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Trader Joe’s answer to 750,000 people? So far, zip

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About 750,000 people so far have asked Trader Joe’s to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics.   But how has the company responded? Take Action Now: Tell TJ’s CEO Dan Bane to stop ignoring you and commit to ending the sale of antibiotic-raised meat! The marketplace is moving against meat raised on antibiotics. Already, several national Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 in Meat without Drugs | No Comments »

July 4th grillers show us their no-antibiotics meat and say: Not On My Grill!

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We asked you to show us your meat — and did you ever.   Last week for July 4th, we got dozens and dozens of photos from folks who said “Not On My Grill!” and shared shots of meat raised without antibiotics they used in their holiday grilling adventures.  Lots of others folks wrote in Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 in Meat without Drugs | No Comments »

Consumer Reports Poll: 92% of Americans Want GMO Labeling

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Monsanto and Big Food can try every which way to spin their claim that genetically engineered food is no different. But Americans aren’t buying it. Nine out of 10 consumers (92 percent) want to know on the label if their food is genetically engineered, according to Consumer Reports latest national poll. That same percentage of Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 in Label GMOs, Uncategorized | 14 Comments »

A win for Pom is a win for consumers

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Consumers could be misled and tricked by the labeling on Minute Maid’s Pomegranate Blueberry flavored juice blend, said the Supreme Court yesterday in a unanimous decision that will allow the POM Wonderful Juice company to proceed with a lawsuit against Coca-Cola, maker of Minute Maid drinks. The point of contention is the label on the Minute Maid product, which announces Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, June 13th, 2014 in Corporate Behavior, FDA, Food Labeling | No Comments »

Vermont Sued Over GMO Right To Know Law

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Four major industry trade groups (the Grocery Manufacturers Associationthe Snack Food Association, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Association of Manufacturers) have filed suit against the state of Vermont calling the GMO law, Act 120, a violation of their first amendment rights. The Vermont law would go into effect in July of 2016 and would require Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Friday, June 13th, 2014 in Label GMOs | No Comments »

#19: Trader Joe’s (still) sells meat raised on antibiotics

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Read Buzzfeed’s 18 Incredible Things You Didn’t Know About Trader Joe’s, and you’ll learn some tidbits about Hawaiian shirts and ginger snaps.   But the thing we find pretty incredible (perhaps #19?) is that this company still continues to stock its shelves with meat from animals raised on antibiotics. We know Trader Joe’s customers expect better. Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 in Meat without Drugs | 2 Comments »

New Consumer Reports Poll Shows That Consumers Want GMO Labeling

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A Consumer Reports poll of the nation found that: 92% Think GE Food Should Be Labeled Before Sold 92% Think GE Food Should Meet Government Safety Standards Before Sold 92% Demand the Government Label GE Salmon An overwhelming majority of U.S. consumers think that before GMO food is sold, it should be labeled accordingly (92% of consumers) and Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Monday, June 9th, 2014 in Label GMOs | 2 Comments »

More Momentum In NYS! GMO Labeling Bill Passes Out Of Codes Committee

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  The NYS Assembly’s Codes Committee today passed with 15 votes bill A.3525 which would require the labeling GMOs! This is another good step forward for activists and advocates who have been fighting to give consumers the right to know what is in their food. Now for the bill to move forward in the NYS Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 in Label GMOs | No Comments »

Telling the Truth and Standing Up for Consumers’ Right to Know What’s Their Food

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by Caitlin Watkins Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has long fought for the labeling of food that is genetically engineered. We believe that consumers have a right to know how their food is produced–so that they can make more informed purchasing decisions. Our own Elisa Odabashian, director of the West Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 in Label GMOs | No Comments »

A turning tide on antibiotic-raised meat

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 ” A post-antibiotic era – in which common infections and minor injuries can kill– is a very real possibility for the 21st century.” “If we don’t act now, our medicine cabinet will be empty and we won’t have the antibiotics we need to save lives.” You’d think that these kinds of alarm bells sounded by not-so-alarmist organizations as Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 in Meat without Drugs | 7 Comments »
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