Real Not Phony Food Archives

  • Nov 8, 2018 8

    The Hidden Costs of Local Meat

    Federal rules are making locally raised meat more expensive. There is an increasing demand for locally-raised meat as more and more Americans reject the products of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), where animals are kept in squalid conditions. What many Americans may not know, howe...

  • Oct 4, 2018 2

    More Crony Nutrition Advice on the Way?

    It’s very likely, unless we can make our voices heard at the FDA. Action Alert! FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced a new initiative earlier this year called the Nutrition Innovation Strategy. It is a broad-based effort to improve the health of Americans through diet, mainly by improving ...

  • Sep 27, 2018 8

    Think You’re Buying USA-Raised Meat? Think Again

    Where is the meat you’re buying really from? Action Alert! Many of us look for the “Product of USA” sticker on the meat we buy in the supermarket, but we may not be aware that the USDA allows meat raised outside the US to carry that label. It’s a shameful case of government-sanctioned fra...

  • Jul 12, 2018 4

    Would You Put Eight Teaspoons of Sugar in Your Water?

    Let’s stop deceptive sugar labeling now!  Action Alert! We need labeling in teaspoons, not just grams. Who knows how much a gram is? If someone is caught putting cocaine in a child’s snack pack, they go to jail, as it should be. Yet an entire industry has been hiding copious amounts of highl...

  • Apr 13, 2018 0

    Corn Syrup Used in Organic Milk Production

    From the Washington Post: Inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high, batches of algae are carefully tended, kept warm and fed corn syrup. There the algae, known as Schizochytrium, multiply quickly. The payoff, which comes after processing, is a substance that ...

  • Mar 15, 2018 1

    Federal Food Fiasco

    The government is not qualified to give you nutritional advice. Action Alert! Every five years, the federal government is supposed to release a set of dietary guidelines for Americans. The report contains a number of recommendations to “improve” Americans’ eating habits. While it may sound ...

  • Dec 7, 2017 10

    New Attack on Raw Milk

    Help us push back. Action Alert! Following the case of a single woman who became sick from Brucella, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning urging anyone who has drunk raw milk in the past six months to go to a doctor immediately. It’s the second time this ...

  • Nov 9, 2017 1

    Do We Really Want a Future of Synthetic Foods?

    Many in Congress do, according to a letter nearly 80 representatives just sent to the FDA, USDA, and EPA. Action Alert! The letter, presumably inspired by big corporate donors, calls for the agencies to provide a “consistent, appropriate” approach to the regulation of biotechnology. On the on...

  • Oct 3, 2017 0

    New Organic Label on the Way

    There is a new show in town separate from the government’s big food influenced and increasingly corrupt organic program. From EcoWatch: On Wednesday, the Rodale Institute unveiled draft standards for a new Regenerative Organic Certification, developed by Rodale and a coalition of farmers,...