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March 27th

March 1, 2012

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March 27th is the very last day you can comment on the petition to have the FDA label foods containing GMO ingredients.  If you would like to contact the FDA directly the docket number is FDA-2011-P-0723-0001/CP.  If you want to comment right this second, go here.  There have been more that 800,000 signatures so far, […]

Stand Up for Your Food

January 22, 2012

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Over 500,000 people have taken the time to stand up and tell the FDA, “I want to know what you’re feeding me.”  Are you one of them?     Go ahead.  Make yourself heard.

Do you know what you’re eating?

December 23, 2011

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There is only one week of 2011 left.  The Just Label It campaign has already gathered more than 400, 000 comments urging the FDA to require labeling of GMO foods.  Their goal is to reach  500, 000 in the next week.  If you want to know what’s in your own food, if you think people […]

Just Label It!

October 27, 2011

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I’ve touched on the topic of GMO foods on this blog before, but there is a new campaign drawing much-needed attention to the issue.  It’s called “Just Label It”.  The goal of the campaign is to convince the FDA to require mandatory labeling of GMO foods.  Whether you think GMOs are the greatest thing since […]

The back of the box.

July 25, 2011

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I know it’s been a while since I posted the first part of my series on food labeling, but I’ve been distracted by gardening.  So here, at long last, is the second part of the series: The information on food packaging can vary from confusing and misleading to helpful and informative, but no matter what […]

And that means what?

June 4, 2011

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We hear a lot these days about how consumers need to be better informed when it comes to the food we eat.  A chorus of voices is shouting at us to, “Check the ingredients!  Read the labels!”  This can sometimes be easier said than done.  Some of the information provided on the label can be […]

The Future of Fair Trade

April 20, 2011

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As people become increasingly aware of how the global market works, it is only natural that there will be a demand for greater transparency. We all want to know where our food, paper products, construction materials, jewelry, etc., comes from so that we can make informed choices about the products we consume. Some companies and […]