Browsing the "Food Politics + Justice" Category

EA Free is the New BPA Free

February 19th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

If you're avoiding BPA because of its endocrine-disrupting properties, there's a new plastic label that may be even better: EA free.


Controversial ‘Ag-Gag’ Bill Moves into Washington State

January 25th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Washington State might be progressive when it comes to passing laws that allow the use of recreational cannabis, but it’s taking a turn back in time towards oppressing its residents freedom of speech with one of the first proposed laws of 2015: House Bill 1104—an “ag-gag” bill sponsored by state Reps. Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) and and J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm) that will make it illegal to record audio or video of activity taking place inside Washington factory farms without consent.


What if nutrition labels looked like this?

January 22nd, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

A McGill University study looked at four types of nutrition labels on food and found that the labels we currently use are the least effective in helping shoppers make informed food choices



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