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The "Food Labels Revealed" podcast will shed some light onto the sometimes mysterious and inscrutable food ingredients label , which is found on all processed food containers. What are all those chemicals in our packaged foods? Why are they there? Can they be harmful to our health? Think of this podcast as a little mini-course in food science. If you listen to all the episodes of the podcast, and who knows how many of them there will be, you will learn a great deal about the compositional and the nutritional properties of processed foods.

The "Food Labels Revealed" podcast will shed some light onto the sometimes mysterious and inscrutable food ingredients label , which is found on all processed food containers. What are all those chemicals in our packaged foods? Why are they there? Can they be harmful to our health? Think of this podcast as a little mini-course in food science. If you listen to all the episodes of the podcast, and who knows how many of them there will be, you will learn a great deal about the compositional and the nutritional properties of processed foods.
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The "Food Labels Revealed" podcast will shed some light onto the sometimes mysterious and inscrutable food ingredients label , which is found on all processed food containers. What are all those chemicals in our packaged foods? Why are they there? Can they be harmful to our health? Think of this podcast as a little mini-course in food science. If you listen to all the episodes of the podcast, and who knows how many of them there will be, you will learn a great deal about the compositional and the nutritional properties of processed foods.

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English

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217-521-9702


Episodes

FLR 042: What Is Your Food Ingredient Score #4

8/29/2019
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none In today’s show, you’ll once again get to test your knowledge of processed foods. There will be a quiz, BUT don’t panic. Don’t get nervous. Don’t bail out on me. What’s the worst thing that can happen? It’s just a quiz; “Not to worry!” It’s all for fun and education. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/prophetofprocessedfood/?ref=bookmarks The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store or...

Duration:00:34:52

FLR 041: Fried Chicken Pecking Order – KFC vs Popeyes

7/31/2019
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Dipotassium Phosphate Today, once again, I focus my attention on fast food restaurants and the prevalence of industrial ingredients in their products. I evaluate two of the most iconic American restaurants: Kentucky Fried Chicken and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Along the way, we’ll look at some history, some nutritional facts, and some truly astounding findings about the ingredients in a basic fried chicken meal. Even after 3 years of doing this podcast, I was still...

Duration:00:34:11

FLR 040: Hidden Ingredients in Chicken

6/30/2019
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INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY: None This program is another in the irregular series called hidden ingredients in food where I talk about substances that will never show up on a food label. The subject today is chicken. What kinds of hidden ingredients could wind up in chicken, you ask? Well, unfortunately, there is a lot to talk about, from cradle to grave, so to speak. By the end, you may be a bit surprised, even a little astonished, or possibly a bit alarmed. We’ll see. Show Notes: To Contact...

Duration:00:36:38

FLR 39: On Science, Processed Foods, Cancer, and Fast Food Poop

5/31/2019
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INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY: None This is another show devoted to news stories popping up in early 2019. A recurrent theme in this podcast is the terrible impact that highly processed foods have on our health. I think, in the next 10 years, that topic will become front-and-center in the national discourse as the health crises in this country and others reach epic proportions. Even now, I’m seeing some significant early signs, which I’ll talk about later. Plus, at the end you’ll get a...

Duration:00:50:54

FLR 038: Battle of the Faux Burgers – Impossible vs Beyond

4/30/2019
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INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY: Leghemoglobin and Isolated Pea Protein What’s all this buzz about fake meat lately? It’s not fake news about real meat, but it’s real news about fake meat. Got that? The Impossible Burger and the Beyond Burger are taking some giant bites out of the burger business. What’s the scoop? Why are these burgers becoming so popular and what’s really in them? Are they healthy to eat? Should we be eating them? Those are the questions for today’s podcast. Plus, as a special...

Duration:00:53:00

FLR 037: Pizza Chains – Pizza Hut vs Domino’s vs Papa Murphy’s

3/29/2019
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INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY: Cane Sugar Fiber In this episode, I return to fast foods and continue to ask the question, “Is fast food the same as processed food?” This month I examine products from Pizza Hut, Domino’s, and Papa Murphy’s, some of the most popular pizza chains in the United States. How do they measure up against each other and how do they measure up in general in terms of their ingredients and nutritional values? Along the way, you’ll hear a little history plus find out why some...

Duration:00:47:56

FLR 036: Are Kid’s Cereals Just Cookies in Disguise?

2/28/2019
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INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY: soluble corn fiber The program for today explores an old subject: breakfast cereals. I reminisce a little about the start of the podcast and will play you a never-heard-before clip. Then I tackle the sugary realm of breakfast cereals trying to answer the question: Is there a difference between eating cereal for breakfast and just downing cookies? In this investigation, I take a close look at 12 cereals that you’ll likely see in your local grocery store and...

Duration:01:20:33

FLR 035: Best Online Resources

1/30/2019
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INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY: none In this abbreviated episode, you will learn about some of the online resources I use when I want to find information about processed food ingredients and their nutritional properties. You may want to make note of these sources for future reference. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/prophetofprocessedfood/?ref=bookmarks The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store or using most of the...

Duration:00:19:40

FLR 034: On Frankenfoods, Hormone Imposters, Popcorn Lung, and FDA Embarrassments

12/30/2018
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INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY: none This is another news show relating stories that appeared in 2018. After podcasting for 2 1/2 years, I finally get around to addressing Genetically Modified Organisms in our food supply and what our federal government is doing about them. Then, I explore some stories about little known toxins in processed foods and why the Food & Drug Administration changed its mind about the safety of some of the common flavorings used in beverages, ice creams, candy, and baked...

Duration:00:37:13

FLR 033: Worst of the Worst Fast Food

11/30/2018
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INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY: Calcium disodium ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid/Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose/Sodium aluminum phosphate/Sodium erythorbate/Ammonium chloride/Calcium iodate/Calcium Citrate The program for today continues the intermittent series on fast food restaurants. For this episode, I wanted to see how bad it gets in terms of unhealthy food, so I searched for 3 of the worst fast food entrees served in the United States. I think you’ll be surprised at some of the...

Duration:00:34:01

FLR 032: What Is Your Food Ingredient Score #3

10/30/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none In today’s show, you’ll once again get to test your knowledge of processed foods. There will be a quiz covering the previous 7 shows, BUT don’t panic. Don’t get nervous. Don’t bail out on me. What’s the worst thing that can happen? As Alfred E. Newman used to say, “Not to worry!” It’s all for fun and education. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/prophetofprocessedfood/?ref=bookmarks The podcast...

Duration:01:11:08

FLR 031: Mexican Standoff - Chipotle vs. Taco Bell

9/30/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: fumaric acid This is the second program on the subject of fast food restaurants. I will be pitting two icons of Mexican-style food: Chipotle Mexican Grill vs. Taco Bell. Which is healthier? Which is worse? I will be analyzing both ingredients and nutrition values in a single meal in each restaurant. Be prepared for a few surprises. Hang onto your seats for this will be a data driven ride! Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com Facebook Page:...

Duration:00:40:22

FLR 030: Hidden Ingredients in Beef

8/30/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none This program is another in the irregular series called "Hidden Ingredients in Food" where I talk about chemicals that will likely never show up on a food label. The subject today is beef. Sounds simple enough, right? What kinds of hidden ingredients could wind up in a natural product like beef, you ask? Well, there’s a lot to talk about, from cradle to grave, so to speak. By the end, you may be a bit surprised, even a little astonished, or possibly a bit alarmed....

Duration:00:47:17

FLR 029: Merchandising Revisited

7/30/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none Today's show is a re-cast. I talk about merchandising. Long before you get to the label on a food package to evaluate whether the food is good for you or not, there are various influences at play that may be unconsciously directing you to a particular product. Some of those influences are need, desire, habit, coupon incentives, advertising, marketing, product placement, and merchandising. That latter influence, merchandising, is probably the one influence that...

Duration:00:27:17

FLR 028: On Clean Foods, Lab Meat, Shiny New Food Labels, and Restaurant Revelations

6/25/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none This is another show devoted to recent news stories popping up all over the internet. Today, I will showcase “clean food,” a new trend in the food industry just getting its feet wet. I’ll explore the “whats” and “whys” of “clean food,” a phrase that we’ll be hearing lots about in the near future, particularly as regards the meat industry. Then, for story #2, it’s finally almost here … the long-promised revision to the Nutrition Facts Label and the launching of...

Duration:00:28:06

FLR 027: Burger Breakdown – McD’s vs. BK

5/31/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: propylene glycol alginate In this show, I’ll examine in detail the ingredient compositions and nutritional breakdowns of two similar meals from two fast food restaurants to answer such questions as: (1) Is there really a difference between fast food and the types of highly processed foods found in the typical grocery store?; (2) Are the rumors true that fast food is intrinsically unhealthy?; and (3) In terms of ingredients and nutrients, how similar are fast food...

Duration:00:35:51

FLR 026: On Cancer, Cured Meats, and Ultra-Processed Foods

4/30/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: None In this episode, I’ll hit the newsstands for stories about the relationship of cancer and processed foods. A breakthrough study published in January rocks the world. Foods can kill, but which ones? We need to choose carefully. At the end of the show, I’ll investigate a new product hitting the grocery store shelves. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store or using most of the podcast apps...

Duration:00:37:56

FLR 025: The Hidden Ingredients in Beer

3/31/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Dimethyl Dicarbonate (DMDC) In today’s show, beer is on the table. Have a seat and let’s talk about it. I’ll explore a short history of beer. Who regulates beer in the US? What must beer makers disclose on labels? What are both the expected ingredients in beer and what are some of the hidden ingredients? At the end of the show, we’ll get a brief look at a new product hitting the grocery store shelves. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com The...

Duration:01:09:25

FLR 024: What Is Your Food Ingredient Score #2

2/28/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none THE INGREDIENT SCORE RETURNS! In today’s show, we’re going to delve into your knowledge of food ingredients. Yes, that means a quiz, BUT don’t panic. Don’t get nervous. Don’t get your cheat notes out. It’s all for fun and education. In the second part of the podcast, I return to the feature called “New Food Inventions” to take a look at a new food product hitting the grocery store shelves. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com The podcast...

Duration:00:41:07

FLR 023: On Insects, Arsenic, Potato Chips, and Taxes

1/31/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none In this episode I hit the newsstands once again to comment on articles dealing with insects, arsenic, snacks, and taxes. But I don’t want to spoil it for you by revealing any details here. To find out what’s going on, just sit back, relax, and listen to the show. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets. Search under...

Duration:00:27:48