GMO Insider Blog

30
Jul

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Pine Nuts! Macadamia Nut Pesto

by Carly Giddings, Food Campaigns Intern What’s gloriously nutty, garlicky, and green all over? You guessed it, pesto! A few cloves of garlic and a bundle of green leafy basil are givens when it comes to making the perfect batch of pesto, but we’ve got a secret weapon to nail the gloriously nutty part. Adding Royal […]

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28
Jul

International Year of Soils – Getting our Hands Dirty

by Carly Giddings, Food Campaigns Intern We can no longer consider dirt a four letter word: soil health is essential for global food security and fresh water storage which puts great pressure on humans to consider its improvement an ecological must. For this reason, GMO Inside is sharing a series of short videos, produced by the […]

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26
Jul

Mmm Mmm Better: Campbell’s making progress on non-GMO and organics

by Todd Larsen, Co-Executive Director of Green America Campbell’s is one of America’s most iconic brands.  The company famous for soups also produces thousands of other food items.  Famous brands under the Campbell’s umbrella include Pepperidge Farm, Bolthouse Farms, and Prego. Like most major food companies, Campbell’s had not kept up with the changing tide […]

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23
Jul

10 New Food Books for the Last 10 Weeks of Summer

by Carly Giddings, Food Campaigns Intern Running of out of summer reads? We’ve got a list of 10 new food books that are sure to last you through summer’s end. From Doritos to dairy deception, these books will help you end the summer feeling well engaged in today’s latest food conversations. So, grab a cold glass […]

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21
Jul

There’s A New Non-GMO Label on the Block

by Carly Giddings, Food Campaigns Intern Looking for the USDA “Non-GMO Process Verified” Label at The Grocery Store? You Won’t Find It. Confused? You should be. The USDA has yet to clear up consumer confusion and address the difference in discretion between the USDA and FDA at the consumer level. USDA has merely directed confused […]

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16
Jul

Teaism – Cooking up Better Food in Washington, DC  

Teaism is a small chain of Asian-inspired restaurants located in the Washington, DC metro area. It was fast casual/fine-casual before the term existed, well before the likes of Chipotle made conscious on- the-go eating the new hot thing. With a background in fine dining, co-owner Michelle Brown started out 20 years ago with the idea […]

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14
Jul

Bay Area is Losing La Boulange Thanks to Starbucks’ Greed

Bay Area residents are not happy about the recent news that Starbucks will close up shop on all 23 La Boulange cafés by the end of September. Twitter was the medium of choice for strong sentiments directed to Starbucks and even straight to Howard Schultz. “Shame on you ‪#HowardShultz for destroying ‪#Laboulange in an orgy […]

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10
Jul

Repin for an Organic Starbucks Latte Contest

Announcing our Starbucks pinning contest on Pinterest! Repin the Crop to Cup Starbucks infographic for a chance to win an organic fair-trade coffee gift basket, including a Green America Klean Kanteen, a “What the Starbucks” coffee cup sleeve, an “I Love Farmers” sticker and a poster of this infographic. The GMO Insiders that repin this […]

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08
Jul

Let’s Talk about Miracle Whipped GMOs (Part 2)

Kraft Miracle Whip is a household staple full of less-than wholesome ingredients produced in ways that put people, animals, pollinators, and the planet at risk. Half of the ingredients are likely produced from GE crops. The eggs are also problematic because Kraft sources them from factory farms where they are fed diets high in GMOs, […]

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08
Jul

Let’s Talk about Miracle Whipped GMOs (Part 1)

Summertime would not be the same without picnics, potlucks, and cookouts. Some would say it would not be the same without the common dishes we all whip up to bring to these events, such as potato salad, coleslaw, and deviled eggs. All of these dishes have something in common: mayonnaise*. Health-conscious people avoid it and […]

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