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Demystifying Food Labels

By Kim Robson: We’ve all seen these marketing stickers on fresh produce or even prepared foods, labels touting their eco-friendly attributes, such as Non-GMOOrganicFree-RangeEthically HarvestedFair TradeGrass FedPasture RaisedGluten Free In the past, we’ve covered the various and often confusing labels on egg cartons. Today, let’s delve into the claims seen on …

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Don’t Get Greenwashed

By Fredrica Syren: Ever since my family and I went green and committed ourselves to reducing our carbon footprint and using only eco-friendly products, I have marveled at the way consumers’ high demand for greener choices has created the trend of more options for eco-friendly products. But, as a consumer, …

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New Changes to Sell-By Dates on Packaged Food

By Fredrica Syren: Some much needed changes are coming to packaged foods sold in grocery stores. Two major influential trade groups in the food industry, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, are lobbying for changes to 10 different food labels that include “sell by” to “use by,” …

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New GMO Food Labeling Bill

By Kim Robson:  Regular visitors to Green Mom know that we’ve been following the issue of the relative safety and labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The United States is the world’s largest consumer of foods made with genetically altered ingredients. Many popular processed foods are made with soybeans, corn and other crops whose genetic …

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Updates to U.S. Nutrition Labels

By Kim Robson: On May 20, 2016, the FDA revised the design of the Nutrition Facts label for U.S. food packaging. The new labeling rules will be required on most food within the next two years, by July 26, 2018. Smaller companies that make less than $10 million in annual …

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Ractopamine Labeling in U.S. Meat

Ractopamine Labeling

By Kim Robson: I’m going to bet you’ve never heard of ractopamine. It’s a feed additive that helps keep meat animals lean. Ractopamine is used in an estimated 60-80% of American beef and pigs. Here are the facts: Ractopamine is a beta-agonist drug that increases protein synthesis, which makes the …

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What Does “Natural” Really Mean?

By Fredrica Syren: For many eco-conscious people, the word “natural” makes us look twice at a product. However, when it comes to food or personal care products, “natural” can have a hidden meaning and might be very misleading for the consumer. The label’s simply stating “natural” generated a whopping $43 …

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