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 Labeling Trek – Into the Darkness

GMO Labeling Trek – Into the Darkness

The new year has barely started and we’re awash with GMO news. General Mills announced that its iconic Cheerios cereal is no longer made from genetically modified ingredients. Earlier this week, Politico revealed documents that the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) … Continue reading

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BIG NEWS: Original Cheerios is Now Non-GMO

BIG NEWS: Original Cheerios is Now Non-GMO

On Thursday, General Mills announced, without too much fanfare, a small but incredibly important change to its product formulation. By product, we mean just one – Original Cheerios. From GM: Consumers across the U.S. are seeing “not made with genetically … Continue reading

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Is the Movement to Label GMOs Anti-Science?

Is the Movement to Label GMOs Anti-Science?

This is a guest blog post by Carole Bartolotto, MA RD One of the criticisms I hear about the movement to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that it’s anti-science. Some even go so far as to say it’s an … Continue reading

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5 Major Changes to Nutrition Labels Proposed in New Bill. One Glaring Omission

5 Major Changes to Nutrition Labels Proposed in New Bill. One Glaring Omission

Let’s admit it, nutrition labels suck. They’re confusing, have not been effective in helping Americans make healthy food choices, and are so full of loopholes that food companies have figured out how to take any crappy product and “healthwash” it … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Leads to Settlement: Stevia May Be Natural, But Truvia is Not

Lawsuit Leads to Settlement: Stevia May Be Natural, But Truvia is Not

Last week Cargill, food ingredient behemoth, and owner of the Truvia brand stevia sweetener, agreed to settle a potentially harmful lawsuit. One of terms of the settlement is that Cargill will set up a $5 million fund to pay consumers … Continue reading

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This is Why Kids Love Ketchup

This is Why Kids Love Ketchup

If you are like most parents, by the time your children reach grade school, ketchup has become the go-to condiment for almost every meal. In severe cases, ketchup becomes the centerpiece of the meal, and the meat, rice, or pasta … 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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Chipotle’s Clever Real Food Marketing Campaign

Chipotle’s Clever Real Food Marketing Campaign

Chipotle is continuing its marketing efforts to position itself as THE premiere real food option when eating…well, fast food. The 1400 strong chain prides itself on “Food with Integrity” and earlier this year committed to sourcing as much non-genetically modified … Continue reading

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Judge to PepsiCo: Won’t Wait for FDA to Decide if Sunchips Natural or Not

Judge to PepsiCo: Won’t Wait for FDA to Decide if Sunchips Natural or Not

Around the country, food companies are being sued around in class action lawsuits as consumers are getting fed up with misleading advertising and health claims. One of the touchiest areas is genetically modified ingredients that find their way into most … Continue reading

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