Has McDonald’s Gone Nuts?

Canadian’s newest beef with chain restaurants is nuts! [shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]When Earl’s Restaurant chain announced they were moving to use humane certified beef and A&W advertised their use of hormone-free beef, many of us were highly critical over the sourcing of non-Canadian beef. Their marketing suggested that these ‘alternative’ means …

The Cost of Eating NON-GM

How Consumers Benefit from GM Crops One criticism that is frequently levelled against GM crops and biotechnology, in general, is that there are no benefits available for consumers, which has resulted in some consumers choosing to reject this innovative and environmentally sustainable technology. This blanket ‘no benefit’ statement has no …

No Bananas for You!

The banana industry is facing the threat of disease which could dramatically impact production. Even with bananas being highly susceptible to disease, how important is a threat to the banana industry to consumers? What’s at stake? Bananas have been cultivated for millenniums, dating back to 8,000 BC. Since this time, …

What does “natural” & “healthy” labelling even mean?

What's in a Name? FDA Working to Define "Natural" and Redefine "Healthy"  [shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]By: Lisa R. Schlessinger and A. Bryan Endres From the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois farmdoc daily (6):194, Orginal published October 14, 2106, Permalink   2016 has been an active year for food regulations. From …

Tummy-Turning

Food poisoning is more serious than you might think Remember this commercial, with the “tummy turning” bug picked up while travelling? While we’re concerned about catching foodborne illnesses/diseases whilst travelling, people are less aware that these bugs are not just “far from home trip spoiling bugs”, they’re everywhere. Recently the World …