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Stay True, Starbucks

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Concealing information from the general public does not empower but rather removes the freedom to make informed choices. We should all be concerned when corporations and government join forces to decide what they will share and not share with the public.

A Latte GMOs

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Recently on Facebook there has been a petition going around from sumofus.org asking Starbucks and Green Coffee to withdraw their support for the lawsu...

Is the Grocery Manufacturers Association a Relic?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.14.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage, and consumer-product companies, but is it a relic of the 20th century?

Farmland and Fed Up: Two Documentaries, Two Reactions From Big Food

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

With these movies, we see two reactions by Big Agriculture and Big Food to documentaries sounding the alarm about America's systemic problems with food, from how it's produced, marketed, and regulated to its final impact on eaters suffering from a growing list of ailments. But both responses are ultimately problematic.

Christina Wilkie

Food Lobby Creates Stealth Campaign To Attack Anti-Obesity Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The world's largest food industry lobbying group is waging a stealth campaign to discredit the highly anticipated anti-obesity documenta...

Big Food Companies Push To Label GMOs As 'Natural'

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

By Carey Gillam Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents more than 300 food companies, is preparing ...

David Bronner Versus the GMO Goliath

Deborah King | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Deborah King

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.

Junk Food Companies Dish up More Anti-GMO Labeling Dough

Kim O'Donnel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kim O'Donnel

With just six days left until Washington state voters decide on I-522, the ballot initiative to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs), money for the opposition continues to pour in.

Corporations Spending Millions To Fight GMO Measure

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Eric M. Johnson and Carey Gillam SEATTLE/KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct 29 (Reuters) - Major U.S. food and chemical companies are pouring mi...

Huge GMO News

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Ocean Robbins

Nobody knows what's going to happen in Washington between now and November 5. But from Mexico, to Hawaii and to the 64 nations that already have GMO labeling, this tide just might be turning.

Are Junk Food Corporations Hiding Behind Lobbyists to Stop GE Food Labeling in Washington State?

Michele Simon | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

The success of well-known brands such as Coca-Cola and Kraft Foods depends greatly on positive public relations. It makes even more sense now for GMA to do its members' bidding given how controversial opposing GE food labeling has become for the food industry.

When College Is Not Just A Degree, But An Incubator for Entrepreneurs

Julian Naranjo | Posted 08.13.2013 | College
Julian Naranjo

The current debate over the value of a college education has an oversimplified and often unbalanced equation at its heart. Today's calculation has be...

Mind-Boggling Nutrition Guidance? You Betcha'!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The National Consumers League, claiming to represent consumers' interests, issued a press release this week announcing they had submitted a complaint to the FDA, asking the agency to banish NuVal from the nation's supermarkets.

Using PR Playbook to Keep Us in the Dark About Health Insurance Coverage

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you wonder why the health insurance industry has to set up front groups and secretly funnel cash to industry-funded coalitions to influence public policy, take a look at the most recent results of the Kaiser Family Foundation's monthly Health Tracking Poll.

Food Safety Bill Stalled By Tom Coburn, Small Farm Interests

The New York Times | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But the Senate has still not acted to fix many of the flaws in the nation's food safety system -- although a bill to do so has broad bipartisan suppor...

PepsiCo CEO: Saint or Sinner When It Comes to Our Health?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

A decade ago, getting food behemoths to even think about supporting healthier fare was a very tough task. Yet today we're seeing a new wave both in government and business toward "healthy living policies."

Obesity Initiative Sends Food Companies Scrambling

Marion Nestle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marion Nestle

Food companies wanting to do something to prevent childhood obesity are in a bind. Preventing obesity means staying active, eating real, not processed...

Michelle Obama WOWS At Grocery Manufacturers Forum (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

*Scroll down for updated photos* The first lady welcomed spring sartorially--and incorporated a few of her favorite clothing features--in a sleevel...

The New Policy Battlefield: All Eyes On Coca-Cola And Social Media PR

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

If you want to see how future national policy wars will be fought, keep your eye on Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association. Over the next few years sugar will become the new tobacco.

A Moon Mission For Safer Plastics?

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

From what the chemical and packaging industries have been saying in response to questions about the safety of certain products, American innovation may be in trouble.

Amber Waves of Antibodies

Gourmet | Barry Estabrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Another week, another hole ripped in our food safety net. This one is courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which last month...