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All the way back in 2008, Pom Wonderful sued Coca-Cola for misleading marketing of Minute Maid “pomegranate blueberry” juice. The juice contains 0.3% pomegranate juice and 0.2% blueberry juice.  It took about 7 years, including major setbacks where lower courts had rejected POM Wonderful’s right to sue, but the US Supreme Court itself reversed an earlier 9th Circuit decision, and affirmed that POM Wonderful can proceed with its suit.  Perseverance and conviction paid off.

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New research confirms that juice is not a good substitute for actual fruit consumption, according to the New York Times Well Blog. Juice has a high glycemic index, so it can spike up your blood sugar levels. In contrast, fruit with its fiber and pulp absorbs itself into the bloodstream at a slower pace. And certain fruits like blueberries help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Read the full story after the jump.

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This article by Marc Bitman provides interesting food for thought that breaks through the facile assumption that all industrial food production is necessarily evil. 

Machine-harvesting tomatoes at Rominger Brothers Farms in Winters, Calif.

 

 

 

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Conscious Capitalism

Published under Do the KIND Thing, Food Industry Apr 04, 2013

USA Today follows the rising trend of “capitalism with a conscience,” highlighting KIND among other great brands, like Starbucks and Whole Foods.

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New research finds that the Mediterranean diet, rich with olive oil and nuts, significantly improves heart health. Read the full WSJ story after the jump.

Spotted by Daniel Lubetzky, by Julianna Storch

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