Tag Archive for organic

Bitsy’s Brain Food Taste Test

Eating Bitsy's Brain Food

Although I’m usually against food products specifically geared towards kids, I have to admit I was lured in by Bitsy’s Brain Food. The fun packaging and interesting veggie-and-fruit flavors (lemon-broccoli, orange-chocolate-beet, sweet potato-oatmeal-raisin, and zucchini-gingerbread-carrot) were intriguing. First Impressions We…

Granola Bar Taste Test

RECENTLY, KRAFT FOODS SENT ME FREE PRODUCT SAMPLES and a gift card to conduct a taste test of a new milk and granola bar. I can only hope Kraft did it’s due diligence and discovered my feelings on most processed…

What is Rennet and Should I Eat It

AFTER READING BRUCE BRADLEY’S POST ABOUT tricks of the food industry trade, I promptly freaked out over the fact that I’d been eating calf stomach – rennet – in my cheese. After maniacally checking the labels of all the cheese…

Canola Oil: What is it anyway?

LAST WEEK CTF READER NICK SENT me an email asking I was wondering what you guys think of Canola Oil.  From what I’ve read, it is a genetically engineered oil that comes from the rapeseed. If by canola is by…

Buying a good pretzel

A FEW DAYS AGO, A CTF FACEBOOK FOLLOWER ASKED A REALLY GOOD QUESTION: WHAT IS A REALLY GOOD PRETZEL? Well, I don’t have the answer to that. But I can explain how I choose a pretzel and share what brands…

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…

Can honey be organic?

WHEN READER MARC WONDERED ON THE CTF FACEBOOK PAGE about how honey could be organic, it made me curious: Can honey really be organic when bees are flying all over the place encountering who knows what kind of flowers and…

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…

Is rBGH safe?

What is rBGH Since 1937, the dairy industry has known that the growth hormone bovine somatotropin (BGH) increases milk production in cows. Somatotropin increases milk supply by increasing the circulation of another hormone: insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1). Up until the…

Why Eat Grass-fed Beef

I WASN’T EATING A LOT OF BEEF ANYWAY, but after reading Fast Food Nation, I stopped eating beef altogether. Then, a few years later, I read The Omnivore’s Dilemma. It put a light at the end of the beefless tunnel…