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It’s What’s on the Outside That Counts

Most of the time we say it's what is on the inside that counts, right? But when it comes to buying food, the packaging can make all the difference. As a chef and educator, usually I recommend to my…

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Ozonated, Mineral & Distilled: Decoding Water Bottle Labels

Water, water everywhere We all need water to survive, but is there one type that's better than another? Filtered tap water is the best choice to avoid more plastic waste. (According to Ban the Bott…

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We’re Wasting Food & Money By Misreading These Labels

"Sell By," "Best By," "Use By." If food labels are confusing you, you're not alone. That confusion is causing us to dump tons of perfectly edible food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic R…

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Pom Victorious Over Coke in Ruling from Supreme Court

A door may have just opened for litigation against deceptive labeling of food products. On Thursday the Supreme Court sided with juice company Pom Wonderful in their case against the Coca-Cola Co. …

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Why the ‘All Natural’ Food Label Can Be False Advertising

Notice anything different about Naked Juice, Lays or Goldfish? If you haven't, you may want to start looking at the products a little closer. PepsiCo and Campbell Soup Company are quietly removing the…

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Top 20 Frankenfoods to Avoid

Genetically-modified (GM) foods and food ingredients have infiltrated our food supply, tainting what was once healthy. While agri-businesses continue to claim they are safe, increasing amounts of rese…

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GMO Labeling Battle — Is Your State Next?

Washington State is fighting its own GMO labeling battle. Washingtonians will soon vote on Initiative 522, a measure that has the power to require GMO labels in Washington by 2015. Inspired by the clo…

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New Hampshire Initiates Bill to Label Genetically-Modified Foods

Now that genetically-modified foods will soon require labeling in Maine, New Hampshire is considering following suit. The House subcommittee has begun work on a GMO-Labeling bill that would require fo…

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Monsanto Stock in Danger, Investor Warns

I was shocked to read a story in Canada's highly conservative national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, a couple of days ago in which well-known investor and columnist Chris Umiastowski, P.Eng., MBA, wa…

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Do You Have an Organic Bias?

Years ago I was at a trade show talking to a representative from a hydroponic produce enterprise about his tomatoes. When I inquired whether or not his tomatoes were farmed organically, he became a li…

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