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Colorado’s Pot Brownies Have A New Ingredient — Warning Labels

Colorado’s Pot Brownies Have A New Ingredient — Warning Labels

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible marijuana sector, including “emergency rules,” which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.

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Truth In Gluten-Free Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule

Truth In Gluten-Free Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it’s about time.

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Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

| July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

A new book claims the organic label can’t be trusted, especially on food that’s imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.

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Vermont’s GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

Vermont’s GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vermont gets ready to become the first state to require food producers to label products that are genetically modified, but not without preparing for major legal battles with companies like Monsanto.

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Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont’s.

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Food Industry Groups Say They’ll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

Food Industry Groups Say They’ll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

| February 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

In an open acknowledgement that many consumers are annoyed that GMO ingredients aren’t labeled, a coalition announced Thursday that it does support labeling. But it wants a federal standard to be voluntary, and it wants to keep states from passing any more mandatory labeling measures.

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What’s The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us?

What’s The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us?

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Food labels have become battlegrounds. Government regulators, companies and food movement activists have been fighting over what belongs on the label. (GMOs? Trans fats? Claims that bran prevents heart disease?) We asked four big thinkers for their dream food label.

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FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label

FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The FDA’s new rule says gluten-free food can’t contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten. Most products on the market with the label already meet that standard.

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How To Better Protect Farm Workers From Pesticides: Spanish

How To Better Protect Farm Workers From Pesticides: Spanish

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pesticides carry warning labels that spell out health risks and how workers should protect themselves — but those labels are usually in English. More than 80 percent of the workers in the “salad bowls” of Salinas, California, or Yuma, Arizona, are Hispanic. Many have difficulty communicating in English.

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Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?

Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?

| July 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Farmers give antibiotics routinely to pigs, beef cattle and poultry. They say the drugs help keep animals healthy and get them to market faster. Others say this practice practically guarantees that bacteria will develop resistance to these antibiotics more quickly, endangering human lives and the long-term viability of the drugs.

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France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

French dining is world famous, but it has a dirty little secret: Many restaurants rely on microwavable, premade meals. A bill that’s already cleared one big hurdle in the French National Assembly would force restaurants to label when their food is made in-house from scratch – and penalize those who lie about it.

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Coke Changed Caramel Color To Avoid Cancer Warning; Pepsi In Transition

Coke Changed Caramel Color To Avoid Cancer Warning; Pepsi In Transition

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In 2011, California listed 4-MEI, the chemical that Coke and Pepsi used to obtain caramel coloring for their colas, as a carcinogen. Both sodas have been reformulated for sale in the state — but tests show 4-MEI is still common in Pepsi colas sold elsewhere.

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What The Rise Of Cage-Free Eggs Means For Chickens

What The Rise Of Cage-Free Eggs Means For Chickens

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Promises from big food companies to switch to “cage-free” eggs have set off a supply chain reaction among egg producers. Some producers are adding more cage-free houses to their operations. But scientists are still trying to measure whether cage-free chickens are really better off.

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Next Meal: Engineering Food

Next Meal: Engineering Food

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are the benefits of genetically engineered foods worth the risks? Check out this half-hour special from QUEST Northern California that explores the pros and cons of genetically engineered crops and what the future holds for research and regulations.

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