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Watered-down lemon juice making advocates sour

Lemon on white backgrounLemon juice is a kitchen staple, used in cooking, baking, and flavoring in many recipes, and many cooks opt for the convenience of bottled lemon juice, rather than keeping fresh fruit on hand. Recently, the National Consumers League has discovered that not all bottled lemon juice products are what they claim to be.

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Considering raw milk? Not so fast

Fresh milk pouring into a glassWith the recent outbreak of foodborne illness -- which has sickened at least 80 -- caused by raw milk, more attention has been drawn to this contentious issue. Advocates of drinking raw milk claim that it has increased health benefits not available in milk that has been commercially pasteurized. With all the rhetoric surrounding the topic, it can be difficult for consumers to get a straight answer about raw milk. Here are some basic things you should know to make healthy decisions for you and your family.

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Egg inspection bill good news for consumers (and hens!)

Dozens of hens in battery cagesThere's a new bipartisan-supported bill in Congress that would improve our food safety and the quality of life of egg-laying hens. It would also empower consumers with the knowledge they need to make choices about the eggs they purchase for their families. It's a win-win for consumers and animal welfare allies.

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