A new report by Friends of the Earth, Tiny Ingredients, Big Risks [PDF], documents a tenfold increase in unregulated, unlabeled “nanofood” products on the American market since 2008. Not surprisingly, The products containing unlabeled nano-ingredients are made by major companies including Group Danone, Kraft, Campbell Soup, General Mills, Hershey, Nestle, Mars, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Sara Lee […]
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We talk a lot about corporations and their control of our food supply, but the trouble with Nestlé doesn’t have that much to do with food.
Like so many food companies under fire for misleading consumers with the term ‘natural’ on their product labels, Gerber has successfully tried to get a false ‘natural’ labeling lawsuit dismissed. Last week a judge in California dismissed in part a lawsuit against Gerber baby food that alleges that they have made false and misleading claims on their […]
A new Oxfam campaign published today, Behind the Brands: Food Companies Scorecard, ranks social policies of food and beverage companies and things aren’t looking good for the top 10 food companies as evidenced by the headline: Ten biggest food and beverage companies failing millions of people who grow their ingredients According to Oxfam, the “Big 10” […]
We don’t have much love for giant food corporation Nestlé around here. From promoting formula over breast milk in developing countries to infringing on water rights, Nestlé doesn’t exactly scream sustainability. That’s why it was pretty shocking to read that Hans Jöhr, corporate head of sustainable agriculture at Nestlé said that we don’t need GMOs to feed the world.
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.
Why do people drink bottled water? Bottled water makes about as much sense as shipping in ice from Antarctica. Learn about manufactured demand from a video made by the people at The Story of Stuff.