All posts tagged food labels

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Definition of GMO is overbroad

Today the Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece criticizing General Mills’ decision to label Cheerios as “non-GMO.” The authors, Henry I. Miller and Gregory Conko, cite a 2001 FDA […]

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McDonald’s vows sustainable beef

Everyone wants to jump on the local bandwagon. Or should I say, corner the local share of the market? Organic food is beginning to look less like a fad, and […]

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Origin labeling may increase price of meat.

The country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law requiring beef, pork, poultry, and lamb sold in the U.S. to carry information about the source of the meat was passed into law in 2002. Although […]

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New warning from the FDA: freedom fries aren’t so free.

A consumer warning from the FDA advises reduction of yet another food compound in our diets. Acrylamide is an amino acid found in potatoes, cereals, coffee, crackers, breads, or dried fruits. […]

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Abolishing trans fats a victory for The People.

Last night it was announced the FDA is phasing out trans fats from the American diet. Although there is no timeline or a specific deadline date for removing the chemical […]

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Cargill’s decision to label food a local victory.

Cargill’s announcement to begin labeling products which include “finely textured beef” is a sign of the times.  When a federal microbiologist referred to the beef as “pink slime” in a […]