Sunday, March 18, 2012

Just Label it!!

I usaully don't like to have two posts in one day but this post is time sensitive and very important!  Be sure to also check out In a Bind.

Please join me in the fight to have honest food labels!  My son learned first hand about dishonest labeling when he did his science fair project.  He compared artificial sweeteners (labeled zero calorie) to table sugar and it's effects on growing yeast.  To our surprise the yeast grew in the table sugar as well as in the artificial sweetener. Yeast needs warmth, moisture and carbohydrates to grow.  When he researched the artificial sweetener online he found some artificial sweeteners contained carbohydrates from fillers. Visit lowcarbfreedom to learn more.  Carbohydrates contain calories, the artificial sweetener packet he tested contains approximately .9 gm of carbohydrate and 4 calories. Standard table sugar packets contain approximately 4 gms carbohydrates and 15 calories. In my opinion the dishonesty of the labeling and the difference of 11 calories is not worth using "artificial sweeteners".  Of course many products do this because it is considered acceptable. People are free to make their own choices about what they put in their bodies but the label should at least have the facts so they can make an informed choice!!!
Below the pink balloon is the control, the blue balloon is table sugar and the yellow balloon is artificial sweetener.

The info below came from a friend and a fellow "Pure" food advocate.

We're building a  movement of concerned citizens – parents, health care workers, small  business owners, farmers, and more – who care about what's in the food  we eat.
In October 2011, the  Just Label It campaign was formed when the Center for Food Safety filed a  petition with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to require the  labeling of all foods produced using genetic engineering. Days later, we  asked citizens from around the country to join us and tell the FDA to  "Just Label It." By our latest count, more than 980,000 Americans  have sent comments to the FDA urging them to label genetically engineered  foods. Help us reach one million by asking others to sign on at Just Label It. 

As always work smarter and not harder and take it on "prep at a time" !
Chef Jackie

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