Food Labels Revealed
FLR 074:  Comeback, Announcements, & Fast-Food Review

FLR 074: Comeback, Announcements, & Fast-Food Review

November 29, 2022

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  none

FLR returns after a hiatus with several significant announcements and celebrates with still another fast food review of a new offering from the industry.

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.

Website:  www.foodlabelsrevealed.com

References:

Amazon website for the eBook:  Fast Food Ingredients Revealed, What Are You Eating?

https://tinyurl.com/2f4umdvv

Yahoo: 13 Exciting New Fast-Food Items Dropping This Week

https://tinyurl.com/9reuwmem

Wendy’s: Italian Mozzarella Triple Cheeseburger

https://tinyurl.com/2fmrktmm

As Mentioned in the Episode, Sign-up for a free FLR eBook on the Contacts page of the website [only for FLR listeners]

www.foodlabelsrevealed.com

Music:

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

Outro music is “Bright Wish” courtesy of Kevin McLeod

FLR 073:  FLR Change and Quiz Replay

FLR 073: FLR Change and Quiz Replay

April 30, 2022

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  none

The host makes an important announcement about the near future of the podcast.  This episode includes a replay of Episode #15, the first FLR quiz.

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 the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini.

FLR 072:  New Food Additives in the Queue

FLR 072: New Food Additives in the Queue

March 31, 2022

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  none

How do new food additives make it into the food supply?  They have to get a nod from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).  In this episode, we take a look at the FDA review process and then examine a handful of proposed additives in the FDA queue to see what may show up in the processed foods of the future.

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:

Substances Added to Food https://www.cfsanappsexternal.fda.gov/scripts/fdcc/?set=FoodSubstances

GRAS Notices

https://www.cfsanappsexternal.fda.gov/scripts/fdcc/index.cfm?set=GRASNotices

Music:

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

Outro music is “Bright Wish” courtesy of Kevin McLeod

FLR 071: Can Ultraprocessed Foods Kill You?

FLR 071: Can Ultraprocessed Foods Kill You?

February 27, 2022

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY none

Since 2016, I’ve been reeling against overly processed foods in the American diet (also called hyper-processed or ultraprocessed foods).  My main objective has been to educate people about the industrialized ingredients in those foods, as well as raise awareness about the health detriments associated with them.  It’s one thing to simply imply that industrial foods are bad for us, but it’s another thing to provide scientific evidence of that view.  Fortunately, since about 2009, a number of research groups from around the world (not so much in the USA) have been studying this question.  In today's au natural podcast episode, I take a pretty deep dive into one of the largest nutrition/health studies ever conducted:  the NutriNet-Santé Cohort French project.  Come join me as I dissect one of the scientific papers that emerged from that project dealing with coronary vascular disease, the #1 human killer in the world.

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:

British Medical Journal article: “Ultra-processed Food Intake and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Prospective Cohort Study.”   

tinyurl.com/2p99v9xp

MUSIC:

Intro music none

Outro music: none

FLR 70:  McD’s McPlant Burger Hits the Marketplace

FLR 70: McD’s McPlant Burger Hits the Marketplace

January 31, 2022

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  none

Since 2018, like a string of firecrackers, plant-based burgers have been exploding in the fast food industry as one drive-thru after another adds some version to their menu.  McDonald’s held back probably waiting to see how the market would respond.  Although McD’s was testing a product in Europe, they waited a long time to bring it to the USA.  Now they’re playing catchup (not ‘catsup’) with their new product called the McPlant burger based on a Beyond Meat product.

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:

The McPlant Burger

https://tinyurl.com/yruba5k9

The Quarter Pounder with Cheese

https://tinyurl.com/yurmybsu

Wikipedia: Beyond Meat Bio

https://tinyurl.com/57frcj73

Eat This,  “Test Run of New McDonald’s Burger Had Shocking Results

https://tinyurl.com/du8axs99

Music:

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

Outro music is “El Gringo” courtesy of Kinemesis Music.

FLR 69:  FLR Retrospective and an Announcement

FLR 69: FLR Retrospective and an Announcement

December 30, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None

Since this episode comes at the end of 2021, I decided to put together a retrospective program which has highlights from the first 20 episodes, including such topics as GRAS, nutrition facts labels, Lunchables, gum, ice cream, and bread.  So, if you’re a recent listener, who never tuned into the early days of the podcast, or a listener who would like to review some useful educational information and history about the processed food industry, then I hope you’ll enjoy this episode.

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 “Work Is Work” courtesy of Kevin MacLeod.

FLR 68:  Over the Top – Wendy’s Big Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Triple

FLR 68: Over the Top – Wendy’s Big Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Triple

November 28, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  Apocarotenal

When I begin to entertain the thought that fast food couldn’t get much worse than it already is, some restaurant chain comes up with some new, ultraprocessed concoction that greatly exceeds the norm.  A little over a year ago Wendy’s introduced the “Big Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Triple,” apparently part of the "Made to Crave" menu, i.e., sandwiches designed to satisfy food addictions.  In this episode I explore the nutritional profile and the ingredient composition of this health-threatening sandwich. 

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:

Wendy’s Big Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Triple

https://order.wendys.com/product/31330/big-bacon-cheddar-cheeseburger-triple

YouTube: The Eating Show, “Wendy’s Big Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Triple”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtuhbfW8ojg

Music:

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

Outro music is “Fluffing the Duck” courtesy of Kevin MacLeod.

FLR 67:  The End of Cancer & Diabetes?  Dwarfism, Disease, and Diet

FLR 67: The End of Cancer & Diabetes? Dwarfism, Disease, and Diet

October 31, 2021

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None

A rare, genetic disorder called Laron Syndrome may hold the key to the development of new therapies and dietary treatments for the prevention of some cancers and Type-2 diabetes.  In this episode, the trail to these discoveries is explored in the fascinating story of the connection between dwarfism, disease, and longevity. 

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:

Fight Aging.org:  “On Laron Syndrome in Ecuador”

https://tinyurl.com/dndu2b4c

The New York Times:  “Ecuadorian Villagers May Hold Secret to Longevity”

https://tinyurl.com/25uhvyt9

Rare Diseases Website:  “Laron Syndrome”

https://tinyurl.com/3fpuswa8

Medical Daily:  “… Ecuadorian Dwarfs Have Genetic Mutation That Protects From Disease …”

https://tinyurl.com/a3bhzx8

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man:  “Laron Syndrome”

https://www.omim.org/entry/262500

YouTube Video:  “Dwarfism May Provide Cancer Cure Clue”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzUZi3F7d0Y

Wikipedia:  “Insulin-like Growth Factor 1”

https://tinyurl.com/yx5b6zhc

National Institutes of Health:  “Hormones in Dairy Foods and … Impact on Public Health”

https://tinyurl.com/3a2m28bx

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism:  “Laron Syndrome … 1958–2003”

https://tinyurl.com/32b5sjhx

Music:

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

Outro music is “Dark Science” courtesy of David Hilowitz.

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.

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