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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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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Three Concerns Rising From Oregon’s GMO Wheat

Three Concerns Rising From Oregon’s GMO Wheat

Twelve years ago, several Oregon farms were a test site for genetically modified wheat created by Monsanto. The testing lasted until 2004, the last year the manufacturer was given permission for testing. That’s why it came as quite a shock … 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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Five Food and Nutrition Trends for the Next Decade

Five Food and Nutrition Trends for the Next Decade

While everyone is focusing on food trends for 2010 (see here and here), we took a riskier guess into trends for the next decade. We could be totally wrong, come back in December 2019 and let us know. * More … Continue reading

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On the heels of Yoplait, Dannon to Remove Growth Hormone from Dairy Products

On the heels of Yoplait, Dannon to Remove Growth Hormone from Dairy Products

More good news for consumers. Dannon, manufacturer of 100 dairy products such as Activia, Light & Fit, DanActive and Danimals, will stop using milk from cows injected with bovine growth hormones (rBST / rGBH). The plan is to be 100% … Continue reading

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Yoplait Yogurts to Become rBGH Free (Yes, that’s a good thing)

Yoplait Yogurts to Become rBGH Free (Yes, that’s a good thing)

General Mills, parent company of Yoplait brand yogurts, announced this week that it will stop using milk from cows treated with rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone). The announcement covers the entire product line and will be fully implemented by August: … Continue reading

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The (un)Natural History of Sweet – From Sugar to Stevia

The (un)Natural History of Sweet – From Sugar to Stevia

This was the week of stevia, a new zero calorie sweetener, that got FDA approval as a safe food additive, and will shortly find its way into soft drinks and other products scattered about our supermarket aisles. If you are … Continue reading

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