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May 29, 2019

 

To Reduce Food Waste, FDA Urges ‘Best If Used By’ Date Labels

Confusion over whether a food is still safe to eat after its "sell by" or "use before" date accounts for about 20% of food waste in U.S. homes, the FDA says. The new wording aims to clear that up.

May 31, 2018

 

Missouri May Be First State To Define “Meat”

A bill that awaits a signature by the state's governor would restrict "meat" labeling on anything that doesn't come from livestock or poultry. The topic is also being considered at the federal level.

December 1, 2017

 

Grocery Lobby Losing Allies

A third large food company has left the Grocery Manufacturers Association as the industry grapples with changing demands from consumers.

August 17, 2017

 

Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxic Chemicals Of Others

When it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught can make a huge difference.

August 4, 2016

 

Poultry Company Calls Antibiotics-Free Labels A ‘Gimmick’

The country’s third-largest poultry producer has launched an ad campaign to defend its use of antibiotics and slam competitors for using “misleading” labels.

February 12, 2016

 

GMO Label Law Falls Short In New Hampshire

New Hampshire's House voted down a GMO labeling law this week, while a House committee in Rhode Island held a hearing on similar measures.

January 29, 2016

 

Maine Mulls Standalone GMO Label Law

Lawmakers in Maine want to remove a provision in the state's GMO label law that makes it dependent on passage of similar laws in other states.

January 11, 2016

 

Salt Battle In New York Threatens To Spill Over

A court battle over salty food warnings is heating up in New York and could set the tone for other food label initiatives across the country.

November 13, 2015

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 

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.

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