Who Gets to Decide What ‘Organic’ Means?

As consumers increasingly opt for organic products at the grocery store, the giants of the food industry have moved into the organic sector—and weakened the standards for the organic food we eat. Brought to you by Yahoo! News. Read the rest of the article here

Food Labels: What Do All the Symbols and Certifications Mean?

Reading food labels can be confusing and frustrating for consumers. From USDA Organic to Fair Trade Certified, this article will help you decipher the symbols and food label certifications on your food labels to become a more informed shopper. USDA Organic The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines organic as a food label term […]

A Faustian Bargain On Labeling Genetically Engineered Food

By Henry I. Miller and Drew L. Kershen Brought to you by Yahoo! News. Read the rest of the article here

Biotech labeling supporters urge Obama to keep 2007 labeling pledge

Lawmakers, consumer groups and representatives from the organic food industry on Thursday asked President Obama to honor a 2007 campaign promise to require the labeling of genetically modified goods. Brought to you by Yahoo! News. Read the rest of the article here

Organic food and farm groups ask Obama to require GMO food labels

Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. The groups delivered a letter to the president dated January 16 reminding Obama of a campaign […]

Gluten Free! Natural! Many Food Promises Won’t Fetch Premium Prices

A study shows that while health-conscious consumers consider locally sourced and organic foods worth a premium price—especially if certified—few want to pay extra to eat gluten-free products Brought to you by Yahoo! News. Read the rest of the article here