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In the last few years, sales of natural and organic foods have become big business. Annual revenues have nearly tripled since 2001, and they now exceed $91 billion. Healthy food isn't just for hippies any more, and corporate America wants in on the action.
Climate denial has rightly lead many to unilaterally embrace science as the last bastion of rational thought in an increasingly contentious world. But the question is: Whose science?
Once again, the market and food producer's profits trump public health. How many people have been harmed while the FDA gave food companies time to reformulate?
Over the past year in Hawaii, County Council bills were drafted in response to community concerns about the planting of GM crops. In response, the agrochemical industry brought a number of 'hired guns' from out-of-state to paint a rosier picture of the GMO industry.
We are entitled to complete, full, and accurate information. We are entitled to our skepticism about an industry that moved from producing chemical weapons to food.
With demand for the company's carbonated and artificially flavored sugar water declining, hope for Coca-Cola's profitability has been increasingly resting on the brands it markets as healthier alternatives. But there's a problem.
Do not underestimate the power of your diet to influence your mental health and to lead you down a path of psychiatric care you may struggle to return from.
The food industry has a choice to make: stand with the chemical companies or stand with its consumers.
Do you want to know what's in the food you're eating? I do. Right now, the state of Washington is counting votes on Initiative 522 to determine if genetically-modified food will have to be labeled as such.
The junk food lobby's "federal solution" is to make it illegal for states to pass laws requiring GMO labeling. Period. End of story. This is not the way preemption is supposed to work.
A sincere investment of corporate money and influence to support labeling and really fight for it -- not just some easy greenwash PR only stating support for labeling -- could have a huge positive impact on public sentiment toward GMOs.
My family's company has donated over 2.3 million dollars to this cause because a win in Washington State will lead to national labeling. Whether you live in Washington, or elsewhere in the U.S., this is a food fight that affects all of us.
A new paradigm of sustainable agroecosystems is required, to meet community food security needs, and to satisfy the growing consumer demand for locally-grown, wholesome, toxic-free, and nutritious fruits and vegetables.
We have reported (here and here) on the mounting opposition by big Food and Ag to I-522, the Washington state ballot initiative to label genetically m...
Share this graphic from the Non-GMO Project with family and friends to provide a quick reference for avoiding GMOs in Halloween candy this year!...