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Director of National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition speaks up on food policy
"Another point of inspiration to me is the interest in food. There are so many more active citizens that are wearing a food hat, however they define it – nutrition, health, local, organic, other th...
Healthful school lunch programs can significant impact a child's health.
Over 31 million children in the United States consume most of their daily caloric intake at school. For many children, it may be the only food they eat regularly each day. But improving the quality...
Should Sprouts Come With A Warning Label?
Over 20 people have been sickened in two new outbreaks of foodborne illness linked to alfalfa sprouts. For something many deem a "health food," sprouts continue to be a vexing food-safety challenge...
Online grocery companies are going to start taking food stamps - seems like a no brainer and glad it's happening!
"This spring, the USDA is expected to launch a pilot that will allow a limited number of internet food delivery services to start accepting food stamps."
Big Brands Spent Millions in Hidden Campaign to Thwart GMO Labeling
Go Campbell's for standing up for GMO labeling! It's appalling how big business can pay to cover up their bad business practices and keep citizens in the dark. #policynews
160 billion lbs of food are wasted yearly due to confusing date-labeling laws.
EXPIRED is a five minute film that reveals how best by and sell by dates applied at the state level restrict stores from selling or donating perfectly good food. Did you know that "spoiled" pasteur...
Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Food Policy
Helpful to see a side-by-side comparison of the candidates on specific environmental, health and food issues. Though I have to say, some of the answers scare me! 😳☹️ #policynews
Canadian study shows that parents with limited means avoid feeding kids healthy foods they might not eat.
With limited finances, many parents turn to foods like hot pockets and chicken nuggets that they know their kids will eat, even though they aren't as nutritious. A child refusing a new food or spit...
Take action and say "no" to GMO salmon!
Many retailers including Target, COSTCO, Eataly, Whole Foods, Raley's and Trader Joe's have committed not to sell GMO salmon, but many have not. Join Friends of the Earth and sign the petition agai...
Study: Transparency key in decision to label modified ingredients
"Take a look at any food label and there’s a good chance all design elements, from the color palette to the smallest detail, were meticulously chosen.Now, amid public debate about whether food comp...