRACTICE I noticed something that, quite frankly, made me cringe: parents giving their kids sports drinks. The sports drink industry has done a great job of making us all think that if…