Archives: 2013

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By: Libby Foley (EWG) and Tina Sigurdson (Stabile Law) Supermarket shelves are loaded with products that display the label “natural.”  The food industry likes to use the word to persuade consumers that what they’re buying is somehow better for them, their …

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We want to thank Whole Foods Market for their decision to stop carrying Chobani yogurt in their stores! Whole Foods, the nations largest high-end grocery chain, has announced plans to stop selling Chobani yogurt by early next year because if …

By definition GE foods have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs, yet GE ingredients are allowed in food labeled as ‘natural’. As consumers we want to know more and more about what we’re …

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Herbicide-defying “superweeds” have become an all-too-real problem affecting more than 60 million acres of farmland. A recently published policy brief, “The Rise of Superweeds – and What to Do About It,” from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) explains how …

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By Robyn O’Brien (Prevention) Fourteen years ago, I was in NYC at a conference hosted by one of the big banks, as a financial analyst covering the food industry. In that position, I learned how the food industry uses artificial …

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By Bettina Elias Siegel (The Lunch Tray) Earlier this month, the New York Times‘ editorial board published an editorial entitled “Labels for Controversial Ingredients.”  In it, the Times mentioned the recent failure of a Washington State ballot initiative which would have ma

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An all too familiar story made headlines today: “U.S. Cargo Rejected Due to Unapproved GMO Variety”. This morning, China rejected a cargo load of U.S. corn because it contained an unapproved genetically engineered variety of corn, not yet approved for …

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Earthbound Farm began almost 30 years ago with a little 2.5-acre backyard garden and a big commitment to protecting the health of the land and the people who enjoyed our harvest. That meant farming organically, raising our crops in ways …

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has officially signed on as a co-sponsor to the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, the federal bill that would require mandatory labeling of GMO foods. Warren joins 13 other Senators in co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation to require &hellip

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By Keegan Sheridan, ND I write this post while anxiously waiting for confirmation on the passage or failure of WA State Initiative 522 that would require labeling of food products using GMO ingredients sold in the state.  Numbers are still …

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