Category Archives: Food labeling

Food fetishist alert–go gluten free

We have all kinds of food nuts. I first was made aware of the gluten free fad when jail inmates started claiming they needed gluten free diets–their goal was a better menu. More fish, less baloney. Ain’t gonna happen.

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Safer in California?

California is proposing expansion of the Proposition 65 warning labels.  It looks like they are trying to catch up with all the safety stickers on a ladder. Continue reading

Mischa discusses Organic and Natural and such

Some people know more than I do–I know, you can’t believe that such a thing.

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Canada has their nannystate folk, too. Bans… Ovaltine™ and other common foods

courtesy of the BBC:
“The owner of a British food shop in Canada says he has been ordered to stop selling Marmite, Ovaltine and Irn Bru because they contain illegal additives.

“Tony Badger, who owns Brit Foods in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, told local media that food safety officials had removed the foods from his shelves.  Continue reading

Caramel Cancer Scare

Here we go again. Colas have color, makes them more attractive for the consumer.

As we all know toxicity and carcinogenicity studies in rodents–not a reliable measure.

But they can still make crazy claims.

FDA to make green a protected color on candy bar labels?

Enviros claim “green labels on candy bars are designed to trick you.” Continue reading

FDA proposes to extend food labeling (libeling?) rules to supermarkets

Current nutritional labeling is a fraud. Continue reading

More epidemiology shenanigans

By Sandy Szwarc, BSN, RN, CCP

The media has been quick to report, verbatim from the press release, of a new study finding that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) could be contributing to a global epidemic of type two diabetes. Continue reading

Obamacare rules apply to food choices, too

Section 4205 of Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, established complex national regulations and standards for menu-labeling for restaurants, franchises and some grocery stores operating 20 or more locations. Obamacare is filled with all sorts of other controls on the foods that can be sold, served in school lunches and advertised. It’s all to address a nonexistent crisis — except to those who consider it a national crisis that our food has never been safer or more plentiful and we’re living longer, healthier lives than ever in the history of our country. Continue reading

UK: Lansley has caved in to fast-food industry, says former adviser

Man who helped formulate policy accuses Health Secretary of ‘dereliction of duty’ over Britain’s obesity epidemic Continue reading

USDA panel gets altered-crops pay plan

For the life of me I can’t understand why we pander to the organic scammers. Are we to compensate snake oil salesmen if beneficial products are mixed with fakes? Not a good idea? Neither is pandering to the “accidental is better” crowd, whether they are the perpetrators of the fraud or simply the food superstitious who have been duped. Continue reading

Activists at their most offensive: INSIGHT-Big Food girds for California GMO fight

This assault brought to you by Big Organic Continue reading

Modified food will be on voters’ menu

The  controversy  stupidity over genetically engineered food has moved up the chain, all the way to the ballot box.

If they do something so asinine they should also have labels on organic food reading something along the lines of “Grown in shit without the chemicals that protect your safety” – it’s only providing information to help consumers make informed choices… Continue reading

Is It A Good Idea To Label Genetically Modified Foods?

A new bill in California would force food producers to disclose if any genetically engineered ingredients were in what you eat. Is the law common sense or simply trying to hold back the future of food?

The very act of labeling suggests to consumers there’s something potentially risky about X – if you don’t believe it try giving away bottles of water labeled “Contains DiHydrogen Monoxide” and see what reactions you get. Continue reading

David Zilberman: Voters must assess consequences of labeling GM food

Genetically modified organisms in agriculture have been a source of controversy since their introduction in the mid-1990s. Continue reading

Aus: Health leaders slam new rules on food labelling

MAKERS of sugar-rich foods such as Nutri-Grain and other cereals and fruit bars claiming questionable health benefits will have to change their labels or their ingredients under new truth in labelling measures. Continue reading

Battle over genetically engineered food heading to voters

A fight over genetically engineered foods has been heating up in the nation’s grocery aisles. Now it’s headed for the ballot box.

Quite a propaganda coup for organic food scammers and shameless anti-capitalist activists. Continue reading

Chris Semsarian: Energy drinks: a trigger for heart attacks and stroke?

Energy drink consumption has grown exponentially over the past five to ten years. Sales are increasing at double the rate of total carbonated beverage sales. Continue reading

StarTribune pro and con on food labels

Concern about the health and environmental effects of genetic engineering continue to grow.” and “Requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods, on the other hand, is a solution in search of a problem.Continue reading

Main Market first in Spokane to carry Non-GMO labeled food

Hmm… judging by that headline most US food labels are genetically modified. We don’t grow food labels down-under but generally print them on paper or plastic. Innovative, those ‘muricans. Continue reading