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Major Food Corporations Say No More GMO

By Caitlin Watkins The controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our food is making mainstream news yet again this week.  Food companies are choosing to opt-out of GMO ingredients in the manufacturing and selling of their food products due to consumer demand.  The following companies made headlines this week: Smart Balance rejects GMOs Smart Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, March 7th, 2014 in Label GMOs | 150 Comments »

Are you a Food Patriot? You will be soon! Join us for the online screening 2/26

At 15, Sam Spitz was on the top of the world. He pitched varsity baseball as a freshman, sprouted three inches in the off-season. Pro scouts even came calling. Then he ate a chicken caeser salad that changed his life. Within three days Sam was doubled over and headed to the emergency room. Sickened with Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 in Campylobacter, Food Safety, Meat without Drugs | No Comments »

Rocky Mountain love for the Meat Without Drugs campaign

The Meat Without Drugs team rocked the Rockies last week for the opening of three Trader Joe’s stores in Colorado on February 14th. The company opened its first stores in the state – two in Denver and one in Boulder – and the team was overwhelmed by support for our campaign asking Trader Joe’s to Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 in Meat without Drugs | No Comments »

Chick-Fil-A pledges to sell chicken raised without antibiotics

Fast food chain Chick-Fil-A announced today that within five years all of the chicken sold at their restaurants will be raised without antibiotics, marking “the first time a quick service restaurant has committed to a 100 percent ‘raised without antibiotics’ standard for poultry,” says PR Newswire. In their online statement, Chick-Fil-A says the company is “collaborating Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 in Meat without Drugs | 1 Comment »

Help Get Joe Off Drugs, Colorado!

Hey Coloradans!  Do you love meat raised without antibiotics?  We do!  Come out this Valentine’s Day and help us show the love.  Together we’ll ask the three new Trader Joe’s stores in the Boulder/Denver area to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics.  Our Meat Without Drugs campaign is working to convince grocery stores – starting Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Friday, January 31st, 2014 in Meat without Drugs | 1 Comment »

In New England, two victories and a loss for GMO labeling

New England:  home of  arctic temps, piles of snow – and a whole lot of action on GMO labeling. In 2013, Connecticut became the first state in the nation to sign a GMO labeling bill into law, followed by Maine in early January 2014. However, both bills contain provisions that prevent the laws from going into immediate Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, January 24th, 2014 in Label GMOs | 14 Comments »

Maine becomes second state to pass GMO labeling law

Yesterday Maine’s Governor signed into law the second GMO labeling bill in the US, after a similar bill was signed in Connecticut in late 2013. However, both bills contain provisions that prevent the laws from going into immediate effect.   Maine’s bill, for example, requires that five other states pass similar GMO labeling bills, and Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, January 10th, 2014 in Label GMOs | No Comments »

Sing along! Our holiday message to Trader Joe’s

Dashing Through Trader Joe’s Dashing through Trader Joe’s, With a red cart as my sleigh. Through the shelves I roam, Shopping all the way But then I spy the meat I don’t know what to pick Was this meat given drugs? If so it really makes me ticked. Oh, Trader Joe’s, Trader Joe’s please end Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, December 20th, 2013 in Meat without Drugs | 1 Comment »

Get Smart About Antibiotics, starting with your turkey

Ever had strep?  A UTI?  You probably ran to the drug store with a scribbled prescription for antibiotics and felt a whole lot better within a couple of days. It’s a scenario we all take for granted. But the CDC is sounding the alarm that antibiotic resistance “is considered one of the world’s most critical Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 in Meat without Drugs | 1 Comment »

Everyone Wants A Revolution: Chipotle’s ad campaign looks familiar

They say that imitation is the biggest form of flattery in which case we are really flattered by Chipotle’s marketing campaign. Our own Joe the Pig took up the revolutionary cause to get antibiotics off the farm and now Chipotle’s El Pig, along with pigs all over the world, are ready to take up hooves. Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Friday, November 15th, 2013 in Meat without Drugs | No Comments »
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