Food labeling and marketing

GMA: GMO labels should apply to highly refined oils, sweeteners

GMA: GMO labeling should apply to highly refined oils, sweeteners

By Elaine WATSON

If consumers are to believe that the food industry is serious about transparency, highly refined oils and sweeteners derived from GM crops must be included in the new bioengineered food standard (the federal GMO labeling law), even if they are indistinguishable...

Consumers are encouraged to share examples of 'fear mongering’ food labels on twitter: “Take a photo and share it on Twitter using #PeelBackTheLabel!”

NMPF: There's no consumer benefit to going Non-GMO, and dairy brands know it

NMPF spars with Dannon, Dean Foods, over ‘rampant fear-based marketing’ on GMOs

By Elaine WATSON

"Rampant fear-based food marketing" – most notably from brands touting their non-GMO credentials - is damaging consumer trust and “jeopardizing the safe, sustainable farming practices that have enhanced farm productivity over the last 20 years”...

General Mills hit with new natural lawsuit over xanthan gum

Is it safe to make 'natural' claims on products containing xanthan gum?

By Elaine WATSON

General Mills has been hit with a second putative class action lawsuit alleging that shoppers are being misled by ‘natural’ claims on Annie’s salad dressings containing xanthan gum – a widely used thickener and stabilizer produced via microbial fermentation.

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