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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You’ll Never Guess Where in America the First Junk Food Tax Has Been Legislated

You’ll Never Guess Where in America the First Junk Food Tax Has Been Legislated

Though many had expected New York City to be the first to pass a soda / junk food tax, Michael Bloomberg was unsuccessful in passing such legislation during his tenure as mayor. Fierce opposition from junk food and beverage companies, … Continue reading

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Soda Tax Saga: Will California Pave the Way to Legislation?

Soda Tax Saga: Will California Pave the Way to Legislation?

If you have not been following the soda tax controversy lately, here’s a quick update. In the past year,  Capitol Hill and even the President have said that taxing sugary soft drinks may be a good way to reduce consumption … Continue reading

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Should There be a “Local” Label for Foods?

Should There be a “Local” Label for Foods?

Organic food gets a nice seal of approval from the USDA that we can all see on the package. And meats imported from abroad must be labeled with their country of origin. (COOL Legislation). But some markings on foods are … Continue reading

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California to Ban Antibiotics In Livestock?

California to Ban Antibiotics In Livestock?

Image via Wikipedia Did you know that antibiotics are regularly added to livestock feed in the US? This may change if California’s State Senate passes a bill… …that would bar ranchers and farmers, starting in 2015, from giving feed containing … Continue reading

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Calorie Information – Now at a Pizza Hut Near You

Calorie Information – Now at a Pizza Hut Near You

Americans spend over 40% of their food dollars outside the home, in restaurants and fast food chains. Many experts see these meals as a prime contributor to the obesity epidemic, as fast food tends to be nutritionally inferior to home … Continue reading

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