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Dear Supermarket Manager 2.0…

Yesterday, I wrote to advise you of a new scam being perpetrated on your customers by major food manufacturers: the promulgation of plastic bottles with dangerously thin walls which can burst on opening. Now, I’ve got another bone to pick…

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Dear Supermarket Manager…

I’ve commented before in this space about how food product makers ‘downsize’ their wares to sneakily raise the price. Now, I just have to expose another deception the beverage makers have started using to save a few cents a unit while deceiving customers about their motives…

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Canada Dry: A Titan Is Fallen?

Canada Dry, the iconic Ginger Ale brand that actually started in Canada and took the world by a storm of amber bubbles, has been laid low – image wise – after the company that owns it decided to buckle under the threat of a court case and settle with members of a class action suit over its recipe.

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Fast Food Week!

Here we are, barely into the new year, and the Burger Marketing Wars are back on in full force. McDonalds, Firehouse Subs and Dunkins have new Sandwiches for January. Pizza Hut and Denny’s have new menu items. And the Impossible Burger 2.0 is coming…

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Why We Like Coffee When We Shouldn’t

It’s true, science tells us. And it’s also a nutty, counter-intuitive notion that we humans should enjoy drinking such a bitter, astringent brew. Bitterness perception is a natural warning system to protect us from harmful substances, so we really shouldn’t like coffee…

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The New ‘See Food’ Diet?

You’ve probably heard the joke about a woman who tells a friend she’s on a new ‘Seafood’ diet but can’t seem to lose any weight. Oh? says the friend. “Yah. When I see Food, I eat it.” But it turns out that there may be some truth in that hoary jest. And researchers say the effect works directly on your brain…

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