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Food Labeling

Why The New GMO Food-Labeling Law Is So Controversial

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.20.2016 | Taste
Teen Vogue

By Lily Puckett for Teen Vogue. Courtesy of CNP Montrose Do you really know what you're eating? On July 1, Vermont becomes the first state...

The Legal Ramifications of the 'Natural' Food Label Fight and What It Means for You

Shagha Tousi | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Shagha Tousi

While it is impossible to predict with any certainty what this year will bring, 2016 is shaping up to be a pretty active year in the food labeling world.

Is the Senate About to Pass a Law That Discriminates Against Over Half of Americans?

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

What would you think of a law that clearly discriminates against rural Americans, lower income Americans, minorities and the elderly -- no chance of getting passed, right? Wrong. The Senate is poised to pass such a bill.

QR Codes Aren't The Solution: GMO Labels Are

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Rather than setting up a cumbersome new technological platform, why not just add a label to food packages indicating that a product contains GMO ingredients?

The High Tech Hijacking of GMO Food Labeling

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

Despite the industrial food complex spending hundreds of millions on lobbying against labeling, three states have responded to the call from their voters and passed labeling laws. Vermont's laws will require that companies start labeling by July, 2016.

Is It Junk Food And Soda That Are Making Us Fat?

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayda Ersoy

The solution is to educate ourselves and give real attention to what we are eating. Knowledge of nutrition can save you time, and money, and certainly your health.

Bacon Causes Cancer...and Complacence

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

We can choose to be informed. We can choose to reduce harm to ourselves and the planet by eating less meat. And we can choose not to be complacent about industries that pollute our bodies and our environment.

The National Academy of Sugar

Marty Kaplan | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Marty Kaplan

It's hard enough to keep up with changing nutritional guidelines. But unless you're an expert, it's damn near impossible to tell the difference between independent research and research ginned up by trade groups and marketers.

State Rights, or Big Government and Monsanto Run Amok? House Republicans Will Choose.

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

For House Republicans, this week may be a major test as to whether their devotion to state's rights is a foundational principle for which they stand, or mere hypocritical rhetoric to be tossed aside when a few major corporations want to improve their bottom line.

2015 Means New FDA Calorie Labeling on Menus

Dan Glickman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Readily available calorie information is crucial for consumers to be able to make informed food choices throughout the day as they get their food from a variety of venues. Our nation is facing rising rates of obesity and chronic disease that continue to push health care spending higher.

Food Labeling Fatigue

Julie Gunlock | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Julie Gunlock

Food activists are free to pursue ballot initiatives. They are free to harass food manufacturers into compliance with their many outrageous demands. But voters should know that this comes at a cost--to large and small food companies, farmers, and mostly it costs you, the consumer.

WTF Does 'Humanely Raised' Mean?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Taste

If you can explain this term, please share.

Four Ways Other Countries Are Successfully Tackling Obesity. Take Note, America

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Mark Hyman, MD

In 2000, Australia implemented a 10 percent tax on soda, candy and white flour bakery products.

The Ridiculously Long List Of Food Labels That Makes Shopping Impossible

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Taste

We're so hungry.

Proposed Food Label Changes a Win With Physician

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

The impetus for change is to make nutritional information easier to understand, so that consumers can pick up products on the grocery shelf and easily determine if it's a good choice for themselves and their family. However, nutrition labeling is tricky for a variety of reasons.

Christina Wilkie

Michelle Obama Wins Big Against Powerful Corporate Interests

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama announced sweeping changes to the "Nutrition Facts" label on most packaged foods on Thursday, marking a major ...

The Other NRA: National Restaurant Association Eviscerates the Rights of Customers, Workers, and Children

Michele Simon | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Michele Simon

Food movement leaders tend to stick to their specific issues, whether it's advocating for healthy food, fighting for workers' rights or curbing marketing to children. There is one organization that conveniently provides us with one giant target for all of them: the National Restaurant Association.

Genetically Misunderstood Organisms: The Debate Rages On... (Part 2)

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 02.17.2014 | Home
Jennifer Schwab

I don't necessarily think GMOs are bad, but I sure do believe we are entitled to know what is in the food that we eat. If a food product contains GMOs, there should be a sticker, label or ID on the package that is plainly visible, letting shoppers know before they purchase the product!

Genetically Misunderstood Organisms: The Debate Rages On... (Part 1)

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Jennifer Schwab

Human intervention in growing food crops is really part of our history. For hundreds, perhaps even thousands of years, we have modified and improved crop varieties to meet our ever-evolving tastes and needs.

How Much Do Food Labels Matter?

Posted 11.21.2013 | Healthy Living

All those major corporations currently fighting against GMO labeling might really have a reason to be worried. As the debate over GMO labeling rages o...

7 Shocking Facts About Food Industry Marketing You Should Know

BuiltLean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

These companies are not trying to make you healthy -- they are trying to sell you a product. With that in mind, let's take a look at a few ways these manufacturers can lure you into thinking their prepackaged, processed foods are better for you than they really are.

Arin Greenwood

Science Aside, How's The GMO-Free Food?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.31.2013 | Taste

So how's non-GMO food? In one word: Good.

Jared Gilmour

Protesters Tossed Real Piles Of Money Around Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some 2,000 dollar bills fluttered from the fifth-floor balcony of the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday, falling upon activists wh...

Your Right to Know - GE Labeling Hearing In Chicago 9/17

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 11.13.2013 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

Over the summer hearings have taken place in Illinois, where defenders of our right to know have taken the stage against GMO labeling opponents. The outcome of these hearings will determine whether GE foods are labeled in Illinois. What are GE foods? Why should you care?

Reasonable Certainty of No Harm?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The FDA could easily ban unnecessary ingredients like partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, mycoprotein, Red 3, and BHA. And it could set safe conditions of use on substances like sugar and salt. But the FDA has done nothing about, or has even defended, each of those unsavory substances.