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Climate Change This Week: Rising Health Risks and Heat, Rising Renewables, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the US is cooler than normal, but the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, which is hotter than normal.

These 10 Companies Control The World's Food

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The agriculture and food production industry employed more than one billion people as of last year, or a third of the global workf...

Peanut Butter Cheerios Campaign's Spot-On Portrayal of Fathers

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

General Mills Canada recognizes that the company doesn't have to denigrate dads to sell a product. This campaign reflects the growing influence of dads as moms' partners in raising children in all aspects of domestic life.

3 Simple Steps Towards Mindfulness

General Mills | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
General Mills

After 22 years in the workforce, I recently set out on a quest for a greater sense of purpose in my job. What I found had a profound impact on my life both at work and at home. Enter: Mindfulness.

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?

'Green News Report' - July 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration approves sonic cannons for offshore oil exploratio...

Kellogg and General Mills Should Come Clean About Their Climate Lobbying

Ben Grossman-Cohen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Ben Grossman-Cohen

If General Mills and Kellogg are serious about their commitment to addressing climate change they will come clean about their position on the President's Climate Action plan and exactly what they are doing about it.

The 3 Things You Can Do to Help Make a Brand Support Equality

Dr. Alexander Haldemann | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Dr. Alexander Haldemann

Although many brands support LGBT causes without pressure from the public, many do not. Why? Decisions about taking a side on equality often have to do with straight-forward number crunching.

Is a School Breakfast of Multi-Grain Lucky Charms Better Than No Breakfast at All?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

In the new documentary Fed Up, author and journalist Michael Pollan reminds us that: "Junk is still junk, even when it's less junky." If you want to see what Pollan is talking about, soon all you'll need to do is walk into a classroom in a low-income school district at breakfast time.

General Mills Is Looking A Little Desperate With Cheerios Protein

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business

General Mills is giving Cheerios a protein boost in hopes of strengthening soggy sales. The newest offshoot of the 73-year-old cereal brand, "Cheer...

General Mills Reverses Controversial Policy

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business

General Mills has reversed a new policy that sparked outrage among consumers. General Mills last week revealed a new rule that prevented people fr...

Ethnic Diversity Influencing America's Culinary Experience

Jennifer Fields | Posted 06.01.2014 | Home
Jennifer Fields

Is the growth and presence of both populations influencing the culinary landscape in America?

Ad Researchers are Rethinking Their Role

Mike Smith | Posted 05.31.2014 | Media
Mike Smith

From where do we draw inspiration? Some say creative development in advertising is intuition or a gut feeling. Others may say it's an insight provided...

Got Science? Momentum Building for Deforestation-Free Palm Oil

Seth Shulman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Seth Shulman

You need to know that palm oil, derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree, is a sought-after ingredient for thousands of products from snack foods to shampoo. Its versatility and low cost have made it the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. But, so far, palm oil's popularity has come at a terrible price.

Marketing Masquerading as Science

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The real danger here is that the food industry knows exactly how to sweet-talk health professionals -- and their respective organizations -- into joining their ranks in order to be "part of the solution."

GMO Labeling: A Movement in Motion

Jennifer Fields | Posted 04.06.2014 | Home
Jennifer Fields

There's a movement on the horizon that has its eye on the ingredient lists of CPG packaging and QSR menus. In fact, it's well in motion.

Box Tops Help Big Food's Bottom Line

Andy Bellatti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The educational environment should not serve as a blank canvas for food industry advertisers. While Box Tops for Education may appear to be a philanthropic effort, it is yet another example of industry's incessant and predatory -- and worse, school-sanctioned -- marketing to children.

Here's Some Good News For Calorie Counters

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts by an average of 78 per person, a new study says, more t...

Cheerios Make Huge Move

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Original Cheerios, one of America's favorite breakfast cereals, will now be GMO-free. In a major move, General Mills posted on its website today that ...

The Food Ties That Bind: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013 Conference

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Dietitians for Professional Integrity released "The Food Ties That Bind," a report that details the messaging Big Food shared with dietitians at 2013 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo.

Children Are Eating Too Much Sugar, but Halloween Is Not to Blame

Andy Bellatti | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

While there is certainly reason to be concerned with American children's sugar consumption, our focus should be on the staple foods and beverages that are relentlessly marketed to them, not an annual holiday.

4 'Healthwashing' Pitfalls To Watch Out For

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Truly unprocessed food doesn't need to toot its own horn with meaningless call outs and claims, nor is it composed of a litany of ingredients, including artificial flavoring and neon-bright dyes. Above all, remember: The front of a product's packaging is pure marketing -- ingredient lists tell the true tale.

Lisa Belkin

Working Mother Magazine Announces 100 Best Companies Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents

The “2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies” list is out today, and, as always, it is a reflection of both the importance and the limitations of ...

Is a Nutritionism Approach to Marketing to Children the Best We Can Do?

Michele Simon | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

Some argue that as long as we are up against such powerful forces, why not use cartoon characters to get kids to eat their veggies? But let's not confuse well-meaning adults trying to get kids to eat right with multi-national corporations targeting children to hook them on a lifetime of consumerism.

Closets Are for Clothes, Not Brands

Crystal Bennett | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Crystal Bennett

Given my personal and professional passion for branding (as owner of a brand design agency), paired with lots of contemplation on gay rights, I have been curious about how the two intersect.