Monthly archives: December, 2015

Whole Foods to pay $500,000 for overcharging NYC customers

Whole Foods to pay $500,000 for overcharging NYC customers Whole Foods and New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) have announced that the grocery will settle with the city for $500,000 for overcharging customers. (Judy Lowery / Daily Press) Justin Wm. MoyerThe Washington Post It was the story that, over the summer, ushered in



USDA comments on Country of Origin Labeling legislation

USDA comments on Country of Origin Labeling legislation Vilsack said USDA won’t enforce the COOL requirements, effective immediately Published on: Dec 21, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday released a statement regarding language in the omnibus bill repealing the country of origin labeling requirements for beef and pork products. Effective immediately, Vilsack said, USDA



The Single Biggest Reason Kroger Is Destroying Whole Foods

The Single Biggest Reason Kroger Is Destroying Whole Foods By Brian Sozzi Follow | 12/19/15 – 12:16 PM EST Despite renewed efforts to slash some prices in produce and packaged foods, organic grocer Whole Foods (WFM – Get Report) is still having difficulty shedding its "whole paycheck" image, much to the delight of hard-charging traditional



To an Anxious Friend: You say that freedom of utterance is not for time of stress …

To an Anxious Friend Published in The Emporia Gazette July 27, 1922. By William Allen White You tell me that law is above freedom of utterance. And I reply that you can have no wise laws nor free entertainment of wise laws unless there is free expression of the wisdom of the people – and,



Forbes: How Removal Of Origin Labels Could Hurt Our Food Supply

Dec 22, 2015 @ 07:00 AM 1,166 views How Removal Of Origin Labels Could Hurt Our Food Supply Judy Stone Contributor I cover infectious diseases, medicine, drug development, and ethics. By repealing the country-of-origin labels (COOL) labeling requirement, Congress has again hurt the American public. The COOL requirement had been in place since 2002. Because



Bill Moyers: The End Game for Democracy

Bill Moyers: The End Game for Democracy



Inside Chipotle’s Contamination Crisis

Inside Chipotle’s Contamination Crisis Smugness and happy talk about sustainability aren’t working anymore. By Susan Berfield | December 22, 2015 Photographs by Ted Cavanaugh Chris Collins is a 32-year-old Web developer and photographer who lives in Oregon, just outside Portland. He and his wife are conscientious about their food: They eat organic, local produce and



SD Stockgrowers: Country of Origin Labels Repealed on Beef and Pork

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2015 Contact: Silvia Christen, SD Stockgrowers Association 605.342.0429 or silvia Bill Kluck, SD Stockgrowers Association President, 605.748.2428 Country of Origin Labels Repealed on Beef and Pork The United States Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) on beef and pork products will no longer be required at the grocery store effective immediately.



Say Good-Bye to ‘COOL’: Congress Repeals Country-of-Origin Meat Labeling Rule

Say Good-Bye to ‘COOL’: Congress Repeals Country-of-Origin Meat Labeling Rule Without these labels, consumers will have a hard time telling whether their meat is from America or Brazil. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Dec 20, 2015 Samantha Cowan is an associate editor and helms TakePart’s weekend coverage. Thanks to a label that reads “Product of the



Chipotle Continues Its Apology Tour as the Lawsuits Begin to Roll In

Chipotle Continues Its Apology Tour as the Lawsuits Begin to Roll In The norovirus outbreak linked to a single restaurant in Boston led to the first legal action against the chain. Chipotle Mexican Grill at 1924 Beacon Street in Boston. Eighty college students fell ill after eating there. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Dec 18, 2015