Corporate Establishments

A Final Farewell to Artificial Trans Fat

Center for Science in the Public Interest | June 13, 2018 | The food industry has until Monday to stop producing foods that contain artificial trans fat—a deadline that comes just over 14 years after the Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to revoke partially hydrogenated oil’s regulatory status as safe for… Read More


Twinkies, Carrots, and Farm Policy Reality

By John Ikerd || Civil Eats || December 19, 2017 An agricultural economist writes that treating Twinkies and carrots as the beginning and end of the farm subsidies discussion distracts from useful public discourse. In a recent article, Washington Post food columnist Tamar Haspel took author and journalist Michael Pollan to task for blaming the… Read More


Organic Industry Sues USDA To Push For Animal Welfare Rules

By Dan Charles || NPR – Morning Edition || September 13, 2017 The organic industry is suing the government, demanding that the U.S. Department of Agriculture implement new rules that require organic egg producers to give their chickens more space to roam. // Charlie Neibergall/AP The organic eggs in your grocery store are supposed to come… Read More


Organic Doritos Give Snack Giant a Way Into the New Whole Foods

By Jennifer Kaplan || Bloomberg || August 30, 2017 Amazon.com Inc.’s acquisition of Whole Foods is coming at just the right time for Frito-Lay, the snack giant known for Doritos, Ruffles and Funyuns. The division of PepsiCo Inc. now has versions of 11 core chip brands without artificial ingredients — including Lay’s, Tostitos and Cheetos — and… Read More


Domino’s “wins” award for putting profit over purpose

by Kate Cox || The New Food Economy || August 1, 2017 In December of 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its final rules requiring chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments with 20 or more locations to provide calorie counts and other nutrition information for standard menu items. Regulations requiring mandatory calorie declaration… Read More


Clif Bar & Company’s On-Site Café First in the Nation to Receive Gold REAL Certification

Business Wire || August 2, 2017 EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clif Bar & Company’s Kali’s Kitchen, an employee-run sustainable café at Clif’s headquarters, is the first to receive Gold certification in sustainability and nutrition from the United States Healthful Food Council’s (USHFC) non-profit organization Eat REAL. Eat REAL, or Responsible Epicurean Agricultural Leadership, holistically audits food service providers’… Read More


Doctors Condemn Hospital for Housing a McDonald’s Inside It

Fast-food franchises inside medical centers are under fire again by Erin DeJesus || Eater || July 26, 2017 Cate Gillon/Getty Images News Should hospitals be offering its visitors access to triple-decker burgers and candy-topped shakes? The seemingly odd practice of hospitals leasing space to fast-food franchises is coming under fire yet again: In the newest debate, a group… Read More


This new food label goes further than any previous certification

By Maria LaMagna || MarketWatch || June 5, 2017 MarketWatch photo illustration/iStockphoto: Friesian cattle in a farmers field taken from under a tree. Your head may already be spinning when trying to remember the differences between food labels including “organic,” “fair trade” and “non-genetically modified.” Here’s one more you may start seeing at your local… Read More


When Kids Eat At Restaurants, The Food Is Not As Healthy For Children As You Think

By Alyssa Moran and Christina Roberto || The Conversation || April 29, 2017 This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Chain restaurants are not known for serving up healthy kids’ meals. Most entrees on a kids’ menu are either fried, breaded or doused in cheese. Fresh fruits and vegetables are rare side dish… Read More


UCSF Becomes the First REAL Certified® Medical Center in the Nation

San Francisco, CA (PRUnderground) March 29th, 2017 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health’s Nutrition and Food Services has become the first healthcare organization to be REAL Certified® for its use of nutrition and sustainability best practices. Serving over 8,000 patients, customers, faculty, staff, and students per day, UCSF joins other institutions in higher education… Read More