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Consumer Reports vs Impossible Foods: Are plant-based GMO burgers safe?

Plant-based burgers have exploded in popularity over the last year, with dozens of fast food restaurants and grocery stores offering ...
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Gluten free diets are all the rage—here’s why that could be a bad thing

Gluten-free diets are all the rage, even though only a tiny fraction of us are susceptible to celiac-linked reactions. But ...
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Onto the grill: But are consumers ready to embrace—and eat—lab-grown meat?

It’s been a busy summer for food-based biotech. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines when it approved the ...
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Fast food burgers tainted by antibiotics? Not so fast

So, [October 18], millions of Americans woke up to the latest alarmist headline—that burger chains are using meat contaminated with ...
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Viewpoint: Consumers Union calls Zen Honeycutt ‘a loon,’ but still promotes her anti-GMO message

Michael Hansen is a senior scientist for Consumers Union, the consumer advocacy group that publishes Consumer Reports. He has also been fighting ...
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Organic pet food is ‘considerably more expensive’ than traditional alternatives but nutrient benefits insignificant

Perceived as being healthier alternatives to conventionally farmed foods, organics are often significantly more expensive – according to Consumer Reports, ...
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Public sorting through what labels shoppers want on sustainable, lab grown meat, Consumer Reports finds

Consumer Reports, published by the 7 million-member nonprofit Consumers Union, [recently] reported on survey results showing the public expects laboratory-produced ...
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Mythbusting gone wrong: How the ‘dangerous’ organic pesticide myth began

One of the things that surprised me in researching this story was that I could not find a single organic-approved ...
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Strange bedfellows: American Academy of Pediatrics allies with Environmental Working Group, known for anti-science messages

On the subjects of organics and pesticides, the American Academy of Pediatrics finds itself supporting the Environmental Working Group, an ...
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‘Natural’ label lawsuits: What you need to know

In the United States, when a food label uses the word “natural,” food companies are frequently the target in litigation ...
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Should we worry about trace pesticides on fruits and vegetables?

An anti-GMO funded study promoted by Vani Hari--Food Babe--that found parts per billion trace residues of the herbicide glyphosate in ...
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What’s a ‘natural’ food? Lawsuits mount as FDA lags on creating label standard

More than a year after the Food and Drug Administration signaled that it would soon nail down exactly what the ...
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Horizon ‘organic’ milk under fire for adding factory-produced algae oil to boost nutrition

Inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high, batches of algae are carefully tended, kept ...
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Does Consumer Reports mislead readers by promoting Non-GMO Project label?

Consumer Reports claims to provide consumers with unbiased information about products and services. But the site is accused of exploiting ...
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Activists claim that without long-term studies, GMOs cannot be considered safe: What does science say?

No multi-generational GMO food studies? Bollocks. There are dozens, and all conclude biotech seeds are as safe or safer than ...
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Infographic: Who to trust—and who not to trust—about food and farming

With conflicting claims about scientific topics everywhere on the internet, it’s hard to know who to trust. This is especially ...
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Worst 10 list: Advocacy groups that put ideology ahead of science on food and farming issues

Which organizations promote ideology over science in the debate over crop biotechnology? The list includes some of the most well-known ...
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Cognitive dissonance: Why some people ignore science and reject GMO safety

Logical, science-based arguments often seem to have no affect on people hardened in their opposition to GMOs. The reasons are ...
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Economists, in ‘predatory’ journal, challenge Syngenta study finding neonics pose ‘low risk’ to bees

Editor's Note: This article discusses the attack on a Syngenta study by economists published in the Environmental Sciences Europe titled "An experiment ...
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Myth busting on pesticides: Despite demonization, organic farmers widely use them

Anti-GMO activists like to point to organic food as free of pesticides. They are not, and some chemicals used are ...
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Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week, September 12, 2016

From this past week, here are the #GLPTop6 among many great stories on human and agriculture genetics around the world ...
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Emails show anti-GMO organic activists driving food and farming policy at Consumer Reports

Consumers Union says it's an unbiased and impartial voice for consumers. So why is one of its senior scientists secretly ...

Video: ‘Natural’ label is meaningless

We want to buy what’s best, but there are almost too many choices. Food companies know this. So they use ...
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GMO labeling may be more about marketing than transparency

Is GMO labeling really about a consumer's right to know? Or is it about creating doubt about the safety of ...
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GMOs not natural? FDA ponders science, public perceptions in evaluating label revision

The FDA is reviewing the definition of 'natural' as it pertains to food. Should it include foods made with genetic ...

Consumer Reports says FDA should get rid of ‘natural’ food label

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A recent Consumer Reports National ...
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Organic milk vs. Conventional milk: Why nutrition expert is ditching organic

Consumer Reports and "green" lobbyists are trying to convince consumers, particularly worrying moms, to abandon soy and conventional milk for ...
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Most consumers confused by definition of ‘natural’ food label

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. There’s a good chance ...
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