TAG: food industry

The Corporate Takeover of All Natural Food

Clarissa A. León, AlterNet Waking Times Walk through your local grocery store these days and you’ll see the words “all natural” emblazoned on a variety of food packages.  The label is lucrative, for sure, but in discussing the natural label few have remarked on what’s really at stake — the natural ingredients and the companies

US Food Manufacturing – Science Based or Reckless?

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Historically, the European Union (EU) has taken a far stricter, more cautious stance with regards to genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods. Not only must GE foods be labeled in the EU, but resistance to growing GE crops is high in general. As reported two years ago, an estimated 75 percent

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet Waking Times While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature. The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward animals, workers and the environment at the

Dollar Devaluation: Hard Evidence At Your Local Grocery Store

Jefferey Jaxen, Staff Writer Waking Times There are certain facts that are difficult to face in the world. One is that the currency you have spent you life working for isn’t worth what you thought it was. In reality, it may not even be worth the paper that it’s printed on. The United States paper currency

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests Waking Times A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on health and the environment. And

Time for Action on Marketing to Kids

Anna Lappe, Small Planet Institute Waking Times On September 18th, the First Lady brought together 100 parent leaders, government agency representatives, researchers, and food and media industry executives–from McDonalds to PepsiCo to Coca-Cola–in the first ever White House Convening on Food Marketing to Children. It was a big deal. Since President Reagan stripped the power

Butter vs Margarine: The Big Fat Butter Lie

Paul Fassa, Natural Society Waking Times Is butter bad for you? For decades, the food processing industry has used advertising campaigns to successfully lie about the urgent and proven need to replace “unhealthy” butter with “healthy” margarine. But now we know that this teaching was nothing more than made-up. In the battle of margarine vs butter, you

Making Money and Living the Lie

Barbara H. Peterson, Guest Writer Waking Times  Compromise. That’s what it’s all about, eh? We are taught from early on that the only way to get along is to go along. Meet halfway, in the middle. Don’t be such a stickler. Nothing is so sacred or important that it cannot stand a little compromise. And just

Front Yard Food Gardens – Defying Conformity and Challenging Authority

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times With urban farming becoming more popular and more common, people are starting to consider their front and back yards as a potential space for growing healthy, organic produce. Yet, front yards may actually be off limits if you’re thinking of starting a food garden. Various city ordinances and, in some

Global Activism is Taking Down the Toxic Corporate Food Industry

Activism is making a legitimate change in the way that the world eats and thinks. While it is a major victory that these companies are phasing out these ingredients, it is only the beginning of the mass rejuvination of the food supply that needs to take place in order for consumers to experience optimum health.

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