Really Eat Right Archives

  • Dec 8, 2015 3

    Small and Organic Farmers Survive Latest Round of FDA Food Rulemaking

    The US Food and Drug Administration has issued three more final rules (with two more to come next year) for the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). And it’s pretty good news. When the FSMA was originally proposed in 2010, we and many other organizations were troubled. Small...

  • Dec 8, 2015 22

    Artificial Sweeteners Contribute to Diabetes

    Microbes in our gastrointestinal tract power our immune systems and keep our insulin and blood sugar in balance. Aspartame and other manufactured no-calorie sweeteners are killing them. Action Alert! Artificial sweeteners are among the most widely used food additives worldwide, regularly consumed by...

  • Dec 8, 2015 1

    Action Alert: Artificial Sweeteners Contribute to Diabetes

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  • Dec 1, 2015 7

    Coca-Cola Scandal: Emails Prove Deception

    Coke exec steps down after emails show the company was intentionally skewing the science about the health effects of its products. Last week, the Associated Press published emails showing close coordination between high-ranking Coca-Cola executives and leaders of the Global Energy Balance Network (G...

  • Oct 6, 2015 106

    Big Food Once Again Tries to Muscle in on Kids’ School Lunch Trays

    Please oppose a new House bill that puts corporate profits ahead of children’s health. Action Alert! A 2002 federal program that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to the country’s poorest schools is now at risk because of crony capitalism. Lobbyists from the frozen, fried, canned, and dried f...

  • Oct 6, 2015 48

    Whole Grains Are Better for You than Processed Grains—Right?

    Not necessarily, unless you follow some simple steps. The owner of a beloved lunch spot in Alabama was recently asked by an out-of-state visitor what kind of bread she had for a sandwich. She replied, “Honey, we have four kinds: white, white, white, and white.” The visitor was probably one of th...

  • Aug 18, 2015 17

    Has Science Just Settled the “Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb” Debate for Weight Loss?

    The Los Angeles Times says yes, and low-fat won—which will make some big advertisers happy. Unfortunately, the Times made a hash of the actual study.  Here’s the headline: “For fat loss, low-fat diets beat low-carb diets handily, new research finds.” Unfortunately not a word of this is true...

  • Aug 11, 2015 17

    Coca-Cola Subverts Science

    Crony science is on full display in the new partnership between the giant beverage company and a nonprofit looking to exonerate junk food in the obesity debate. The New York Times reports that Coca-Cola is pouring millions of dollars into a nonprofit organization that is trying to promote a peculiar...

  • Aug 4, 2015 49

    FDA On Sugar: Not So Sweet

    The agency reverses itself—and capitulates to the sugar lobby. Action Alert! Recently, the FDA announced a proposal to include a daily recommended value (DRV) for added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods and dietary supplements. The “added sugars” designation has nothing to ...