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August 15, 2017

 

Farm-To-Table Food Labor Is Ripe For Change

Even the most wholesome ingredients are produced through cheap labor, often by people who are poor and hungry. It's time the food world talks about that.

March 31, 2017

 

In U.S. Restaurants and Bars, ‘Modern Slavery’ Persists

A new report highlights victims of human trafficking in the food industry, from farm workers to restaurant cooks and wait staff.

September 15, 2016

 

The Rest Of Food Industry Pays For Lots Of Research, Too

A new study reveals the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape opinion on how sugar affects health. Today, companies continue to fund nutrition studies.

June 3, 2016

 

FDA Guidelines Target The Sodium Hiding In Our Diets

Most of the salt we consume is in our food before it hits the table. The FDA is leaning on the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium in processed foods.

January 11, 2016

 

Campbell’s Announces Support For Mandatory GMO Labeling

In a victory for pro-labeling supporters, Campbell Soup Company announced it supports mandatory labeling of GMOs.

December 3, 2015

 

Nestlé Acknowledges Slave Labor Used in Supply Chain

Following media reports on slavery in Thailand’s fishing industry, Nestlé commissioned a report that found abuses were likely in its own supply chain.

June 4, 2015

 

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.

April 27, 2013

Read Me 

Seeking Profits In Private Labels

You may not think much about store brands as you shop for groceries, but it’s a business worth nearly $60 billion per year.

May 9, 2012

Good Riddance?  

California Foie Gras Ban To Take Effect July 1

Two months before a fois gras ban goes into effect in California, supporters and opponents are locked in a final battle over the law.

March 5, 2012

To Meat Or Not To Meat 

Food Industry Courts Meat-Eating Vegetarians

Some vegetarian food is getting a makeover. It's being made to look, feel and taste more like meat.

November 23, 2011

Occupy The Market 

Feeding A Movement: Farmers And Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement has had both positive and negative relationships with small-scale farmers. Here's a sampling of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

August 29, 2011

Dirty Food 

Food Industry And Consumers Play A Food Safety Blame-Game

Amidst recalls and food safety campaigns, who is responsible for preventing foodborne illness? Experts from all sides of the debate paint a blurry picture.

February 1, 2011

Food Labels 

The Food Industry Jumps The FDA, Releases Its Own Nutrition Guide

The Food Industry released its own set of nutrition guidelines, but the Obama administration is not convinced.

July 13, 2010

Interviews 

Marion Nestle (Part 2): Food Policy, Local Food & Food Labeling

Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle, in the second part of our interview, she talks about food policy, the local food movement and food labeling

May 6, 2010

Oil Spill 

In Wake Of Gulf Oil Spill, Officials Say Seafood Still Safe To Eat

Government officials, the seafood industry and food safety experts urge consumers to not fear contaminated seafood in the wake of the recent gulf oil spill.

March 11, 2010

Government Regulation 

Justice Department To Investigate Big Agricultural Companies

The U.S Department of Justice meets in Iowa this weekend to consider whether the size of big ag companies could be in violation of federal anti-trust regulation

March 1, 2010

Local Food Rockstars 

Michael Pollan Food Rules: Practical Advice For Local Eating

Earth Eats' Annie Corrigan sat down with author, activist and professor Michael Pollan to talk about his new book "Food Rules"

October 23, 2009

Food Labeling 

Since When Did Fruit Loops Become A “Smart Choice”?

More on the "Smart Choices" debate...wherever you shop, keep an eye out for misleading claims about the nutritional value of a product.

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