October 31st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
Monsanto is misunderstood. At least, it feels like it could have a better relationship with Millennials. But instead of learning how to twerk, or getting Taylor Swift to do an ad campaign for GMOs, it has hired a Director of Millennial Engagement
October 8th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
The majority of so-called “natural” foods tested by Consumer Reports turned out to contain GMOs—genetically modified organisms that by definition, do not occur naturally
September 19th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Please imagine me using my best Jerry Seinfeld voice when I ask: What is the deal with GMO free food packaging? But really. What is it? Why does it matter
July 31st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
China has begun rejecting shiploads of American corn because of traces of an unapproved genetically modified corn showing up in shipments
June 16th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
It only took a little more than a month for Big Food’s front group, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, to file a lawsuit against the state of Vermont over its recently passed GMO labeling law.
April 27th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
GMO labeling advocates rejoiced at the news that Vermont’s Senate and House both approved a “no strings attached” mandatory labeling bill for foods containing GMOs sold in the state. The bill now goes to Governor Shumlin’s desk to be signed into law. It will go into effect on July 1,
April 26th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
The organic food industry may be growing faster than any other segment in recorded history, but these day, it turns out more people are shopping for “non-GMO” products, even though they’re not exactly sure what it means
March 23rd, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority has ordered biotech giant Monsanto to immediately withdraw an advertisement it's been running on the country's Radio 702 channel. The decision comes after the African Centre for Biosafety submitted a complaint to the ASA after the ad was aired and found to be inappropriate
February 14th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
In the tsunami-like wake of lawsuits filed against major food brands for misuse of the word "natural" to market unnatural synthetic and genetically modified ingredients in products like Wesson Oil and Pepperidge Farm's Goldfish (which also don't contain any goldfish if anyone else wants to jump in on another class action suit), PepsiCo has decided to drop its use of "natural" for a simpler word. Literally. "Simply."
January 27th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
GMO OMG is a food documentary that makes learning about the truths of our food system engaging and entertaining
January 4th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Holy guacamole, Bat-Man (or -Woman) -- there's some big news afoot in the food world! Consumers and citizens view GMOs with skyrocketing skepticism; but the Monsanto-staffed USDA doesn't much care, and pushes on with expedited approval of new stacked-resistance genetically modified crops. Not to be outdone, the FDA draws fire for lackadaisical (ahem) 'regulation' of agricultural antibiotics. Newly published studies show alarming global obesity trends, and disturbing trends among patients with metabolic syndrome. Fox meat, donkey meat, and 'food loaf' as punishment -- read on for all the best stories from this week's top news in food!
January 3rd, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan
Cheerios, the most popular cereal in America, is going to become the first major food brand to become GMO free. [&hellip