Bill to Ban BPA in Food Packaging is Introduced, Here’s How to Protect Your Family in the Meanwhile

Bill to Ban BPA in Food Packaging is Introduced, Here’s How to Protect Your Family in the Meanwhile

he Senate and House of Representatives are both proposing a new food safety bill. The Ban Poisonous Additives Act is specifically targeting Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans and associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development … Continue reading

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California, Leader In Public Health Measures, Tackles Sugary Drinks

California, Leader In Public Health Measures, Tackles Sugary Drinks

Last week, California’s senate passed the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, which will mandate sugar-sweetened beverage to display a warning label as depicted above. The measure still needs to pass the state Assembly and be signed into law by Governor … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

Would you trust McDonald’s to advise you on nutrition? Of course not. Should the sugar industry advise you on school nutrition standards? Not a good idea. So why is McDonald’s the premium sponsor of the California Dietetic Association’s annual meeting? … Continue reading

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GMO Labeling in California – Take 2

GMO Labeling in California – Take 2

California is not giving up. After a narrow defeat of Proposition 37 in late 2012, California State Senator Noreen Evans (D – District 2) is introducing a new bill that will hopefully pass.  In order to attract wide support, the … Continue reading

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GMO Label Initiatives: 3 Things Washington is Doing Better than California Did

GMO Label Initiatives: 3 Things Washington is Doing Better than California Did

Will Washington be the first state to mandate GMO Labeling? The state’s ballot initiative 522 is going to the people in November’s elections. The measure would require the labeling of genetically modified foods such as those containing corn and soy, … Continue reading

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GMO Labeling Momentum Grows

GMO Labeling Momentum Grows

Slow but steady progress is being made to require the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in our groceries. A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has introduced the  Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act so that consumers can make informed choices … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market to Require GMO Labeling by 2018

Whole Foods Market to Require GMO Labeling by 2018

Last weekend, at the Natural Food Expo in Anaheim, California, the CEO of Whole Foods Market announced a new initiative. By 2018, all products sold at Whole Foods Market will need to be identified as GMO or Not. GMO stands … Continue reading

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California Warning on Toxic BPA More Symbolic than Actionable

California Warning on Toxic BPA More Symbolic than Actionable

California’s Environmental Protection Agency decided on Friday to list Bisphenol-A (BPA) as a reproductive hazard. If not met with any rejections in the next month, BPA will be added to a list of hundreds of other chemicals that are “known … Continue reading

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GMO Labeling, The Next Generation

GMO Labeling, The Next Generation

Seventy two percent of consumers in the state of Washington have indicated that they would like to know if their food is genetically modified or not. And about 350,000 of them have signed a petition to include GMO labeling in … Continue reading

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GMO Labeling, Now that Prop 37 Failed

GMO Labeling, Now that Prop 37 Failed

California was close, but ultimately the majority voted against Proposition 37, which would have required the labeling of food products made with genetically modified ingredients. Just a few months ago, consumers polls showed that Californians overwhelmingly approved of the new … Continue reading

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