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Long John Silver Worst Meal In America
2013-07-02 15:31:00

The lobbying group Center for Science in the Public Interest has called Long John Silver's "Big Catch" menu item the "worst restaurant meal in America."

Wrigley Pulls Alert Energy Gum As FDA Launches Probe Into Caffeine-Laced Food
2013-05-09 11:35:25

For whatever reason, food and drink makers have been actively pursuing ways to put caffeine into otherwise caffeine-free products including Cracker Jacks, potato chips and chewing gum. Wrigley, for instance, recently launched Alert Energy Caffeine Gum which contains 40 milligrams of caffeine — about as much as a half cup of coffee — in each piece.

Quality Of US Fast Food Still Abysmal
2013-05-07 12:08:12

A new study reveals that while some modest improvements have been made in recent years, the overall quality of US fast food remains abysmal.

Wrigley Chewing Gum Now Has Caffeine, Watchdog Calls For Action
2013-04-30 07:47:39

While the FDA continues its investigations into caffeinated drinks, another group is taking a swing at a much different caffeinated product. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has called out Wrigley for its latest addition to the chewing gum market.

Restaurant Meals For Kids Loaded With Excess Calories And Fat
2013-03-28 13:52:16

Childhood obesity continues to be a problem. A report released by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says that chain restaurants are not doing enough to help kids - and parents - make good choices. And that those restaurants are contributing to the problem.

FDA Urged To Limit Soft Drink Sugar Levels
2013-02-14 09:16:09

Consumer groups, scientists, and health-advocacy organizations recently urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider determining safe limits of high-fructose corn syrup and other forms of sugar in soft drinks.

Consumer Group CSPI Reveals 2013 Xtreme Eating Awards – Foods Packed With Calories
2013-01-16 11:54:50

Each January Americans everywhere are busy making their New Year’s resolutions, resolving to quit that unhealthy smoking habit, stop procrastinating quite so much, or making amends to get into the gym a little more often. But perhaps the most popular resolution has to do with food.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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