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October 15th, 2013
Junk Food Lobbyists Sued for Money Laundering in Washington State
Effort to Hide Brand-Name Corporations Opposing GE Food Labeling Lands in Court October 16 update: The Washington State attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association, saying t.
September 27th, 2013
Corporate Lobbyists Resort to Deception in Opposing GE Food Labeling, Again
Confused by the exemptions in Washington State’s 522? Here is why they make sense.
August 28th, 2013
Ten Tips to Make Organic Work for You
As a nation, we have become accustomed to paying relatively little for our food as a percentage of overall income. [i] While this cheap food may on the face of it seem like a good thing, it actually comes at an alarming, and astronomical, cost.
August 15th, 2013
The Invisible Danger to Bees: Are Your "Bee-friendly" Plants Laced With Bee-killing Toxins?
This past year may have been one of the worst for honey bees, bumble bees and other pollinators.
August 12th, 2013
How Smart are School Snacks? A Closer Look at New USDA Rules
In April, I submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on behalf of Center for Food Safety regarding proposed nutrition guidelines for “competitive foods” sold in schools.
July 31st, 2013
Pesticide Companies Choose Spin over Solutions
Pesticide companies have a problem. Their products kill; that’s what they’re designed for. So what happens when these deadly products end up killing more than they’re intended to? People get mad.
July 29th, 2013
Farmer or Felon? Michigan heritage pigs farmer gets needed pat on the back from judge
Roger Turunen and his wife Brenda raise “Hogan Hogs” on their Michigan farm, a heritage breed of pig rather different than those raised by big commercial animal factories.
July 10th, 2013
Why Center for Science in the Public Interest is Wrong Not to Support Genetically Engineered Food Labeling
You may have noticed the impressive grassroots movement gathering steam lately over the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
July 1st, 2013
The Birth of Cool
The internet is abuzz with the impending birth of Kate Middleton’s royal baby. Meanwhile, Rachel, Nina and Natalie, three amazing young women I know, are also welcoming little ones this summer.
June 26th, 2013
The Buzz from National Pollinator Week
Last week, from June 17th – 23rd, people across the country swarmed together to celebrate National Pollinator Week and raise awareness about the importance of bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators.
June 11th, 2013
How did a Hepatitis Virus Get into Organic Berries?
Stalled Federal Import Safety Rules Results in More Illness The latest example of how even health-conscious eaters are not immune from foodborne illness outbreaks came last week with a recall of organic frozen berries contaminated with Hepa.
June 7th, 2013
Smithfield Deal Could Leave Americans Holding the Bag
As Center for Food Safety suspected, there is nothing from Smithfield to confirm that its “ractopamine-free” claim will benefit Americans, at least those that do not hold an ownership interest in the corporation.
June 6th, 2013
Clearing up the Misperception: What does the "Monsanto Protection Act" Do?
The Act does not prevent CFS or any entity from filing a lawsuit against USDA or Monsanto. And it expires on September 30, 2013.
June 5th, 2013
Enlisting the Climate Ally Underfoot
This piece originally appeared on Food Tank 6/4/13 Click here to read this blog post in Spanish You may have heard the news that on May 9th, we crossed the scary 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide (CO2) mark, but what exactly .
June 3rd, 2013
Kudos to Connecticut on GE Food Labeling
As a Connecticut native, I’m extremely proud and excited that the state legislature is the first in the nation to pass a comprehensive bill to label genetically engineered (GE) foods.