03 Jul '11, 2pm

Organic Hot Dog Labels Mislead Consumers: Photo: rob_rob_2001 Just in time for the Fourth of July, let's take a...

Just in time for the Fourth of July, let's take a closer look at hot dogs. Are they dangerous? What about organic and natural products? Recently The New York Times examined some misleading hot dog labels. Consumers are especially concerned with avoiding nitrates and nitrites because of their link to cancer but it turns out confusing labeling could be giving us a false sense of security. Nitrates and nitrites are used in the processing of meat to provide the color and taste we've all grown accustomed to in our dogs. They're also used to kill bacteria and prevent botulism. Conventional hot dogs use sodium nitrite, the synthetic version of the additive, while natural and organic versions use celery powder or celery juice to preserve their product. But in fact both have healthy doses of nitrate, according to The New York Times . The New York Times reports: A study published ea...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/organic-hot-dog-l...

Tweets

Organic Hot Dog Labels Mislead Consumers

treehugger.com 03 Jul '11, 2pm

Nitrates and nitrites are used in the processing of meat to provide the color and taste we've all grown accustomed to in o...

Did Americans Always Love Hot Dogs? Not Really

Did Americans Always Love Hot Dogs? Not Really

care2.com 04 Jul '11, 12pm

But as we Americans may have our misgivings about hot dogs, or at least concerns about its unexplained contents, we still ...

Nice list! IfUwant try #organic wines! Green your drinks this holiday weekend #july4th

Nice list! IfUwant try #organic wines! Green yo...

alternativeconsumer.com 03 Jul '11, 4pm

4th of July is a time for celebrating and often goes hand in hand with imbibing in beer, wine and distilled spirits. Thoug...

Dog and Elephant are Best Friends (Video)

Dog and Elephant are Best Friends (Video)

care2.com 10 Jul '11, 1am

Just saw this story on TV in Australia the other night ... Such a feel good story, it really warmed my heart. Theres a lot...

New Green Cuisine: 3 of The Best Organic White Wines We've Tried

New Green Cuisine: 3 of The Best Organic White ...

thedailygreen.com 08 Jul '11, 6pm

Especially on a summer afternoon, there's nothing like a refreshing glass of white wine. Here are some of the organic whit...