April 12th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
What's new in food news? Great things and foolish things! Veganism boosts sexytime, organics go mainstream, and states take action against agricultural abuse of antibiotics. Meanwhile the GMO labeling battle rages, the biotech industry throws well-funded hissyfits, and U.S. trade suffers because we can't get our GMO problem under control. Read on, for the week's best and worst news in food!
March 29th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
I'll give it to you straight: this week's food news isn't for the faint of heart! Food recalls, food insecurity, corporate SNAP exploitation, and 3-D food printing loom large on the week's newsfeed. But there's good news too: Hawaii's surfers are getting up to some nifty non-GMO activism, and Samuel L. Jackson gives vegan eating (yet another) hefty celebrity boost. So don't be afraid: read on, for the worst and best news this week in the world of food!
August 15th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
Despite petitions and consumer letter-writing campaigns, Walmart announced plans to carry Monsanto's genetically engineered sweet corn
May 23rd, 2012 | by Heather Carr
Several lots of organic baby spinach have been recalled after salmonella was found in a random test by the USDA. So far, no illnesses have been reported in conjunction with this recall
February 22nd, 2012 | by Food & Water Watch
Yesterday, as Walmart released its fourth quarter earnings, Food & Water Watch released a report analyzing the rift between Walmart’s marketing claims and the true impact the company has on the food system
February 8th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
Food & Water Watch has been working for a while on a campaign to keep this unlabeled frankencorn off of Walmart's shelves, and now they've launched a new arm of the campaign: Walsanto Watch. Think Brangelina or Tomkat. Walmart and Monsanto are the new "it" couple to watch, if you're concerned about unlabeled genetically engineered food on grocery store shelves.
January 12th, 2012 | by Heather Carr
Monsanto's genetically modified sweet corn is being planted on 250,000 acres this year – approximately 40% of the sweet corn market. Labeling of genetically engineered foods is not required, so there will be no way of knowing if the fresh produce in your shopping cart is GM or not. Ask Walmart to say no to GM sweet corn on their shelves
March 10th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
While some big chains like Costco have adopted a sustainable seafood policy, many companies continue to offer endangered fish. It’s time for Walmart and SUPERVALU, who owns Albertsons and Shaws, to step up and change their policies
September 3rd, 2010 | by Rachel Fox, RD
380,000 pounds of deli meat products have been recalled for possible listeria monocytogenes.
March 21st, 2008 | by Meredith Melnick
I just read an article about a new in-house organics label from a retail giant here in Canada, Shoppers Drug