11 Food-Based Campaign Promises That We Wish The Candidates Would Make

Jump-start the economy, sure. But free refills?
Sep 26, 2012 9:01 am

It's late September in an election year and with both parties' conventions now over, the 2012 Presidential Election is officially in full swing. Both parties want to jump-start the economy with new jobs, but how do they feel about free refills? Columnist Jason Kessler is here to present 11 food-based campaign promises that I wish the candidates would make.

How To Find Out If Your Produce Is GMO

Be a sticker stickler and know how your food grows
Sep 18, 2012 8:01 am

1300 produce items worldwide currently hold price look-up (PLU) codes that are also used to indicate a food's origins. A number 9 in front of the four-digit code lets you know your pear is organic, 8 indicates GMO and conventionally grown produce will fall somewhere in the 3 to 4000's. For instance, the international code for guava is 4299. So 94011 means an organic guava. Unless you live in America

Drink Home Brew With Obama, Eat Welsh Cakes With Romney

This election, food and drink play a starring role
Aug 31, 2012 8:01 am
Obama drinking beer

The White House home brew and Ann Romney's Welsh cakes make news on the campaign trail this week. See what's got food-obsessed voters excited after the jump.

Video: California's Right To Know Battle Heats Up

Yes on 37 releases a video ad about GMO labels
Aug 28, 2012 8:31 am

The California proposal to require GMO labeling is turning into one of the more intriguing political battles of this Presidential election year. As reports surface that agribusiness giant Monsanto has spent upwards of $4 million on advertising to convince the state's residents not to approve the measure. The Yes on Prop 37 side proposing the labeling requirements just released an ad comparing the "GMO is safe" claims to previous boondoggles like Agent Orange. Watch it here. 

Meet California's Prop 37: It's Your Natural Right To Know

Labeling biotech food gets a little more specific
Aug 20, 2012 4:01 pm

Sounds like Californians want the right to know whether their food has been modified...from the molecular level, upwards. The new initiative, a first step in bringing America up to speed with "labeling" nations like Russia, Japan and even China (surprised?), Proposition 37 simply needs to be defined. The full scoop after the jump. 

Keeping GMOs Hidden Costs Millions

Biotech companies shell out to oppose labeling
Aug 17, 2012 8:02 am

Should GMOs be labeled? Because of a new proposition in Calfornia, Biotech companies are spending millions of dollars to prevent that from happening. Read more after the jump.

Obamacare's Newest Critic: Papa John's

Apparently, health care and pizza don't mix
Aug 10, 2012 8:01 am

Find out why the founder of Papa John's is saying Obama's health care plan will affect the almighty pizza slice after the jump.

The Food Labeling Fight Continues

Nature Valley and pizza companies come under fire
Aug 3, 2012 8:01 am
Nature Valley

What is "natural" is up for debate — again — and pizza companies would rather not have you know how many calories are in that slice you're enjoying. Yup, it's another week in food politics.


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