Trailblazer Foods Launches First All-Inclusive Organic Coconut Product Line

From www. businesswire.com | July 8, 2015 PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trailblazer Foods, a leading manufacturer of private label and branded grocery products in the western U.S., is introducing a complete line of certified organic coconut products, including oil, virgin oil, milk, light milk, flour, sugar and unsweetened flakes. “There is a strong and growing demand in the U.S. for better-for-you foods,” said Rob Miller, CEO of Trailblazer Foods, “and coconut fits in with …

Vermont’s GMO labeling law could cost grocers up to $10 million per day in fines – Business Insider

… millions in fines if only 5 to 10 percent of products slip through. Shumlin had a clear response Thursday: “Just label your products. All of them nationwide.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Vermont’s GMO labeling law could cost grocers up to $10 million per day in fines – Business Insider …

Abbott facing lawsuit over “non-organic” Similac | Food Industry News | just-food

By Hannah Abdulla | June 3, 2015 Abbott Laboratories is facing a class action lawsuit over its Similac infant formula that alleges the US group is “misleading” consumers since the product contains non-organic ingredients. The case was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on 15 May by three consumers and accuses Abbott of “false and misleading misrepresentations on its private-label Similac Advance Organic Infant Formulas”. The complaint …

Organic board busts ‘no synthetic pesticides’ myth, okays new herbicides and fungicides | Genetic Literacy Project

By Peter Whoriskey |May 1, 2015 You might think the USDA “organic” label is reserved for foods produced without any man-made chemicals. But under government rules, “organic” food may be grown or processed with the aid of scores of synthetic substances, as long as those chemicals have been deemed essential. Exactly which chemicals should be allowed? This week, in a process that is largely invisible to consumers but that has become a semi-annual ritual of controversy within the world of …

Just Because Your Chicken Is Organic Doesn’t Mean It Was Raised Humanely | Mother Jones

… label to its line of cheese. “The USDA organic program really is failing to meet both the spirit of organic and consumer expectations around animal welfare,” says an ASPCA representative. “Organic is about what the cow is eating and what you’re doing to the land,” Meerman says. “AWA is about the cow.” He takes special care to manage his animals’ pain, and keep young cows with their mothers for a week after they’re born, for example. And those …

WHO Says Roundup is “Probably” Cancer-causing | Crozet Gazette

… equivalent” to non-GMO foods and “Generally Recognized as Safe.” This classification exempts them from any pre-market safety testing. And Monsanto wants to keep it that way. In recent days Kansas House Republican Mike Pompeo has reintroduced what has been dubbed the DARK Act, the “Denying Americans the Right-to-Know” Act. The bill would prevent states from adopting their own Genetically Engineered/ Modified labeling laws as well as prevent the FDA from requiring companies to label …

What Food Labels Really Mean

… decisions regarding their food,” Massey said, “and part of that is learning to better understand food labels and sift through the claims on the labels.” Check out the following terms found on food labels: All natural. Products labeled all natural must be free of artificial colors and ingredients, and must be minimally processed. But since there are no national standards to define minimally processed, the label doesn’t carry a lot of weight and is almost meaningless. A …

True Food Kitchen chef favors healthy, ethnic foods

… I’m very concerned about genetically modified foods and wish the Food and Drug Administration would insist on GMO labeling. I mean, there is a huge set of strict and specific rules around how frozen peas are labeled, but no requirements to label genetically modified foods. When I see a product like a GMO salmon that grows to 50 pounds in two months, I’m not touching it. No way. It’s just wrong on so many levels. To continue reading this article, click on this link: via True …

Claims that GMOs Will “Feed the World” Don’t Hold Up | EWG

… largely address the need for more calories in the future.” The Just label It campaign, which advocates for mandatory federal labeling of GMO foods, provided funding support for this new report. Gary Hirshberg, chairman of Just label It, said, “Biotech companies and their customers in chemical agriculture have been attempting to sell the benefits of GMOs for two decades. Between exaggerated claims about feeding the world and a dramatic escalation in the use of toxic pesticides, it is no …