Cheerios Not So Cheery After GMO Snafu

A Cheerios app gets shut down as users sabotage it
Dec 6, 2012 5:31 pm

"What do Cheerios mean to you?" It seems like an innocent enough question, but when Cheerios maker General Mills posted the inquiry and encouraged responses through a Facebook app that even designed comments in the trademark font and color of the cereal brand, users flooded the page with comments that ranged from vitriolic to plaintive. General Mills, you see, supported the "No 0n 37" anti-labeling campaign in California, contributing a reported $1.1 to the cause to stop required labeling of GMOs in the state. 

Fasting For One More Penny Per Pound

Tomato workers protest and hunger strike in Florida
Mar 8, 2012 10:01 am

Outside of the Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Florida over 50 members and supporters of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) are beginning the fourth day of their six-day fast to protest Florida-based supermarket-chain Publix. For some farm workers this isn’t their first hunger strike to improve working conditions....

Occupy Big Food Marches 'Zucchini Park'

Occupy Wall Street's food-focused cousin
Nov 21, 2011 3:01 pm

Saturday’s chilly, but sunny, weather proved much more conducive to the Occupy Big Food protest. The last was postponed due to crappy weather. A group of about 50 gathered at the big red cube opposite Zuccotti Park carrying signs with messages like “Lettuce beet the system.”


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