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"There really is no overarching federal strategy to guide the government’s efforts to improve Americans’ diets," says a new government report, which indicates that overlap in initiatives is creating waste.
California Court Rules Vegan Creamery Has First Amendment Right To Call Products 'Butter' and 'Cheese'
Who thought it was a good idea to give the government control over marketing?
Consumers aren't confused about where plant milks come from. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Past attempts to reduce foodborne illnesses haven't worked. Will a focus on technology make this effort any different?
The flexibility will allow food makers to substitute small amounts of food ingredients temporarily without necessitating the creation or use of a new food label.
Dairy industry-endorsed regulations required skim milk to be labeled as “imitation” if it hadn’t been enriched with added vitamins.
The FDA has relaxed some labeling laws in order to allow restaurants to sell groceries, but it could do more.
Dirt farmers want the feds to stack the deck in their favor.
The label changes include new font along with pointless and misleading information.
Nobody is being "confused" by vegetarian meat substitutes.
Or maybe they're just protecting the Arkansas rice industry.
We still know very little about whether regulations meant to curb obesity actually do so.
On the upside, agency promises to review over-the-counter drug rules, approve more new drugs, and liberate French dressing.
A lawsuit says that certain chemicals mean the sparkling water is not "all-natural."
Allergen labeling is hard work that's done often, and often done wrong.
Our current system of federal food regulation is expensive and dangerous
The U.S. Cattlemen's Association petitioned the USDA to declare that "meat" and "beef" exclude products not "slaughtered in the traditional manner."
If government will stay out of the way.
"Meat is meat, not a science project."
Nanny efforts in the U.S. and Chile to shape eating habits continue to accomplish little.
The nanny state may force snortable cacao off the market.
Choose education over regulation when food companies abuse terms like "local" and "sustainable."
The government taking away your bakery because you listed "love" as an ingredient in your granola isn't very, well, lovable.
Legal threats over food marketing appear to be on the rise. But who really benefits?
A lawsuit alleges Poland Spring Water amounts to "a colossal fraud perpetrated against American consumers."
A handful of food-industry groups say an equally bad federal law takes precedence.
Expensive calorie count mandate set to begin on May 5. Is delay or repeal possible?