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time magazine published this great article. my favorite part:

Don't eat anything your great-great-great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. Imagine how baffled your ancestors would be in a modern supermarket: the epoxy-like tubes of Go-Gurt, the preternaturally fresh Twinkies, the vaguely pharmaceutical Vitamin Water. Those aren't foods, quite; they're food products.


Thu. Jul 6, 10:16pm

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Great article, thanks!

Thursday, July 06, 2006, 10:42 PM

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This was my fave line: "When Whole Grain Lucky Charms show up in the cereal aisle, it's time to stop paying attention to health claims." SO TRUE.

"neo foods" also so true. Eat food, instead of food products, I couldn't agree more.

The only thing that bugs me is that people rarely mention that the "glucose" or "glucose-fructose" you see on labels is virtually identical to HFCS. While glucose may be a natural sugar in food, in food products- "glucose" is essentially concentrated chemically created corn sugar. And more people are finding they suffer from corn allergies, but fail to realise how insidious corn is in food products.

Thursday, July 06, 2006, 11:22 PM

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Remember they also ate grease and fat every day and died early.

Remember they also ate grease and fat every day and died early. The article makes good points, but the one on gogurt is out of line -- our ancestors made their yogurt in paper. I have the journals from my great great great grandmother from the 1830s and yogurt is in there and how to wrap it up in paper for children to eat, i.e., the same as go-gurt.

Friday, July 07, 2006, 9:12 AM

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ehhh, i doubt it had the same ingredients... something tells me it wasn't bright red back then

Friday, July 07, 2006, 10:33 AM

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Just FYI

Go-Gurt Rad Raspberry ingredients: Cultured pasteurized grade A low fat milk, sugar, nonfat milk, modified corn starch, fructose, kosher gelatin, tricalcium phosphate, natural & artificial flavor, potassium sorbate added to maintain freshness, carrageenan, colored with carmine, Blue #1.

Friday, July 07, 2006, 10:48 AM

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because of that "modified" corn starch, fructose, and carageenan, I wouldn't touch it with a 10ft pole, and I wouldn't let my kids near it either.

Friday, July 07, 2006, 10:58 AM

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Carageenan is actually a food starch that is derived from seaweed. It is not a bad ingrediant.t I agree there is a whole lotta junk out there. When we have to go to a main stream grocery store it crazy scary how artificial things look!

Friday, July 07, 2006, 11:08 AM

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Our great-grandmothers generally didn't die of obesity-related causes - the greatest increases in lifespan, historically, have been due to the control of infectious disease. Now that, thanks to modern medicine and safe food & water, we're living longer, we have to pay a lot of attention to the things that cause chronic health issues.

Friday, July 07, 2006, 2:45 PM

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If you've ever made your own yogurt, you know that it looks and tastes very different from what you can buy in the grocery store.

Friday, July 07, 2006, 2:46 PM

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how do you make your own yogurt???

Friday, July 07, 2006, 4:13 PM

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You don't need an electric yogart maker to make your own yogart.

Sunday, July 09, 2006, 2:23 PM

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Would someone just post a link or a recipe on how to make it??

Sunday, July 09, 2006, 3:33 PM

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Okay, I don't even eat yogurt, but I wanted to post this so everyone can enjoy making their own...


Sunday, July 09, 2006, 3:39 PM

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