Food


Venezuela: Countless Wounded after 5,000 Loot Supermarket

By Sabrina Martín PanAm Post May 12, 2016   Venezuela: Countless Wounded after 5,000 Loot Supermarket At Least Two Dead in Maracay following Rumors of Hard-to-Find Products     Venezuela saw a new wave of looting this week that resulted in at least two deaths, countless wounded, and millions of dollars in losses and damages. On […]

Venezuela: Countless Wounded after 5,000 Loot Supermarket

Pepsi, Frito-Lay Quietly Adding GMO Ingredient Labels To Some Foods

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By Chris Morran Consumerist May 11, 2016   Pepsi, Frito-Lay Quietly Adding GMO Ingredient Labels To Some Foods   Whether or not you agree with mandatory labeling for foods containing genetically modified or genetically engineered ingredients, the Vermont law requiring this information on food sold in that state will go into effect on the first of […]


Global Warming Activists Want to Make Food More Expensive

Global Warming Activists Want to Make Food More Expensive

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org April 28, 2016   Global Warming Activists Want to Make Food More Expensive   In a more civilized age — that is, during the 1840s — reducing the price of food for ordinary people was seen as a good thing. Nowadays, though, increasing the price of food in the name of “climate sustainability” is de rigueur. The UK Independent reports: Denmark is considering […]


‘This is What Consumers Want’: General Mills to Start Labeling GMOs

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 18, 2016   ‘This is What Consumers Want’: General Mills to Start Labeling GMOs Environmental and consumer advocacy groups hailed decision by food manufacturer and called on Congress to follow suit     General Mills will start labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in all its food products, thanks to Vermont‘s […]

'This is What Consumers Want': General Mills to Start Labeling GMOs

Opponents warn that the DARK Act would do nothing to support consumers and favors corporations over people. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc)

Huge Victory for American Consumers: Senate Rejects DARK Act

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 16, 2016   Huge Victory for American Consumers: Senate Rejects DARK Act Senate bill would have made GMO labeling voluntary despite widespread opposition     Update: The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a controversial bill that would have made labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products voluntary. The bill […]


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)