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The Un-Retirement of an Amateur Activist

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 08.07.2014 | Food
Supriya Kelkar

Back home, I was determined to draw attention to the issue and get things to change. I emailed the food companies, journalists, the FDA, senators and representatives. My emails went all the way to the top: Oprah, or at least her production house.

I'm More Than Just 140 Characters Worth Of Hashtags

Jackson Barnett | Posted 07.09.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

I'm going to save my labels for things that are the most important to me: things that are even more specific than "vegetarian," "photographer" or "musician."

Casting Off Stereotypes: I Am More Than a Label

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason P. Stadtlander

Because of all this conditioning that society and our social groups put upon us to be labeled, we begin to come up with our own labels for who we are and what we believe. Do you feel it's right for people to label one another, and are we really the sum of our labels?

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.

Why It's Not OK To Label Our Children

Brain, Child | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Brain, Child

We're putting children in narrow boxes, cornering them into behaviors and personalities that they'll then feel that they must inhabit. We all experienced this as children in the '60s and '70s. Isn't it time we changed the course for our children?

Martin Luther King and Gingerbread Dreams

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

We are all just different shades of gingerbread. Our children have not been taught yet to label. I hope they resist for a long, long time.

The One Thing You Must Do When You Move, From Martha Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

Are you moving into a new home? Martha Stewart has one big piece of advice for you: pack yourself if you can! Martha stresses the importance of pac...

GMO Labeling: An Open Letter to BigAgTech CEOs

David Ropeik | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

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.

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.

Priceless Power of Labeling: Lessons From 'Obama's Scandals'

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.18.2013 | Media
Kare Anderson

Rather than jumping into the heated battle of competing narratives about Obama's three "scandals" or ignoring this high-stakes story, follow it for insights on how to influence by labeling.

Monsanto and Other GM Firms Are Winning in the U.S. and Globally

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

With a farm policy of "get big or get out" that only benefits big and increasingly consolidated companies, which wield unprecedented power over the market and put small and midsized farmers out of business, it's no accident that we're here.

Obama Slammed For Signing 'Monsanto Protection Act'

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green

Does the newly signed Farmer Assurance Provision, aka the 'Monsanto Protection Act,' mean that GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulator...

Artificially Sweetened Chocolate Milk in Schools: Why I'm Concerned

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Given that the dairy industry is also asking for changes with respect to seventeen other products, one wonders if it's not using the appealing image of "school children drinking wholesome, lower calorie milk" as a Trojan horse to quietly overhaul the labeling of the entire dairy aisle.

Labels Work Best on Soup Cans

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

It didn't really matter what we called ourselves though, because everyone knew what the names really meant. Everyone knew they really meant top, middle or bottom. We all knew exactly what was being done. We were being labeled.

The Pesky Persistence of Labels

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

The tendency to classify and categorize objects is a deeply ingrained aspect of human nature. Without this ability, we'd quickly get overwhelmed in every new encounter, but this fundamental skill can also be extremely damaging, especially when it comes to categorizing people.

'Bitter Seeds' Film Tells Of Indian Farmer Suicides

Zester Daily | Posted 11.21.2012 | Food
Zester Daily

"Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself ..." This frightening fact is pointed out in "Bitter Seeds," the third documentary in "The Globalization Trilogy" directed by Micha Peled.

Letting Go Of Labels And Seeing The World Anew

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

When we learn to watch the mind and stop labeling everything and everyone automatically, we start to see things differently. Instead of a divided and fearful world, we see a world that's fundamentally whole and unbiased.

Transgenic Food -- the Science and the Psychology

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

After years of research, the FDA is holding final hearings before deciding whether to approve the first food produced by splicing the genes of one spe...

Caffeine Labeling Standards: This Buzz Is For You

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Maybe it's the sleepless nights. Maybe it's the daytime jitters. Whatever the reason, many people decide to cut back on caffeine -- only to find that ...

Guess Who's Controlling Our Food Supply

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

It is hard to understand how a handful of companies have amassed so much control over food ingredients found in an estimated 75 percent of processed foods in America's supermarkets.

Down Fur the Count

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Last week New Jersey's state legislature approved a bill requiring the labeling of all animal fur garments, making it the fifth state to better protect consumers from fraudulent fur selling.

The Case For (Truly) Accurate Labels

Majora Carter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Majora Carter

Does "Made in China" (or anywhere else for that matter) tell you the whole story? Why not require production labels on products sold here? Food lab...