Every so often there is a lot of media hype about pesticide residues in fresh fruit and vegetables; mislabelling and false product claims but Canada is still one of the best countries to live for healthy and safe food. Of course there is always the 1% who don’t comply to regulations for various reasons. The […]
MSG and Food Chemicals
Information on MSG and food additives and preservatives, with crossover into Health and Home.
The additive caramel colour is once again in the news with regards to its use in popular cola drinks such as Coke and Pepsi and hundreds of other drinks and probably thousands of processed food products. There are 4 major caramel colours used in the food industry and 4-Me-1 is in two of them. 4-Me-1 […]
GMO’s – Definition GMO’s – Genetically modified foods, or GM foods, are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. These techniques have allowed for the introduction of new traits as well as a far greater control over a food’s genetic structure than previously afforded by methods such […]
The highly acclaimed blueberry has become #1 on the Superfood Chart in recent years – the certified organic variety are an extremely healthy fruit. We are able to drive a few minutes from home and pick an abundance of this juicy organic fruit during our summer. That is special. Over the past few years blueberries have […]
A few years ago we saw (what is now) a controversial Pixar movie where the human cartoon characters, living in a space ship in the future, were so obese, they moved around in little transporters and when they fell over they could not right themselves. Today there is a “new” area of scientific research we […]