I’m always on the lookout for a great new sustainable food start-up. I’ve jumped behind everything from the food justice blog Civil Eats to Forage Kitchen, a co-working space for artisan food makers. So, I was excited to try Plated, a ready-to-cook-meal food start-up that promises locally sourced food in a 100% recyclable, biodegradable box […]
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It appears that even a good company like Barbara’s Bakery may need a nudge to do the right thing. Caught using the ‘natural’ label on certain products that may contain GMO’s, the company vows to mend its ways and certify all its products with the Non-GMO Project. Barbara’s Bakery ‘Natural’ Label Under Attack Last […]
PepsiCo brand Naked Juice will stop using ‘all natural’ to describe its products after agreeing to settle a US class action suit for $9 million. Naked Juice: No More ‘all natural’ labels According to Lexology.com, Naked Juice has agreed to settle the claims that it falsely advertised some of its juice and smoothie products as ‘all […]
I was thrilled to learn that in March of this year that the Organic Consumers Association has launched a nationwide campaign to “expose and eliminate the misleading practice of ‘natural’ labeling and marketing. Bogus ‘Natural’ Products The Organic Consumers Association, North America’s leading watchdog over organic and fair trade standards, has launched a new nationwide campaign. […]
Coca-Cola Co fails to convince the courts to set aside a consumer lawsuit filed against them for mislabeling Simply Orange, Minute Maid Premium and Minute Maid Pure Squeezed orange juice products. According to business blog Domain-B.com: A US District judge in Kansas City, Missouri, has allowed the lawsuit filed by consumers alleging that Coca-Cola has […]
Greenwash by beverage producers with products aimed at kids seems to becoming more common. Last week, I wrote about how MINUTE MAID Fruit Punch recently added artificial sweetener to it ingredients. Last week the makers of Mott’s for Tots Immunity Support Fruit Punch were sued over allegedly false claims that the drink strengthens kids’ immune systems. According to […]
Does MINUTE MAID Premium Fruit Punch contain the artificial sweetener sucralose? It seems impossible to know. As a member of the Feingold Program (also known as the Feingold Diet) I receive periodic alerts about common food products have changed formulations and have added or removed additives. So, it was just a standard alert email notifying me that MINUTE […]
On October 1, 2012 the Federal Trade Commission issued the long awaited revised “Green Guides” guidelines that are designed to help marketers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and non-deceptive. The Green Guides, first issued in 1992 have been long criticized for not having enough teeth. These new revisions […]
My friend Charles Margulis manages media outreach for the Center for Environmental Health. But it wasn’t until I read his bio at the bottom of his post, Green Windows or Greenwashing, that was cross-posted on our sister site Ecopreneurist this morning that I discovered Charles is also CEH’s Sustainable Food Program Director. It turns out that he coordinates […]
Why are some well-known organic brands fighting to keep consumers in the dark about GMOs by contributing to the “No on Prop 37” campaign?
Hmmm. A new “low-calorie” drink has hit the market: Air or Alcohol Inspired Refresher.
Frito-Lay has again been accused of deceiving consumers in a second lawsuit by making all-natural claims on its products which also contain genetically modified corn and vegetable oils.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Nestlé “have a serious romance going on.” The WSJ has taken to regularly interviewing Nestlé executives about food and water issues and granting Nestlé the opportunity to opine about solving world problems in a way that enhances their bottom line.