GMO Insider Blog

27
Apr

Big News from Dannon on Sustainability, GMOs and Transparency

Dannon made waves in the food industry by announcing several big steps forward on sustainability, including a broad non-GMO commitment that encompasses non-GMO feed for the dairy cows that supply its milk, and voluntary labeling of GMOs no matter what legislation Congress passes on labeling this year. The yogurt giant also stated it will move away from synthetic […]

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06
Apr

FDA needs to fix the term ‘Natural’ on food labels

Like most people, when choosing foods at the supermarket, I look at the labels to learn about the product. Throughout the store all kinds of different food products are labeled as “natural”. But what does “natural” really mean?  Turns out, not much! Many consumers seek out foods labeled as “natural” or “all natural”, believing that […]

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28
Mar

Five Major Food Companies Announce GMO Labeling. What Should We Expect At The Grocery Store?

  More and more companies are listening to consumers, and labeling foods made with genetically modified and genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs). In just the last few days ConAgra, Kellogg’s, Mars, and General Mills joined Campbell’s in pledging to label their products that contain GMOs. These victories are a huge win for consumers who have demanded […]

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26
Mar

Healthy Wheat Pizza, with Ancient Grains from Kamut

Everyone loves pizza! And by making your own pizza at home, you can load up with as many organic veggies as you like, or even vegan cheese. This recipe uses non-GMO Kamut Brand Khorasan Wheat—a nutritious, ancient grain that is easily digested. Kamut supports organic farmers and works to ensure its grains are never genetically […]

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02
Mar

The DARK Act Rises

Very soon the Senate will be voting on legislation which could block every American’s right to know what they are eating. This legislation, known as the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know) was drafted with the food and chemical industries and will keep Americans from knowing if our food contains GMOs (genetically modified […]

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02
Mar

Scorecard: What Makes for Better Mayonnaise? (Updated)

There’s a lot more to mayonnaise than meets the eye. With GMOs and factory farmed eggs in many conventional brands, you and your potato salad deserve better – which is why we’ve found several great alternatives you can use instead.  Our updated GMO Inside mayo scorecard compares a number of leading brands, ranging from the very worst to […]

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01
Mar

Increase Your Pulse: The International Year of Pulses

by Julie Burton, Food Campaigns Intern Attention all lovers of chickpeas, lentils and kidney beans: this is your year. The United Nations general assembly has declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, which unknown to most, is the technical term for these delicious legumes (a type of plant with seeds that grow in pods). […]

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24
Feb

Call Your Senators to Stop the DARK Act!

      The Senate is considering a bill that could block every American’s right to know what we are eating. This proposed bill, known as the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know), was drafted with the food and chemical industries and will keep Americans from knowing if our food contains GMOs (genetically […]

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04
Feb

SABRA SUPER BOWL CALL-IN DAY

  We need your help today to call Sabra’s headquarters to tell them to stop dropping the ball and get the GMOs out of its hummus.  Sabra already has Non-GMO Verified guacamole, so let’s tell them we want the same for its main product! Sabra Hummus is the official dip of the NFL and one […]

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03
Feb

Share the Love on Valentine’s Day, not GMOs

Valentine’s Day often involves getting treats for a sweetie, but sometimes those sweets come with hidden ingredients—genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Most of America’s favorite Valentine’s Day sweets are chockfull of ingredients that are highly likely to be genetically engineered– such as sugar, soy lecithin, corn starch, and corn syrup and partially hydrogenated soybean oil. GMOs […]

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