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Misleading Food Labels

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: How Fresh Is Fresh Enough?

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Our hope is that when possible, the customer will in turn support the producer and consequently, sustain the small farm agricultural economy of the region. Another hope is that we are consuming "fresh" ingredients that have seen minimal storage and preservation.

How USDA Rubber-Stamps 'Humane' and 'Sustainable' Food Claims

Dena Jones | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Dena Jones

When a shopper spends their hard-earned money on meat that is labeled "humanely raised" or "sustainably farmed," it's not unreasonable for them to assume that someone has validated the truthfulness of the claim. In fact, USDA is supposed to be doing it.

9 Food Label Fails

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Nutrition labels should be clear, honest, and informative -- and reading one shouldn't require the skills of an NSA code-breaker. But too often, companies try to trick people into buying foods that aren't as healthy as the labels pretend.

Supermarkets Say: Please Don't Buy the Crap We Sell

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Marty Kaplan

Giving consumers a no-brainer tool while they're standing in the supermarket aisle is surely a more promising way to stop the slow-motion suicide we call the American way of eating than declaring March to be National Nutrition Month.

5 'Healthy' Foods That Are Actually Full Of Junk

Posted 02.12.2013 | OWN

Don't fall for misleading health food labels. For example, a low-fat option might be loaded with unhealthy oils, while veggie offerings can incl...

What's Hiding Behind Our Food Labels? Deceit.

Zester Daily | Posted 03.04.2013 | Food
Zester Daily

Pick up a pack of beef or a carton of eggs in any supermarket and the chances are the label will proudly display a bucolic farm scene and one of a range of positive sounding claims -- usually implying that the food is produced with animal welfare or the environment in mind.

Labeling, Calorie Counts and Prop 37

Michael Seo | Posted 01.26.2013 | Food
Michael Seo

There has been plenty of discussion about ensuring informed choice, but why does this matter? Well, food and the food industry are increasingly complex.

Organic Advocates Fight 'All-Natural' Claims

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

DES MOINES, Iowa — An organics watchdog group's criticism of a cereal company that describes its products as "all natural" is the latest in the ...

Hidden Sugars In Your Food

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pooja R. Mottl

We're getting way too many added sugars, and all those nutritionally empty calories can contribute, in many diets, to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and risk factors for heart disease.

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...

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 ...