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Old 01-20-2014, 04:19 PM   #11
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Read your labels, trust them. I wonder how many subscriptions she sold with that blog. "Food Babe" is not an expert in anything but blogging.
At best she is just another alarmist who fails to qualify on any plane as an expert.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:38 PM   #12
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It really wasn't the Food Babe site that was providing the information. It was more the link she provided to Glaucus Research. This is the link I should have provided.
https://glaucusresearch.com/consumer-watchdog-reports/
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:51 PM   #13
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:01 PM   #14
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Well, I've drunk tea all my life (prefer it loose to teabags but needs must sometimes), Strong "black" tea with only a hint of milk, no sugar and none of those namby-pamby flavours (mango flavoured tea? - why?) and 8-10 cups a day. I'm probably so tanned inside that the nasties can't penetrate. Anyway in 3 weeks I will be officially an old woman and on borrowed time (according to my new doctor). WTH. I shall continue living dangerously.
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:11 PM   #15
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It really wasn't the Food Babe site that was providing the information. It was more the link she provided to Glaucus Research. This is the link I should have provided.
https://glaucusresearch.com/consumer-watchdog-reports/
Glaucus is a financial/investment watchdog group. I have to wonder where they get their information from.
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:28 PM   #16
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Glaucus is a financial/investment watchdog group. I have to wonder where they get their information from.

Further reading shows that Glaucus had a significant financial benefit to be realized if the price of Tevana stock dropped significantly.

Starbucks purchased Teavana for about a quarter of a billion dollars and plans to open a bunch of tea houses across the country. I have no proof but I think Starbucks did a thorough investigation before spending that kind of money.

I think I'll reserve judgement until an objective and qualified opinion can be provided.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:08 PM   #17
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When I'm searching for research-based information on health and food topics, I use Google advanced search to restrict the results to government or university sites, like this:

site:*.edu

site:*.gov

I'm pretty skeptical of sites that don't describe the writer's credentials and that try to sell me something or make money based on my viewing their pages.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:47 PM   #18
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I had similar doubts about that article, but I hadn't really thought about reading the ingredients on tea. Like MC, I don't drink flavoured tea, unless you count Earl Grey as flavoured.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:53 PM   #19
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I agree. You really have to be careful where you search for information.

I get a lot of good info from the Mayo Clinic site. Including food related topics.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #20
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I don't drink flavored teas, either. I'm really not concerned by the miniscule amounts being reported. I bet I breathe more (unwanted chemicals) in with each breath than there is in the tea.
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