Real Not Phony Food Archives

  • Jan 24, 2019 8

    America’s Fraudulent Organics Industry

    We thought the problem was limited to fraudulent overseas suppliers; but fake organics are also grown in the US, and the USDA is clueless. Action Alert! A Missouri farmer has been charged with ripping off food companies and consumers by falsely marketing more than $140 million worth of corn, s...

  • Jan 24, 2019 0

    EPA Actively Deceiving Public on Glyphosate

    New analysis shows the agency willfully ignored evidence of glyphosate’s danger. Action Alert! A former executive director of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) board on agriculture has published an analysis comparing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) and the EPA’s evaluation of ...

  • Jan 10, 2019 40

    USDA Makes GMOs Disappear

    It’s official: the “mandatory” GMO labeling rule will obscure more than it makes transparent. Action Alert! The USDA has released its final GMO labeling rule, and it’s not good. As we feared when the agency released its proposal earlier this year, the so-called GMO labeling law will ap...

  • Nov 8, 2018 8

    The Hidden Costs of Local Meat

    Federal rules are making locally raised meat more expensive. There is an increasing demand for locally-raised meat as more and more Americans reject the products of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), where animals are kept in squalid conditions. What many Americans may not know, howe...

  • Oct 4, 2018 2

    More Crony Nutrition Advice on the Way?

    It’s very likely, unless we can make our voices heard at the FDA. Action Alert! FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced a new initiative earlier this year called the Nutrition Innovation Strategy. It is a broad-based effort to improve the health of Americans through diet, mainly by improving ...

  • Sep 27, 2018 8

    Think You’re Buying USA-Raised Meat? Think Again

    Where is the meat you’re buying really from? Action Alert! Many of us look for the “Product of USA” sticker on the meat we buy in the supermarket, but we may not be aware that the USDA allows meat raised outside the US to carry that label. It’s a shameful case of government-sanctioned fra...

  • Jul 12, 2018 4

    Would You Put Eight Teaspoons of Sugar in Your Water?

    Let’s stop deceptive sugar labeling now!  Action Alert! We need labeling in teaspoons, not just grams. Who knows how much a gram is? If someone is caught putting cocaine in a child’s snack pack, they go to jail, as it should be. Yet an entire industry has been hiding copious amounts of highl...

  • Apr 13, 2018 0

    Corn Syrup Used in Organic Milk Production

    From the Washington Post: Inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high, batches of algae are carefully tended, kept warm and fed corn syrup. There the algae, known as Schizochytrium, multiply quickly. The payoff, which comes after processing, is a substance that ...

  • Mar 15, 2018 1

    Federal Food Fiasco

    The government is not qualified to give you nutritional advice. Action Alert! Every five years, the federal government is supposed to release a set of dietary guidelines for Americans. The report contains a number of recommendations to “improve” Americans’ eating habits. While it may sound ...

  • Dec 7, 2017 10

    New Attack on Raw Milk

    Help us push back. Action Alert! Following the case of a single woman who became sick from Brucella, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning urging anyone who has drunk raw milk in the past six months to go to a doctor immediately. It’s the second time this ...