4 Reasons to Support GMO Labeling, Up for Vote in Oregon & Colorado

4 Reasons to Support GMO Labeling, Up for Vote in Oregon & Colorado

As part of the mid-term elections tomorrow, voters in Oregon and in Colorado will have an opportunity to decide if they want foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such. Currently, there is no Federal mandate for labeling … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports: Label those GMOs

Consumer Reports: Label those GMOs

Consumer Reports is weighing in on the GMO debate going on in this country. Bottom line first: (1) Based on Consumer Reports research, GMOs have not clearly been proven to be safe over the long term for humans, (2) GMO … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s non-GMO Status Update

Ben & Jerry’s non-GMO Status Update

Better late than never. Early last year, Ben & Jerry’s announced it would switch to non-GMO ingredients for its various ice cream flavors by the end of the year. That did not happen, but progress is being made, as reported … 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 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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Congrats Connecticut! First State to Pass GMO Labeling Law

Congrats Connecticut! First State to Pass GMO Labeling Law

But before we rejoice, there is a caveat. Since Connecticut is tiny (3.5 million people), labeling products just for sale in that state would be problematic. So the law will only go into effect when 4 other states adopt similar … Continue reading

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Kosher Certification: A Model of Reliable Food Label Regulation

Kosher Certification: A Model of Reliable Food Label Regulation

This is a guest post from Timothy D. Lytton, Professor of Law at Albany Law School and author of Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food. An endless parade of new food labels that misrepresent processed foods high in fat … 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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Alcohol Labeling Law?

Alcohol Labeling Law?

Image via Wikipedia Ever wonder how many calories you’re chugging down, drinking that can of Bud? And what is the exact serving size of the Pinot Noir you’re having with your tofu burger? Today,  you’ll have to ask a dietitian … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Passes Strict Menu Labeling Law

Philadelphia Passes Strict Menu Labeling Law

Philadelphia has joined New York City, the state of California, and several other counties in requiring chain restaurants to disclose nutrition information. CSPI reports: Beginning on Jan. 1, 2010, chain restaurants with more than 15 outlets will have to disclose … Continue reading

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