I am vigilant about reading the labels on the food I purchase for my family. Typically. I will admit, there are times that I just don't care to read the label and would rather enjoy the meal before me. Quick fixes and prepackaged meals, on occasion, still win out in my household. I am not perfect! One such meal graced our menu this past week. I saw a quick-fix box of a seemingly harmless meal: cheesy chicken broccoli and rice. I knew there would be things that I typically wouldn't eat, but ... Continue Reading
What exactly are in these boxes of pre-packaged food – and why it should concern you.
Are GMO companies getting the best of both worlds – obtaining patents and avoiding labeling?
I have discussed genetically modified food a number of times in regards to the outcry for labeling. Obviously people feel they have the right to know what is in their food. However, producers of these genetically modified seeds continue to say that there is nothing to label. "Corn is corn," as they would say. Organic corn is corn - just as Round-Up Resistent corn is corn. Even if I fully believed that genetically modified food posed absolutely no health threat to society at all and that the ... Continue Reading
Learn about the GMO debate and how you can get involved in signing petitions for labeling standards.
In my last article “Activism at Work: Farewell to Pink Slime” there were a number of comments stating this as a number one reason individuals have chosen a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Not knowing what is in the meat products currently on our store shelves is a huge factor in changing your diet. Unfortunately we don't always know what is in our produce either. Our produce has been inundated with genetically modified organisms and currently produce companies do not have to label these ... Continue Reading