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

… cereal, for instance — that mistakenly ends up on store shelves. The law is due to take effect next year. “Even with the best of intentions, excellent supply chain logistics and herculean efforts, product will be in the wrong place at any given time, resulting in millions upon millions of dollars in potential fines,” said GMA President Pamela G. Bailey. She estimated more than 100,000 items sold in the state would require Vermont-specific labels, a companies could quickly amass …

Organic not healthier than other foods: Organic junk food still junk | Genetic Literacy Project

… the organic food industry. Just what does it mean to be organic and are they really better for you than conventional foods? With more and more organic products flying off the shelves, most consumers believe they are getting a healthier product, regardless of price. But is that true? That depends on who you believe. Nova Scotia Organics’ Nancy Smithers said that research compiled from 50 studies comparing traditionally produced food to organic showed that organics have a higher nutritional …

Greenville moms launch organic baby food company

By Lillia Callum-Penso | April 14, 2015 It was a couple months into their friendship when Jessica Gates and Julie Hines decided to go into business together. Their product would be wholesome, nutritious, organic and delicious. Neither woman had previous business experience, but they had a strong desire to provide kids, theirs included, better food choices than they found on the shelves. A year later, Gates, 37, and Hines, 35, have started Harvest Moon Baby Food. The baby food company specializes …

Genetically modified food in the UK and TTIP | openDemocracy

By Linda Kaucher | April 2, 2015 Unless we act to prevent it, we are likely to have genetically modified food on our supermarket shelves, soon. Following on from the anti-GM activism of the late 1990s and early 2000’s, it is widely believed that there is a ban on GM foods in the UK. However law changes in the EU, potential international trade law tie-ins via the upcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP) and the UK political climate combine to make us very vulnerable now to …