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November 13, 2015


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FDA Wants Your Help Defining ‘Natural’

Consumer advocacy groups have sounded the alarm for years about defining the word "natural" in natural foods, and the FDA is listening -- again.

November 12, 2015


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Senator Takes Aim At Caffeinated Peanut Butter

A U.S. senator is calling for an investigation into caffeine-added foods after a company launched a new peanut butter brand with extra pep.

August 3, 2015


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GMO Labeling Becomes A ‘Proxy’ For Consumer Preferences

The fight over food containing genetically modified ingredients is at a fever pitch. It includes a little science, lots of money and a food system under fire.

June 24, 2015


A sign declares support for GMO labels in Oregon.

House Bill To Block State GMO Labels Gaining Ground

A House bill that would preempt states from passing their own GM label requirements could come up for a vote before the August recess.

June 4, 2015


John Mettler and Sarah Chan

Careful Food Formulation Can Yield Trendy Label Claims

Whether a label says it’s low in fat, produced without hormones, or a good source of protein is largely governed by consumer demand and corporate profit.

February 27, 2015


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Food And Ag Lobbyists Reap Seats At Congressional Table

Former food and agriculture lobbyists have taken staff posts in the Senate Agriculture Committee as Congress prepares to move on a new legislative agenda.

January 22, 2015


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Tallying The ‘Lost Pleasure’ From Healthy Eating

FDA officials estimate consumers will lose up to $5.27 billion in ‘lost pleasure’ over the next two decades as a result of calorie counts on restaurant menus.

January 22, 2015



Do Americans Support DNA Labeling?

80 percent of Americans believe all food containing DNA should be labeled. The question is, do they know what that means?

November 6, 2014



GMO Labeling Continues To Stumble On Ballots

Voters in Colorado resoundingly rejected the labeling of foods that contain the derivatives of genetically modified – or GMO – crops.

November 4, 2014


A cut of beef labeled as coming from the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

US Groups Square Off Over Country Of Origin Labels

Industry groups want congress to dial back rules requiring labels that trace the origin of meat -- a measure advocates say is better for consumers.

June 23, 2014


Cases of Cherry 7up soda, with 'antioxidant' on label

Why We Fall For ‘Healthy’ Buzzwords

A new study shows that foods seem more healthy when words like “all-natural” appear on packaging, even when we know better.

November 11, 2013

Crop The Vote 

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Gap Narrows In Washington State GMO Label Push

After an aggressive media campaign from opponents, voters in Washington state are on the brink of rejecting a proposal to require labels on GMO foods.

April 15, 2013

Label Me 

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GMO Labeling Laws On Deck In The Midwest

Laws and ballot initiatives for mandatory labeling have been proposed in more than 20 states.

March 18, 2013

Heck No GMO 

Whole Foods is the first of its kind to set a firm deadline on labeling GMOs.

Whole Foods First US Grocer To Set GMO Labeling Deadline

While California's Proposition 37 failed in November, Whole Foods has decided to label genetically modified ingredients voluntarily.

February 26, 2013

A Fish Is A Fish? 


Mislabeled Fish Found Nationwide In Largest Study To Date

According to a new study by Oceana, nearly one-third of fish sold in the United States is mislabeled.

August 6, 2012

Label Litigation 

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Two Mothers Fight General Mills Over “Natural” Snack Foods

What is "natural"? Food marketers' slippery use of this word is the subject of a legal case in California.

July 30, 2012

GMO Redux 

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What’s New With Genetically Modified Crops?

The USDA grants unrestricted use of GMO sugar beets, and California voters consider GMO labeling requirements.

February 12, 2012

Sticker Shock 

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Is Walmart’s Nutrition Labeling Great For You?

Walmart is rolling out the "Great for You" sticker on healthy food this spring. What is "great for you?"

January 29, 2011

Walmart and Healthy Food 


Many Questions Face The New “Healthier” Walmart

Walmart announced that it will promote healthier food, and though the Let's Move! campaign supports it, critics are skeptical.

August 6, 2010

Food Labeling 

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Nicolette Hahn Niman: Food Labeling, Food Safety & Farm To School

The final part of our interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman, she talks about food labeling, food safety and the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

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