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Friday, January 30, 2009

Fired Up Friday!

Today I’m all fired up…first off, time to save handmade! There is legislation going into effect on February 10 which could single-handedly kill the handmade toy industry, among other things.  Click here to read more and see what you can do to help the cause.

On to food matters…I meandered on over to Mom-101 last night, only to find myself especially fired up.  Have you heard the latest and greatest on the already-evil high fructose corn syrup?  Not only is it worse for you than plain old sugar and found in pretty much every food at the grocery store, but some of it has mercury.  Really?  Mercury?  Geesh.  Read more here.

Lastly, I just read a NY Times article about salt. Did you know 80% of the sodium in an average American’s diet comes from packaged and mass-produced restaurant food?  That is HIGH.  Only 11% is from salt you add in the kitchen or at the dinner table.  Go noodle on that. (Homemade noodling only, please – for your health’s sake.)


  1. I couldn’t agree more!! I’ve been so sad to see so many online handmade shops go out of business, ALREADY, because of this. Goodness gracious. Help save handmade is right.

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    I have always had huge issues with high fructose corn syrup and am very careful about it not being in the kids’ food (and my food for that matter). One more reason to be even more careful. I won’t even start on the salt subject…

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    I can’t stand the high-fructose corn syrup commercials! They are terribly misleading.

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