March 22nd, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
This weeks food news features 'healthy and natural' mislabeling, a lawsuit challenging Idaho's brand new ag-gag law, and fast-food wage theft. But don't worry: you'll also find great news for organic growers, beer drinkers, and organic beer drinkers!
March 21st, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan
Its almost laughable that Coca-Cola would try to use a ‘healthy and natural’ marketing tactic, but that’s what they did. [&hellip
February 22nd, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Idaho strides boldly towards hideousness, with its latest bill aimed at criminalizing animal-ag whistleblowers. Food stamp use rises among a population where it absolutely should not, and a new report indicts the 'substantial equivalence' assessment that boosted GMOs to grocery-shelf sovereignty. Meanwhile poison seeps into your food from its packaging, and grocery manufacturers try to dupe you with deceptive labeling -- okay, technically that last thing isn't (strictly speaking) 'news.' But the food news world has been hopping this week: don't miss the good stuff, read on!
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."
September 18th, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan
Like so many food companies under fire for misleading consumers with the term ‘natural’ on their product labels, Gerber has [&hellip
September 9th, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan
ClassActionRebates.com provides consumers with a “one-stop-shop” to find foods with false ‘natural’ labels and then file class action rebate claims [&hellip
August 27th, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan
7-Eleven Charged with False ‘Natural’ Advertising Convenience store chain 7-Eleven Inc. was about to join a growing list of companies [&hellip
August 16th, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan
Rhuby Rhubarb Liqueur seems to be 100% Natural. Truly. These days it seems like everyone wants to cash in on [&hellip
July 17th, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan
PepsiCo brand Naked Juice will stop using ‘all natural’ to describe its products after agreeing to settle a US class [&hellip
July 16th, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan
I was thrilled to learn that in March of this year that the Organic Consumers Association has launched a nationwide [&hellip
June 19th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush
Shopping at Target just got more interesting. Last week, the major retailer announced a new line of natural and organic food and beverage items, named Simply Balanced
June 6th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush
When I can't buy cage-free, locally-raised eggs, I find myself staring at my grocery store's egg shelves, trying to decipher those cryptic egg carton labels. Learn what they really mean