The dates on food labels may not mean what you think they mean

Aug 11, 2021
Vox writer Alissa Wilkinson explains the history behind food label dates, and how the "expiration date" concept is a costly misunderstanding.
A produce worker stocks shelves at a supermarket in Washington, D.C.
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A rice by any other name...

May 23, 2019
Lawmakers in the state of Louisiana are debating when food products can be called “rice.”
Jeff Durand on his rice farm in St. Martinville, Louisiana.
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Food labeling and liability laws don’t make it easy to feed the hungry

Mar 10, 2017
America wastes an estimated 63 million tons of food each year, while 1 in 6 Americans are without enough affordable, nutritious food. We’re all responsible, whether it’s leftovers at a restaurant or that bruised peach that gets thrown. But one more guilty party? The law. A report out of Harvard Law and the Natural Resources Defense […]

GMO labels are about to hit Vermont shelves

Jun 30, 2016
The state has led the way in forcing labels for food derived from genetically modified organisms.

FDA says it's time to look again at food labeling claims

May 10, 2016
Reevaluating dietary guidelines to help consumers decide what's healthy
Kind bars were the subject of discussion recently when it came down to the semantics of what can be labeled as "healthy" per FDA rules. 
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Why Campbell changed its mind on GMO labeling

Jan 11, 2016
The company became the first of Big Food to reverse its stance