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New study finds little-know pesticide in four out of five people tested

It’s important to know about and reduce your exposure to pesticides. Growing up on a farm, I saw the effects pesticide exposure can have on health. A little-known pesticide, chlormequat, was found in four out of five people tested, in a new study by the Environmental Working Group. Its research tested 96 people for chlormequat, finding it in 77 of them. Read more →


Price gouging from food industry keeps food prices up, watchdog group says

The latest consumer-price index report from the U.S. Labor Department shows while inflation continued to go down in January, more progress was held back by stubbornly high food prices burdening everyday families. Price hikes on food have been a greed-motivated choice by the food industry for wealthy investors. Read more →


Best and worst Super Bowl ads 2024

The Super Bowl ads this year followed a similar pattern of previous years: just a few good ones, many bad ones, a lot of silly ones, and my biggest complaint – violence being used to sell products and services. Years ago, I didn’t like Betty White being tacked onto the ground to sell Snickers bars and seniors being victimized in ads. Read more →


How to reduce the amount of plastic you eat

Although I’ve written a number of times about how to eat less plastic, it’s time to take a look at it again. Recent research offers more information for your consideration. Consumer Reports recent research showed that in addition to plastic leaching from containers into food, there’s actually chemicals from plastic in food. Read more →


What to buy and not buy in February

Since many people emptied out their pocketbooks for holiday spending, by the time February rolls around, they’re probably still paying off their credit cards. However, there are big opportunities to shop and save in February. Here are some suggestions from DealNews.com on what bargains to look for in February: Read more →


Danger: A paper towel can catch fire in a microwave when wrapped around food

It was terrible. Smoke was rolling out of the vent in my microwave. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I followed the directions on the package of Thai Style Spring Rolls by Lucky Foods. It said: Wrap frozen spring rolls in paper towel, place on microwave safe dish. Heat for 1.5 minutes, flip and continue heating for an additional 1.5 min. Read more →


Top 10 articles on my blog for 2023

As each year ends, I like to look back on which articles were the most popular on my blog. It’s rewarding to write articles that help people. I’m glad to see that the top article from last year was on dangerous infant sleep and infant products. Thank you for your readership during 2023. I’m looking forward writing more articles throughout 2024. Read more →


Nearly 5 million portable blenders are being recalled due to possible fire and laceration risks

It’s a huge recall that’s making the front pages of newspapers as well as TV newscasts. I saw the blender at Costco and considered buying it. My old blender gave out, so I’m making smoothies in my food processor, which takes time to clean. I usually check out appliance purchases at Consumer Reports, so I skipped the impulse purchase. Read more →


Facts and figures for the holidays 2023

Millions of people around the world are excited about the holidays. Shopping for gifts, gathering with friends and family, and attending religious events heighten excitement this time of year. Americans are expected to spend between 3 percent and 4 percent more in 2023 than last year, about $957.3 billion and $966.6 billion, according to a survey. Read more →


Happy Thanksgiving

Best wishes on this national holiday for gratitude and giving thanks. I hope you’re able to join with family or friends to celebrate. Ninety-seven percent of Americans say they’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving, with 26 percent saying they’ll be hosting, according to WalletHub.com, a personal finance website. About 40 million Thanksgiving meals will include a turkey being served. Read more →