|Update: Biotech and Agribusinesses Spending Heavily to Defeat State GMO Food Labeling Votes|
The Cornucopia Institute - 10/29/2014. In spending related to Colorado and Oregon GMO labeling initiatives, DuPont adds another $4.4 million to the NO side coffers, with Coca Cola pushing another $468K towards a NO vote and Kellogg pumping an additional $250K towards a vote opposing GMO food labeling. The Big Food and Biotech forces have now spent nearly $33 million opposing the consumers’ right to know that is in their food.
|Monsanto Hired This Guy To Help It Win Over Millennials|
National Public Radio - 10/29/2014. By Eliza Barclay, The Salt - As I scrolled through tweets about a panel on agricultural entrepreneurs at the SXSW Eco conference earlier this month, one caught my eye. The sender was Vance Crowe, Monsanto's director of millennial engagement. Corporate America is currently caught up in a torrid infatuation with millennials, who befuddle and torment the companies who want their dollars.
|Synthetic ingredients in Natural Flavors and Natural Flavors in Artificial flavors|
Environmental Working Group - 10/29/2014. By David Andrews - If you cook food at home, odds are you have a spice rack with 10, 20 or maybe even 50 different herbs and spices. I know I do. But processed food doesn’t rely just on those simple ingredients for its flavor. “Natural flavor” is the fourth most common ingredient listed in EWG’s Food Scores, which rates more than 80,000 foods on their degree of nutrition, ingredient concerns and processing concerns.