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Other countries have advised that children not consume Allura Red AC, a common US food coloring additive

allura red AC

Also known as FD&C Red. No. 40 Calcium Lake and FD&C Red. No. 40 Aluminum Lake, Allura Red AC is America’s favorite red. It’s the color of so many unreal foods that, for junk foodies like myself, somehow taste like comfort and joy. Sometimes, when I’m eating candy, I imagine I enjoy it so much because […]

Fruits and Veggies to Boost Immune Health: Guest Post

Readers: This is a guest post by David Novak, for your information only. Jenna is paying forward these suggestions and thanks Novak for his contribution to Call Me Old Fashioned. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is the natural way to boost your immune system. Good-tasting produce are nature’s way of keeping you healthy, and a […]

What is this? Determining the identity of your food

what is this

America’s food culture has morphed into a troubling maze of health claims, confusing polysyllabic ingredients, and debates about genetically modified foods, organic v. non-organic, and local v. not local. Some writers, such as Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman, have attempted to simplify food choices by encouraging readers to “keep it simple” when it comes to […]