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Top 10 Reasons to Label Genetically Engineered Foods

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

The third generation of hamsters fed genetically engineered soy suffered slower growth, a high mortality rate, and a bizarre birth defect: fur growing in their mouths. Many also lost the ability to have pups.

What's in a Name? The Power to Shift the Food System

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth McVay Greene

If a stable food system is one in which farmers produce what consumers want, consumers know what they're getting, and consumers' decisions influence farmers' production plans, then full disclosure seems necessary.

Are Food Labels Really Necessary?

Susan Yager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Yager

There is much to be said for knowledge and the ability to make educated choices. But the bottom line is that we are better off respecting our food than analyzing it.

How the Fast Food Industry Can Fight Obesity

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

Studies show that a majority of Americans know they are eating too much and actually wish to lose weight.

"Hands Off Nutella": Italian Uproar Over EU Food Label Law

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ROME — To Italians, Nutella is much more than chocolate-hazelnut spread. It's a cultural icon, the subject of memorable movie scenes, books and ...

9 Most Misleading Food Labels (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We believe in helping consumers make good choices about what they are eating, for themselves and the environment. Unfortunately, many food companies u...

"Humanewashing" Industrial Agribusiness

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

Contrary to the Rose Acre's cheerful claims, our investigator found birds with broken bones and untreated, prolapsed uteruses; mummified corpses in cages with live hens; and abandoned hens who had fallen into manure pits.

Govt. Slaps Kellogg For Unproven Health Claims On Cereal -- Again

WalletPop | Mitch Lipka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When it comes to claims about its cereals, Kellogg should just stick with "Snap, crackle and pop." The food maker has yet again run afoul of the feder...

NYT Editorial: Time To Crack Down On Dishonest Food Labels

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, has said one of her priorities is to improve the information on food packa...

FDA Could Take Foods Over Shelves Over Inaccurate Labeling

Mother Nature Network | Robin Shreeves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Seventeen food manufacturers, including a few that produce organic products, have been issued warning letters by the FDA about their front-of-package ...

5 Steps To More Intimacy...With Your Food

Joseph Satto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Satto

Hens that are 'Cage Free' or 'Free Range' don't necessarily ever make it outside and an egg by definition is from a farm of some sort.

Reading Food Labels: 9 Ways They Can Trick You

The Daily Green | Dan Shapley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's a fact of the grocery store that the most healthy food often has the least marketing muscle behind it. The best source of fiber and vitamins are ...

Front Food Labels are Misleading: FDA is Ready to Tackle Food Manufacturers

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

The next time you head out for food shopping, read the ingredients on the side or back label. The ingredients will give you a better idea if the product you are about to buy is healthy or not.

"Smart Choices" Food Labeling Program Halts Over FDA Concern

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(AP) PORTLAND, Ore. - A food industry group is voluntarily halting promotion of its nutrition labeling program after federal regulators said such syst...

Organic, Heritage, Sustainable -- When Talking Turkey, Does it Matter?

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

If turkey is on your holiday menu, what then should you buy? 
When looking for the right bird, or any poultry for that matter, there is much to consider.

FDA Crack-down on Food Packaging Claims and Logos

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

After helping clients navigate the grocery store aisles and teaching them how to interpret a package, I was convinced that we needed something to truly help the consumer find healthy food.

8 Puzzling Food Labels

forbes.com | Joel Kotkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If you are like the typical hurried consumer, chances are you don't spend much time considering food labels. And sometimes it can be hard to understan...

'Smart Choices' Food Labels Are Deceptive

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Wouldn't it be nice if foods came with labels to explain how healthy they are? Well, yes, you're right: They do. OK, but wouldn't it be even nicer if ...

New Healthy Food Label Goes To... Froot Loops?

nytimes.com | WILLIAM NEUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new food-labeling campaign called Smart Choices, backed by most of the nation's largest food manufacturers, is "designed to help shoppers easily ide...

Why It's So Hard Not To Be Fat

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Fat, sugar and salt; the triple threat to our waistlines... and health. Mere decades ago, the food industry made a conscious choice to seduce the Amer...

Vote First, Eat Later

Susanne Freidberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susanne Freidberg

Eating is not voting. Equating these two vital activities devalues both.

FDA Considers Placing Food Labels In Plain Sight

Associated Press | Andrew Bridges | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If an increasingly overweight America's eyes are bigger than its stomach, then placing more nutritional information in plain sight could allow shopper...