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FTC Settlement With Green Coffee Extract Maker Includes $3.5-Million Fine

TV’s Dr. Oz says that he personally believes unroasted green coffee is a “miracle” and a “fat-burner,” but he accepts no money for promoting it. He is also very specific in saying that consumers should purchase only those green coffee extracts carrying either the Green Coffee Antioxidant (GCA®) or Svetol® trademarks. Austin, TX-based Applied Food… Continue Reading

For Fruits and Veggies, the Choice Should Be Easy


Choosing healthy food is complicated for consumers when they are faced with conflicting recommendations. In the case of the healthiest foods – fruits and vegetables – the choice should be very easy. Consumers simply should be eating more. Whether organically or conventionally grown, consumers can choose either with confidence. Unfortunately, this very simple “eat more”… Continue Reading

Schumer Calls for Juice Standards

Carefully skirting the arsenic-in-the-apple-juice scare sparked last week by TV doctor Mehmet Oz, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, has called on the FDA to set standards for imported juice concentrates, and to step up inspection of concentrates from countries such as China that are known to use inorganic arsenic in pesticides. “While there is no… Continue Reading

Oz Pesticide Warning Untrue, Says Produce Industry

If your kids were looking for reasons not to eat their fruits and vegetables, you better hope they were not watching the popular daytime TV show “Dr. Oz” last Friday.     Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiac surgeon from Cleveland, turned his Friday show into a warning about pesticides, labeling apples, spinach and peaches as… Continue Reading