Washington State Throws Down Against GMOs

The Evergreen State demands labels on GMO produce
Oct 30, 2013 9:00 am

Food activists in Washington state are in the last days of the I-522 battle over whether to label genetically modified produce, with both sides funneling a combined $27 million into the campaign for and against the measure. $21 million was supplied by the opposition, which officially makes anti-labeling the most expensive campaign against a ballot initiative in the state's history.

Food News: "Unprocessed" Processed Foods Debut

Plus Chipotle labels GMOs, beef prices on the rise
Jun 21, 2013 9:01 am

In an action-packed week in food politics, processed food attempts to look "natural," the House torpedoes the Farm Bill, Democrats ask Nickelodeon to ban junk food ads, Dunkin' Donuts jumps on the gluten-free trend and Chipotle identifies all GMOs in its ingredients. Read more after the jump.

Food News: National Parks And Lo Mein To Get A Healthy Makeover

Plus reactions to the Chinese buyout of Smithfield
Jun 7, 2013 9:01 am
Lo Mein

Smithfield's potential Chinese takeover raises food safety concerns, Philly looks to reduce salt in Chinese takeout, the farm bill is still in the works and Kim Jong Il's chef tells all. That and more in this week's food politics after the jump.

The Other White Meat Gets A Chinese Takeover

Plus: GE wheat survives, found in OR
May 31, 2013 9:01 am

A break from the farm bill brings news of a Chinese pork takeover, GE crop out break in Oregon and suprsing news about the nutritional value of vegetables in this week's food politics.

Food News: Rent-A-Chicken, Haute Cuisine Goes Vegetarian, Protests At CIA

Plus: fruits & vegetables with the most pesticides
Apr 26, 2013 9:02 am

The week in food politics brings chicken rentals, student protests, good news for vegetarians and the glimpse of a farm bill. And just when you thought it was gone for good, horsemeat may be right in our own backyards. 

Can We Really Claim Margaret Thatcher Invented Soft Serve?

Plus antibiotic use in apples, WH furloughs & more
Apr 12, 2013 9:03 am
Soft Serve

This week in food news, antibiotic use crops up where you’d least expect it, the White House assistant chef may be furloughed, historians debate Margaret Thatcher’s role in the creation of soft serve and McDonald’s deals with its disgruntled employees. All the news that's fit to, um, chew on, right this way.

Food News: Fast Food Decoded, From Calories to Wages

GMOs, meat inspections and MRSA also in the news
Apr 5, 2013 9:02 am
IN-N-Out burger

Fast food workers go on strike, Minnesota debates GMO labeling, kids' meals fail nutrition standards and Mark Bittman goes in search of healthy versions of junk food. 

Can Whole Foods Usher In A "Labeling Revolution"?

Co-CEO Walter Robb tells Washington Post it can
Mar 18, 2013 11:02 am

The Washington Post featured an enlightening interview with Whole Foods Market CEO Walter Robb, discussing his company's decision to require any products containing genetically modified organisms, GMO's, to be labeled by 2018 in order to be stocked at the company's 300-plus stores. Robb's thoughts crystallize this growing and oddly contentious debate about whether consumers have the right to know if GM ingredients are used in the products they're buying.


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