Food


Campbell Soup To Label Products Containing GMOs, Supports Mandatory Labeling

By Chris Morran Consumerist January 8, 2016   Campbell Soup To Label Products Containing GMOs, Supports Mandatory Labeling     While some large food producers contend that mandatory labeling of products containing genetically modified or genetically engineered ingredients would be a burdensome and unnecessary requirement, the folks at Campbell Soup Company have decided to not only […]

This is how Campbell’s GMO-containing are labeled in Vermont. The language used on its eventual nationwide label may end up being different.

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Why (and How) to Know the Origin of Your Meat

By Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper December 30, 2015   Why (and How) to Know the Origin of Your Meat     As often occurs, members of Congress snuck some crusty little barnacles onto the budget bill that would have been hard to pass on their own. One of those was repealing the law that […]


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Poll: 9-In-10 Americans Support GMO Labeling

By Chris Morran Consumerist December 2, 2015   Poll: 9-In-10 Americans Support GMO Labeling   (James Vaughn)   Last month, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever genetically engineered animal for sale as food in the U.S., but declared that this salmon would not need to carry any label identifying it as a genetically […]


Is Your Thanksgiving Turkey On Drugs?

By Chris Morran Consumerist November 21, 2015     We’ve written before about the overuse of antibiotics in turkeys and how it contributes to the development of drug-resistant bacteria, and some companies have pledged to cut down on the amount of unnecessary antibiotics they feed to their birds. But was the turkey you’re planning to […]

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FDA Signs Off On Genetically Modified Salmon Without Labeling

By Chris Morran Consumerist November 20, 2015   FDA Signs Off On Genetically Modified Salmon Without Labeling     While genetically modified agricultural products have been used in the U.S. for quite some time, the Food and Drug Administration had yet to approve the food use of any genetically engineered (GE) animals — until today. This […]


Glyphosate, found in many herbicides, will be listed as a "probable carcinogenic" under California's Proposition 65. (Photo: Mike Mozart/flickr/cc)

Monsanto Favorite Glyphosate Soon to Join California’s Cancer List

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams September 8, 2015   Monsanto Favorite Glyphosate Soon to Join California’s Cancer List Announcement from state’s EPA chapter is ‘important step toward protecting people and wildlife’     In an unprecedented move, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) will soon start labeling the common herbicide ingredient glyphosate a “probable carcinogenic,” stepping […]


New Nationwide Push to Keep GE Salmon Out of Waters, Off of Shelves

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams September 1, 2015   New Nationwide Push to Keep GE Salmon Out of Waters, Off of Shelves Week of action targets Costco, one of the largest seafood retailers in the country     Food and environmental campaigners are determined to keep genetically-engineered (GE) salmon out of rivers and oceans and, at […]

Jumping salmon at Murray's Cauld, Philiphaugh, Scottish Borders, Great Britain. (Photo: Walter Baxter/cc)

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A Killer-Diller: GMO Soy makes Formaldehyde in our Gut

By F. William Engdahl New Eastern Outlook July 28, 2015   A Killer-Diller: GMO Soy makes Formaldehyde in our Gut     Of course only very pathologically damaged mothers would ever knowingly feed their family formaldehyde. But that’s precisely what hundreds of millions of families are unknowingly doing around the world every day. A brilliant […]


Monsanto Protection Act Part 2? New Bill Introduced Spells Bad News For GMO Activists

By Arjun Walia Collective Evolution June 21, 2015   Monsanto Protection Act Part 2? New Bill Introduced Spells Bad News For GMO Activists     A couple of years ago, a bill was introduced (H.R. 933) allowing big biotech corporations, like Monsanto, to override United States federal courts on the issue of planting experimental genetically […]

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Walmart To Require Meat Suppliers Provide Data On Antibiotics Use

By Chris Morran Consumerist May 23, 2015   Walmart To Require Meat Suppliers Provide Data On Antibiotics Use     Antibiotics used on farm animals account for more than 80% of all antibiotics sold in the U.S., and many of these drugs are medically important to the health of human beings. The overuse of antibiotics […]

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‘No More Poison’: World Unites for Annual #MarchAgainstMonsanto

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams May 23,2015   ‘No More Poison’: World Unites for Annual #MarchAgainstMonsanto Demonstrations around the globe call for an end to agrochemical company’s monopoly on food and seed markets     For the third year in a row, activists around the world are taking up the mantle against Monsanto. The March […]


WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy

By Jon Queally Common Dreams May 18, 2015   WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy ‘Country of origin labels’ championed by consumer safety and animal welfare advocates were ruled as having a negative impact on large North American meat-packing companies     In a decision food safety and consumer advocates are […]

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