All news articles for April 25, 2013

Boxer, DeFazio introduce federal GMO labeling bill

Boxer, DeFazio introduce federal GMO labeling bill

By Hank Schultz

A bill requiring the labeling of GMO ingredients has been introduced at the federal level by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-OR.  Even though the bill’s chances of passage are uncertain, observers see it as a watershed moment.

Are thresholds too low for products to carry the Fairtrade USA seal on the pack?

NGO questions Fair Trade USA chocolate labeling ‘hoax’

By Oliver Nieburg

Not-for-profit organization Fair World Project has criticized changes to Fair Trade USA's labeling policy, which allows chocolate to carry the seal when it contains a high percentage of other ingredients like sugar that are not fairly traded.

The traditional bland American diet cried out for salt, but that seems to be changing.

Sodium reduction - The road ahead

Is sodium reduction really necessary?

By Hank Schultz

The stealthy approach to sodium reduction in foods—cutting levels bit by bit so that consumers don’t notice—has evolved to the point that some observers question whether it is necessary at all. Understandably, those in the business of selling sodium reduction...

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