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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

217-521-9702


Episodes

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

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

FLR 019: The Hidden Ingredients in Wine

9/29/2017
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Isinglass Today’s podcast will examine the hidden ingredients in wine. Topics will include (1) why labels on wine bottles don’t list ingredients; (2) why some wines don’t have to list the alcohol content; (3) why wines must have a warning label; (4) what are the types of hidden ingredients and some examples of each; and (5) why some people may need to be concerned about which wines they drink. Finally, we’ll take a brief look at a new product hitting the grocery...

Duration:00:56:13

FLR 018: Wondering What’s in Wonder Bread?

8/31/2017
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Ethoxylated mono and diglycerides The subject of this podcast’s investigation is bread, “the staff of life” and America’s favorite staple. We’ll take a look at the most popular bread of the 20 century; how white bread emerged as the most prized food of the masses; the link between medicine, vitamins, and bread; and I’ll reveal the ingredients of 4 grocery breads from the unhealthiest to the healthiest. Finally, we’ll get a glimpse at a new product hitting the...

Duration:00:40:03

FLR 014: Chewing Gum – What Has Happened to Juicy Fruit?

4/30/2017
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In this episode, I’m going to delve deeply into chewing gum, taking you places you probably don’t even want to go to … answering such questions as “Who the heck started chewing gum?”; “When did it become an industry?”; “Who are the major players in that industry?”; “What are the major components in gum?”; “What’s the connection between automobile tires and chewing gum?”; “Why did I stop chewing gum around 2002 and didn’t return until 2 years ago?”; and, as usual, “What are the ingredients...

Duration:00:37:17

FLR 013: Lunchables - The Poster Child for Processed Foods

3/31/2017
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate Hands down, Oscar Mayers’ Lunchables, meal-in-a-box for kids, has got to be the most chemicalized and industrialized food product on the grocery store shelves. Although, at first glance, it’s nutritional deficiencies are not blaring, the sheer number and poor quality of the ingredients is shocking, particularly since the Lunchables product targets children, the most vulnerable people in our society. In this episode, I’ll look at what’s in...

Duration:01:10:56

FLR 012: Frozen Pizza - Red Baron vs. Amy’s

2/28/2017
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For this show, I’m turning my attention to America’s all-time favorite food: pizza. Americans spend an annual $37 billion on frozen pizza; that’s one-third of the global market. The average American family eats pizza at home 30 times a year, about once every 2 weeks, and we eat 3 billion pizzas each year. That’s a lotta pizza! I selected two frozen pizzas for comparison: Red Baron’s Classic Crust Supreme Pizza and its natural, meatless, and organic counterpart, Amy’s Italian Sausage,...

Duration:00:37:59

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