Here’s a look at the new Nutrition Facts Label that the FDA approved last week. Manufacturers have two years to comply with the new labeling rules.
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Food labeling can be helpful, but it can also be incredibly deceptive. Here’s how to cut through the packaging BS and find truly healthy food.
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.
How many calories are in that burger? Soon, it will be harder to ignore nutrition (or lack thereof) in the foods you order out. Menu labeling is on the way.
Whole Foods Market is rolling out a new produce rating system to promote sustainable farming practices. How much does it really mean? You be the judge.
Europe wastes about 90 million tonnes of food a year. they’re determined to take a bite out of that number by tackling those confusing “Best Before” dates.
Wanna’ drop by Starbucks for a Gingerbread Latte? Before you do — heads up! A large cup of that tasty holiday beverage contains 47 grams of sugar. Seriously.
This week’s news features not one but two reports indicting the chicken industry, as well as the USDA’s (ahem) ‘regulatory’ oversight of it. GMOs face new and improved regulation in Hawaii, but China kicks our imports to the curb for sub-par GMO-related quality control; meanwhile Whole Foods ditches suppliers over genetically modified ingredients. If you still eat animal meat, beware! Several meat recalls are underway — none of them (so far) involve horse meat, but that could change if horse slaughter’s allowed to resume as planned. A recent study touted health benefits of organic milk over conventionally produced milk; but did you get the full story? Read on, for the week’s top news in food!
Whole Foods Market is on its way to provide major transparency into the produce and flowers it sells by launching a tiered labeling system. Learn more.
I didn’t understand what food “expiration” dates and labels really meant. Do you? Well, the NRDC and Harvard just published a report that can teach us all we need to know.
Biotech megacorporations learned from Prop 37 that your vote is for sale — at least, that’s what they think they learned. Washington’s upcoming GMO labeling initiative known as I-522 looks posed to turn that assumption on its head, with 66% of voters polled in that state saying they will definitely or probably vote in favor of mandatory GMO labeling this November.
In a move guaranteed to energize food revolutionaries and annoy Monsanto executives, Chipotle becomes the first restaurant to label GMOs. The company also plans to reduce GMO-containing menu items by shifting from soybean to sunflower oil, and exploring other ingredient changes. Along with similar announcements earlier this year from Whole Foods, Ben & Jerry’s, and Target, Chipotle’s new policy reflects a trend that’s gaining ground like wildfire: people want GMO labeling, and non-GMO dining!
That “zero trans fat” claim on your bag of chips may be a big, fat, wicked lie. Read on to learn how the FDA allows food manufacturers to pull the wool over our unsuspecting eyes.