Applegate Recalls 15,000 Pounds Of Chicken Nuggets That May Contain Plastic Nuggets

Applegate Recalls 15,000 Pounds Of Chicken Nuggets That May Contain Plastic Nuggets

If you prefer your chicken nuggets to be antibiotic-free and plastic shard-free, it’s time to check your freezer: Perdue’s Applegate Naturals brand has recalled more than 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after customers complained that they contained pieces of plastic. [More]

20 Lawsuits From Across U.S. Say Tropicana's "Natural" Claim Is Pulp Fiction

20 Lawsuits From Across U.S. Say Tropicana's "Natural" Claim Is Pulp Fiction

Back in January, we reported on a lawsuit from a California woman against Tropicana, claiming that the juice makers shouldn’t be marketing its products as “natural,” as extensive processing changes its “essential nature.” Now a slew of around 20 lawsuits from across our fair nation have popped up to chime in, claiming the company adds chemically engineered “flavor packs” to the juice. [More]

Ben & Jerry's Dropping "All Natural" From Labels

Ben & Jerry's Dropping "All Natural" From Labels

After the Center for Science in the Public Interest complained last month that “all natural” doesn’t include things like alkalized cocoa and hydrogenated oil, Ben & Jerry’s announced yesterday that it will stop using the phrase on its ice cream cartons. [More]

Make It Yourself

Make It Yourself

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Make Yourself Beautiful With Bird Poop, Bull Semen, And Gold

Make Yourself Beautiful With Bird Poop, Bull Semen, And Gold

Sure, in the interest of eternal youth and beauty, you can inject your face with collagen or botulism toxins. Or you could try something really disgusting! Treehugger.com rounded up eight of the most disgusting “natural” beauty treatments out there. Mmm, placenta.

Help, There Are Bugs In My Kitty Litter!

Help, There Are Bugs In My Kitty Litter!

Dawn is freaked out because when she got up this morning, she found bugs in her cat’s litter box. She called the company that makes the litter to ask them what to do, and they offered coupons but no real explanation. “Maybe some of your readers have had the same experience and could help me figure out what to do,” she writes. “Thanks!”

Our Egg Nog Is Made Exactly Like It Was In 1898! With HFCS!

Our Egg Nog Is Made Exactly Like It Was In 1898! With HFCS!

Reader Sarah got a laugh from her egg nog this morning. The package says the ingredients are all natural, just “exactly” like when “Grandfather started our dairy business in 1898.”

'No Need To Stir' Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Requires Stirring, Or A Straw

'No Need To Stir' Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Requires Stirring, Or A Straw

As any convenience-seeking American knows, the bane of natural peanut butter is its tendency to separate into an unspreadable sludge of crushed peanut and an eager-to-spill pond of oil. You have to stir the two together to get back to the peanut butter texture you’ve come to expect from the hybridized brands. Skippy says they’ve solved the problem, but based on the two jars one customer bought, they’re plain nuts (wocka wocka!).

Just Because It Says "Organic" Doesn't Mean It Won't Give You A Ton Of Cancer

Just Because It Says "Organic" Doesn't Mean It Won't Give You A Ton Of Cancer

Here at the Consumerist we’re not trying to tell you that you need to buy organic soap, but if you do want organic soap… we think you should get what you’re paying for.

Clorox Buys Burt's Bees

Clorox Buys Burt's Bees

Clorox is sick of being unnatural so it’s going to pay $925 million in cash for natural skin care products manufacturer Burt’s Bees.

What Is The Definition of "Real Kraft Cheese"?

What Is The Definition of "Real Kraft Cheese"?

Kraft, like many food makers, often walks a fine line with its marketing, testing the limits of federal labeling regulations that are often vague or confusing.