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Top News from the Food Front: Chicken Ick, Meat Recall, GMO Rejection, & Vegan Pizza

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!

December 21st

Organic Milk vs Regular Milk: Which Is Better?

A new study has shown definitively that organic milk is better for you than regular milk. Scientists at Washington State University, Newcastle University (United Kingdom) and Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative have completed the first large-scale, U.S. milk-fat composition survey comparing milk from organic and conventional farms. Organic Milk vs Regular Milk The new study was conducted in response to a disturbing health trend in […]

December 11th

Horizon Organic Milk Claims Misleading Customers?

Horizon Organic Milk is marketed by White Wave, which is a division of Dean’s Foods. It is the largest organic milk bottler and the largest dairy conglomerate in the United States. The Cornucopia Institute filed a formal request with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week “asking for an investigation into Dean Foods’ advertisements for its Horizon milk with Omega-3 DHA.” The Cornucopia Institute believes that Horizon Organic Milk’s nutritional benefits are being overstated.

April 25th

Horizon, Aurora, and Woodstock Organic Milk get the Smackdown from Cornucopia

What’s the integrity of your organic milk? The Cornucopia Institute’s Organic Dairy Products Scorecard pulls no punches in its ratings of organic milk producers. [social_buttons] Which brands are at the bottom? The factory farms of Horizon, Aurora, Woodstock, Natural Prairie, and Shamrock. The recently updated Organic Dairy Scorecard rates 107 organic dairy producers based on […]

October 29th