Food Labels Revealed
FLR 066:  Nutrition Facts Labels Revealed

FLR 066: Nutrition Facts Labels Revealed

September 30, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None

The Nutrition Facts Labels on packaged foods have been with us for over 30 years.  In 2018, the Food & Drug Administration issued a minor overhaul which has been slowly implemented by the food industry since that time.  What changes occurred?  What was lost?  What was gained?  What is still missing?  This show is dedicated to re-exploring the Nutrition Facts Label.  If you’re a bit rusty on how to use it or never really got up to speed with it, this episode of FLR will give you an educational boost.  Be prepared for some facts and figures!

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 Google Play, or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets.  Just search under Food Labels Revealed.

References:

FDA:  “Food Labeling Guide”

https://tinyurl.com/exxys74

FDA:  “Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label”

https://tinyurl.com/44vjmjkk

FDA:  “Side-by-Side Comparison”  [old vs. new labels]

https://tinyurl.com/evvrbzw8

FDA:  “What’s New with the Nutrition Facts Label”

https://tinyurl.com/hyc3xuff

Fooducate.com:  “A Brief History of Food & Nutrition Labeling”

https://tinyurl.com/4swb8t89

Book:  Cholesterol and Beyond

https://tinyurl.com/bpxy6swj

Music:

Intro music is the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini.

Outro music is “Merry Go” courtesy of Kevin MacLeod.

FLR 065:  On Ratings, Livers, Fat Genes, and Sausages

FLR 065: On Ratings, Livers, Fat Genes, and Sausages

August 31, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None

For today’s show, I return to the news format and review four recent stories about processed foods and labeling.  These stories often don’t get covered by major news outlets or they wind up on the back pages and get overlooked.  However, sometimes the articles provide interesting and useful information, which you might want to tuck away 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 Google Play, or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets.  Just search under Food Labels Revealed.

References:

Yahoo!Life:  “The World’s Largest Food Company Admits 28% of Its Products Aren’t Healthy”

https://tinyurl.com/3nhx62d8

Australia’s Health Star Rating System

https://tinyurl.com/4jptcyd2

France’s Nutri-Score Rating System

https://tinyurl.com/rs67ejam

Pharmacy Times: “Added Sugars May Contribute to Liver Disease in Children”

https://tinyurl.com/5ddzsnmb

The Beet: “Not Losing Weight May Be Genetic”

https://tinyurl.com/b559jbvr

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:  Associations of Unprocessed and Processed Meat Intake with Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease in 21 Countries

https://tinyurl.com/r88bke4e

Music:

Intro music is the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini

Outro music is “Concerto for 4 Box Cello” courtesy of David Hilowitz.

Your Processed Food IQ Score

Your Processed Food IQ Score

July 30, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None

This program features a 25-question quiz to test listener’s knowledge of previously aired content.  Think of it as a processed food IQ test.  Not to worry.  It’s all for fun, enjoyment, a bit of education.  Kick back, relax, and see how you do.  Your grades will not be permanently recorded!

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 Google Play, or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets.  Just search under Food Labels Revealed.

References:

None

Music:

Intro music is the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini

Outro music is “Derp Nugget” courtesy of Kevin McLeod.

FLR 63:  Futuristic Foods

FLR 63: Futuristic Foods

June 30, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None

Some of you, maybe most of you, have gotten wind of the relatively new technology of bio-engineering that can create novel foods or old foods in new clothing.  Maybe you heard about the $415,000 hamburger that was debuted in a restaurant in 2013.  Maybe you heard about the new ice cream prepared using bio-synthesized dairy protein.  And, less likely, maybe you read about egg whites derived by fermentation.  That’s the stuff of this program.

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 Google Play, or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets.  Just search under Food Labels Revealed.

References:

“You Will Be Eating Cultured Meat Soon”

https://tinyurl.com/3y2ft4rj

“Cultured Meat Is Here and at Your Door”

https://tinyurl.com/4xpkz97m

“Eat Just Makes History (Again) with Restaurant Debut of Cultured Meat”

https://tinyurl.com/2nz3yzdp

Homepage for the Good Meat Company

https://goodmeat.co/

“Is Lab-Grown Food the Future? – Pros and Cons to Consider”

https://tinyurl.com/4dzn5898

“Lab-Grown Meat: What Is Cultured Meat and How Is It Made?”

https://sentientmedia.org/lab-grown-meat/

Wikipedia: Cultured Meat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultured_meat

“This New Vegan Ice Cream Brand Uses Microbes and Science to Make ‘Animal-Free Whey’”

https://tinyurl.com/dde5evzr

Homepage of Perfect Day

https://perfectdayfoods.com/

Homepage of Brave Robot Ice Cream

https://braverobot.co/

“13 Effective Substitutes for Eggs”

https://tinyurl.com/2mwa9fnp

Wikipedia: Egg Substitutes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_substitutes

Wikipedia: Clara Foods

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Foods

Music:

Intro music is the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini

Outro music is “Bright Wish” courtesy of Kevin McLeod.

FLR 062:  Junk Food Trivia

FLR 062: Junk Food Trivia

May 31, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None

For this episode I’ve decided to jump over to the light side and delve into some junk food trivia.  I always like to hear the back stories behind how products were created, historical tidbits, and fascinating facts.  So, sit back, relax, or just do whatever you’re doing and get ready to learn a bunch of trivia on junk foods and fast foods … stuff you may find interesting, stuff you wish you never heard, and stuff you may find amusing.

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 Google Play, or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets.  Just search under Food Labels Revealed.

References:

“Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food” by Andrew F. Smith

https://tinyurl.com/3v9s7dy9

“Fast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat”

https://tinyurl.com/4wfusba8

Music:

Intro music is the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini

Outro music is “Scheming” courtesy of Kevin McLeod.

FLR 061:  An Interview with Consumer Advocate Ruth Winter

FLR 061: An Interview with Consumer Advocate Ruth Winter

April 28, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None

For today’s program, I talk with Ruth Winter, a prolific writer on the subjects of health and consumer advocacy.  She has written a whopping 37 books on a variety of topics.  She shares with us her career as a journalist and author of such notable works as “A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives” and “A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients.”

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 Google Play, or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets.  Just search under Food Labels Revealed.

References:

“Poisons in Your Food” by Ruth Winter

https://tinyurl.com/5zfd696b

 “A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives” by Ruth Winter

https://tinyurl.com/4ebd9fsa

“A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients” by Ruth Winter

https://tinyurl.com/5292ktsv

Environmental Working Group Homepage

https://www.ewg.org/

“Consumer Ingredients” Blog by Ruth Winter

https://ruthwinterinsights.com/

Music:

Intro music is the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini

Outro music is “Scheming” courtesy of Kevin McLeod.

FLR 060:  On Saltiness, Sweetness, “Toxicness”, and Fatness

FLR 060: On Saltiness, Sweetness, “Toxicness”, and Fatness

March 31, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None

Today, I’ve decided to do a news show.  Every so often I report on significant news stories from the world of processed foods.  The four stories reviewed in today’s program all came from recent posts on the FLR Facebook page, but, as usual, I’m not just going to read these articles, but I’ll summarize and provide commentary when necessary.  These kinds of news stories often don’t get covered by the major news outlets or, in the print media, they may get pushed to the back of an issue.  However, sometimes these articles provide good and useful information, which you might want to tuck in the back of your head 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 Google Play, or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets.  Just search under Food Labels Revealed.

References:

Even Modest Consumption of Added Sugar May Affect the Liver

https://tinyurl.com/42789yp7

Annie's Promises to Remove a Chemical from its Mac and Cheese That's Linked to Infertility, Cancer, and Learning Difficulties

https://tinyurl.com/yef8vdcd

Toxic Free Food Website

https://kleanupkraft.org/data-summary.pdf

PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator Startup BioLumen Teams Up with Dr Robert Lustig …

https://tinyurl.com/s35b5mbc

Americans Can’t Cut Back on Salt …

https://tinyurl.com/urzubrks

There's a Scientific Reason Why a Pinch of Salt Makes Things Sweeter

https://tinyurl.com/uth65zvu

Music:

Intro music is the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini

Outro music is “Scheming” courtesy of Kevin McLeod.

FLR 059:  Starbucks – Cracking the Halo

FLR 059: Starbucks – Cracking the Halo

February 28, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  Starter Distillate, Triethyl Citrate, Fractionated Palm Oil, Defatted Soy Flour, Trehalose, Glycerin, Agar Agar, Ethyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol.

For today’s show, the highly popular Starbucks establishment is placed under the FLR magnifying glass.  There are surprising revelations about what’s in their food and beverages.

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 Google Play, or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets.  Just search under Food Labels Revealed.

References:

Starbucks Menu

https://www.starbucks.com/menu

Music:

Intro music is the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini

Outro music is “Happy Boy” courtesy of Kevin McLeod.

FLR 058:  An Interview with Marion Nestle

FLR 058: An Interview with Marion Nestle

January 30, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None

In this episode, I interview Marion Nestle, a noted author, national speaker, long-time advocate and activist in the world of commercial food and nutrition.

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 Google Play, or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets.  Just search under Food Labels Revealed.

References:

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/

NIH Study Finds Heavily Processed Foods Cause Overeating and Weight Gain

https://tinyurl.com/y38rfvsp

Carlos Monteiro on the Dangers of Ultraprocessed Foods

https://tinyurl.com/y3lsldzs

Sponsorship of National Health Organizations by Two Major Soda Companies

https://tinyurl.com/yyxewkhg

Marion Nestle’s Blog

https://www.foodpolitics.com/

Marion Nestle,  “Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat”

https://tinyurl.com/y59byfxr

Marion Nestle, “Let’s Ask Marion: What You Need to Know About the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health”

https://tinyurl.com/y5qm3o6e

Music:

Intro music is the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini

Outro music is “Scheming” courtesy of Kevin McLeod.

FLR 057:  Hiatus

FLR 057: Hiatus

November 29, 2020

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None

Just wanted to announce to my listeners that I will be taking a break from the podcast for a few months.  I’ve been releasing episodes for over 4 years now.  Personal issues in recent months have made it difficult to continue monthly programs, so I will be re-grouping and re-thinking the program in the interim. 

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 Google Play, or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets.  Just search under Food Labels Revealed.

References:  None

Music:  

Intro music is the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini

 

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