Tag: Big Food

Large Natural Health Company Just Sold Out to Nestlé

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A new announcement by one of the most massive natural health supplement companies has just rocked the natural health community, but not in a good way. Dear readers – imagine my dystopian dread when I awoke this morning to find that the beloved maker of whole-food gummie supplements and protein powers (and more)…

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New Revelation Sugar Industry Covered Up Serious Disease Link 50 Years Ago

By Heather Callaghan, Editor You may have heard of the sugar industry’s attempt to get dietary fat blamed for heart disease when it manipulated results to cover up sugar’s role in cardiovascular illness. There is more to the story… Last year, three researchers turned heads everywhere when they uncovered evidence that the sugar industry secretly funded studies…

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Tyson Foods Responsible for Chemical Release That Led to Mass Fish Death

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Tyson Foods – the largest U.S. chicken producer – has pleaded guilty in a chemical incident that led to the deaths of over 100,000 fish. The Arkansas-based poultry giant has claimed “full responsibility” for accidentally releasing an acidic chemical used in chicken feed that wound up in Monett, Missouri’s wastewater treatment system. In…

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Report Shows Dire Consequences of Corporate Consolidation In Global Food Chain

By Jessica Corbett “The fight for market share is achieved at the expense of the weakest links in the chain: farmers, and workers.” As the European Commission considers a proposed mega-merger between Bayer and Monsanto, new research published Tuesday illustrates how corporations are monopolizing the global food system—jeopardizing consumer choice, labor conditions, and efforts to eradicate world hunger. “We…

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World Food Prize: Feeding the World a Slick Campaign of Lies

By Katherine Paul On October 19, 2017, the World Food Prize will have been ceremoniously bestowed on yet another cheerleader for degenerative agriculture. This year’s award goes to Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina of Nigeria, president of the African Development Bank, and a proud supporter of Big Ag and Biotech. In his words, Adesina says he works to “help…

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The 10 Companies that Control Almost Every Single Food and Beverage Brand

By Jay Syrmopoulos Only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world. In 2013, Oxfam International created a “Behind the Brands” report, which focused on 10 of the world’s biggest and most influential food and beverage companies. These mega-corporations are so powerful that their policies can have a major impact on the…

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Big Corps Selling Lower Quality Foods To Poorer East EU Nations

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A Slovenian and an Australian sip a Coca-Cola at the same time, although worlds apart. The latter enjoys a typical formula. But the former’s is exploding with elevated sugar content and fructo-glucose. The Coke in Prague might dance a more muted jig on the taste buds than the one in London. What happened? People have…

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America’s food industry is getting a makeover. The driver? Millennials.

As Millennials age and replace the Baby Boomers as the food industry’s main consumers, a new American diet that rejects processed foods is becoming increasingly popular and shifting the current supply chain. At present, only 15 percent of U.S. farmable land is devoted to growing the fruits, legumes, and greens that this generation is hungry for,…

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Campbell Soup Just Dropped the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Campbell Soup just announced that it is leaving the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association. What could it mean? Is this another gunshot wound to Big Food? It gets even more interesting, however, when you consider Campbell’s reasons for leaving the group. The GMA has been described as Big Food’s national lobbying group. It is an organization…

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Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins to Remove Artificial Food Coloring

By Heather Callaghan, Editor While most health sites would not likely endorse eating at Baskin-Robbins or Dunkin’ Donuts – we know people do. And if they should partake in a sweet treat, they don’t deserve harmful and unnecessary ingredients. Period. Not only are there more natural ways to make that minty ice cream green or that…

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