Tag Archive for gross stuff

Buy This Not That: Meat

Most people don’t want to think too much about where their meat comes from beyond the meat department in the grocery store. As a society, we spend a lot of time anthropomorphizing animals, which makes it hard to think about…

rBGH-free Milk and Other Dairy Products

If you’ve read about recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) and want to avoid it in your kids’ diets, here is some information about companies and brands without milk from cows given rBGH. The good think is many products are now…

Capri Sun Sunrise and 100% Juice Exposed

THIS POST ISN’T ABOUT WHETHER CAPRI SUN IS A HEALTHY OPTION. It is about advertisers bending the truth, food production and marketing tricks and, most of all, knowing what you’re really ingesting. Capri Sun has been advertising heavily for its…

Buy This, Not That: Popcorn

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: Popcorn kernels, preferable organic. NOT THAT: Microwave popcorn, no matter how many “I’m healthy” messages are…

Pre-made lunch vs. homemade lunch

SO, WHY DO PEOPLE BUY Lunchables and Uncrustables? Maybe to save time? Well, if you look at ingredient highlights for each below, it’s clear any time saved in making and packing a lunch is completely negated by the sugars, hydrogentaed…