• Simmering tomato sauce blended in a vitamix
    Food For Better Health,  Pasta,  Recipes,  Sauces,  Vegetables

    Should We Worry About Lycopene in Our Food?

    At a loyal reader’s request, I am taking a look at Lycopene in our food and if it can benefit a healthy lifestyle. Subscriber, Renee G said, “LYCOPENE: I would love to know what foods have it, how the body uses it, and if there is research showing effects on skin cancer rates.” What is Lycopene? (Lie-co-peen) – is a chemical compound that gives some vegetables and fruits, their vibrant color.  Found in watermelons, pink grapefruits, apricots, guava, papaya, and red oranges; and particularly high amounts in tomatoes and tomato products.   In North America, 85% of dietary lycopene comes from tomato products such as tomato juice or paste. One…

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    Food Advocacy,  How Food Works

    President Obama Signs Inadequate GMO Labeling Law

    The Associated Press is reporting, President Obama has signed the inadequate GMO labeling law which completely negates Vermont’s state law requiring more stringent labeling requirements from companies using genetically modified organisms. New to the GMO labeling controversy?  Please read over my recent post about the topic: Senate Nullifies Vermont GMO Labeling Law Senate Considering GMO Labeling Law Per the new law, the U.S. Agricultural Department will have two years to formulate rules and consequences for violators in the food production industry.  Companies will be required to disclose genetically modified ingredients through text labels, symbols, or scannable QR codes. As reported by Eater.com “the new federal labeling law supersedes strict GMO…