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October 25th, 2012
Mayor and City Council of LA announce nation's most comprehensive Good Food Policy initiative!
Riding on the heels of our letter last week , the City of Los Angeles has announced that they will move forward with an ambitious and commendable Good Food Procurement Policy.
October 17th, 2012
California Newspaper Editorial Boards Spread False Claims and Faulty Logic on Proposition 37
Each election season, proponents and opponents of the various initiatives on the California ballot hope for the state’s major newspaper endorsements.
October 16th, 2012
Cool Foods Supports Good Food policy!
The Cool Foods Campaign is helping and supporting cities to adopt "Cool Food" Policies.
October 1st, 2012
Why California Needs Prop 37: Center for Food Safety's Position on the Food Labeling Initiative
by Rebecca Spector, West Coast Director Center for Food Safety (CFS) has been fighting for labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods and the public’s “right to know” since its inception fifteen years ago.
September 7th, 2012
Stanford Research on Organics Hits the Stats, but Misses the Point
“Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier than Conventional Alternatives?” Stanford University researchers attempted to answer this question in their recently released analysis of published literature on the health, nutrition and s.
September 7th, 2012
There's nothing "cool" about wasting food
There has been a parade of headlines lately about the shocking statistic that approximately 40 percent of the food in the United States is thrown away . Even allowing some room for error, this level of waste is staggering on many fronts.
August 20th, 2012
Feds Playing Politics with Food Safety is Enough to Make You Sick
Rarely does the mainstream media bother to connect the dots when it comes to our broken food safety system. Consider these two recent headlines: Foodborne Outbreaks Falling Short of U.S.
August 20th, 2012
Taming the Lunchbox
Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I used to bring my lunch to school. Invariably tucked inside my “Peanuts” lunchbox was a sandwich, a few carrot sticks, a piece of fruit, and a couple of home-made cookies, usually oatmeal.
August 2nd, 2012
Center for Food Safety Comments at New York City Soda Limits Hearing
Last week I had the pleasure of lending my support, on behalf of the Center for Food Safety, to New York City’s proposal to limit the size of sugary beverages sold at food service outlets.
July 16th, 2012
New York Times' Oversized Argument: Organic Can't Be Stuffed Inside a Big Food Box
There is no disputing the claim that organic has become “a wildly lucrative business for Big Food,” as discussed at length in the recent New York Times article: “Has ‘Organic’ Been Oversized?&.
July 4th, 2012
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Cool...
It’s hot out! With heat records falling across the U.S. every day, we’re a nation in pursuit of cool .
June 5th, 2012
Your Burger Just Got a Little Safer, Thanks to Uncle Sam
After years of debating, petitioning, rulemaking, and outright stalling, this week the federal government is finally implementing new requirements for testing E. coli in ground beef. Why is this cause for celebration? Because while the U.S.
June 4th, 2012
Mercury Bigger Worry than Radiation in Tuna
Few things get a media frenzy going like the combination of two words: radiation and food.
May 25th, 2012
Supporting Vets' Letter to President Obama on 2,4-D a Fitting Memorial
With Memorial Day just a few days away, many across the country will soon stop and remember the meaning of military service and the ultimate sacrifice so many gave — and are still giving. Remembering is what the day is all about.
May 10th, 2012
More Empty Recommendations on Junk Food Marketing to Children
Institute of Medicine Gives Big Food Another Deadline – or else! This week, the nation’s top public health experts are gathered at a much-trumpeted obesity conference hosted by the U.S.