Archives: December 2013

Why+Food+Policy+Matters

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 …

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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 …

Superweeds

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 …

Robyn O'Brien

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 …