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Food Labeling

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 09.30.2014 | World
Mark Hyman, MD

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

Lawsuit Could Open Door For Litigation Against Deceptive Labeling

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coca-Cola's version of pomegranate juice is not quite the real thing, and a competitor has another chance to prove it in court. T...

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.

Companies Push Voluntary Labels On Modified Foods

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 02.06.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Large food companies are trying to head off state efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by propo...

Pepsi Rebrands 'Natural' Products With 'Simply'

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 01.28.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo has quietly gotten rid of the word "Natural" in some of its products and instead is going with "Simply." The company chan...

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.

All Eyes on Washington State for GE Food Labeling

Michele Simon | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green
Michele Simon

While some may prefer a national solution to labeling GE foods versus going state by state, history has shown that Washington, D.C. is gridlocked and we won't get movement at the federal level until the states take action on this issue.

GE Labeling in Illinois: What You Should Know and What You Can Do

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 10.05.2013 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

Whether you agree or disagree on whether GE foods cause cancer, tumors and other illnesses, 64 other countries require GE labeling! What do they know that we don't?

TAFTA (Part 2): Citizens of the Food Movement, Be Prepared!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Given that around 26 states in the U.S. have moved to enact more comprehensive labeling requirements for GMOs, any trade measures that could threaten the rights of U.S. citizens to democratically determine higher standards in food labeling, should be opposed.

TAFTA: Code Word 'Harmonization,' a Race to the Bottom or the Top?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The majority of binding and enforceable rulings of the WTO and those of other trade bodies such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) demonstrate a consistent pattern of lowering food, environmental, labor, or consumer safety standards in behest to trade agendas.

A Comprehensive Menu Labeling Standard Is Needed to Support Healthy Choices

Dan Glickman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Dan Glickman

When families go to restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and supermarkets, they should have the option to eat healthier food and the calorie information they need to make informed choices between various food options.

GMOs Gotta Go!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
SidneyAnne Stone

It becomes very disheartening to those of us actually trying to live a genuinely healthy lifestyle only to find out that the fruits and vegetables you've been consuming may well be as bad for you as the red meat you've been avoiding.

Ruminations on Aspartame and Milk

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Little rumination is required to reach this conclusion: Cows don't make aspartame. But they don't make strawberry flavoring, either. This is relevant to a debate that involves a petition by the dairy industry to the FDA to change what qualifies as milk.

Healthwashing With a Green Label

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

As the FDA and other government organizations continue to debate front of label systems, a new study suggests design and color deserve as much attention as the nutrition information itself if we are to really help consumers reach informed food choices.