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Why Activists Are Unhappy With New GMO Labeling Legislation …

‘It is a non-labeling bill disguised as a labeling bill.’ The U.S. House of Representatives easily approved legislation Wednesday requiring labels on genetically modified food over objections from anti-GMO groups that say the rules should be stronger. The legislation already passed the Senate and the White House indicated that President Obama

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Why our food is the single biggest election issue not on the table?

Amid the hoopla and distractions of the 2016 elections, real issues have been raised and discussed.   Questions have been posed, and answers proffered, on wide-ranging topics including jobs, Syria, tax policy, immigration, healthcare, education, the courts, banking, our relations with China, Russia, and Europe, and many more. 

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Politics & Elections: Food is the “single biggest election issue not on the table.”

In the midst of presidential campaign theatrics and positioning, some folks are actually talking about issues. Not everything in this political year has to do with election strategy. Occasionally, there is a mention of real-life – as in what is really going on in rural communities and how

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New food nutrition labeling unlikely to help those who need it the most

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Food and Drug Administration recently unveiled significant changes to nutritional labels. The new labels will give consumers greater insight into how much added sugar is hidden in the food we eat. Calories will be displayed more prominently and serving sizes will better reflect

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How to read the new nutrition label; 6 things you need to know!

As Americans struggle with obesity and diabetes, help is on the way. The iconic black-and-white Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods in the U.S. is getting its first makeover in two decades. The federal government’s decision last month to update the food label means that for the first

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Sugar in Disguise on Nutrition Facts Labels

Sugar disguising synonyms on Nutrition Facts labels   There are many different names for sugar. Two common ways the food manufacturers use to disguise sugar on food labels is to use a long, scientific sounding word or to rename the sugar altogether. One of the easiest ways

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Pick Your Sweet Poison

Why should we be concerned about added and refined sugars?   For decades we have been unsuspectingly consuming way too much of these nutritionally empty calories that severely contribute to health complications such as obesity, type II diabetes, and risk factors for heart disease. Although the public health authorities

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