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Kellogg Paid Its ‘Independent’ Breakfast Council, Fed Them Pro-Cereal Talking Points

Americans just aren’t as interested in cereal as they used to be, so the companies that sell cereal are desperate to reverse that trend. Kellogg tried to increase its products’ health cred by creating a “breakfast panel” of “independent” dietary experts who were paid by the company and provided with talking points. The meaning of the word “independent” was rather fuzzy. [More]

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Walmart Will Switch To All Cage-Free Eggs By 2025

With competitors like Target and the Kroger and Albertsons families of supermarkets pledging to sell only cage-free eggs, Walmart apparently didn’t want to be left behind. The mega-retailer announced today that by 2025, all of the eggs it sells in Walmart and Sam’s Club stores will come from hens that were not raised in individual cages. [More]

Food Conglomerates That Take In Organic Brands Have Learned To Leave Them Alone

Food Conglomerates That Take In Organic Brands Have Learned To Leave Them Alone

Big players in the packaged food industry have used a tactic of “if you can’t beat ’em, acquire ’em” when it comes to brands in the natural and organic foods sector. Yet what initially seemed like perfect corporate marriages of convenience may not be working out as well as anyone had originally planned. [More]

Campbell Soup Company Climbs On Bandwagon, Will Eliminate Artificial Colors And Flavors By 2018

Campbell Soup Company Climbs On Bandwagon, Will Eliminate Artificial Colors And Flavors By 2018

Joining competitors in the packaged food market like General Mills, Nestlé USA, and Kraft and chain restaurants like Subway, Panera, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, Campbell Soup Company announced this week that it will stop using artificial colors and flavors in all of its products sold in North America in 2018. [More]

Is Cheap Food To Blame For Our Expensive Health Care?

Is Cheap Food To Blame For Our Expensive Health Care?

Michael Pollan thinks so. He’s got an op-ed in the NYT where he examines the relationship between or expensive health care and our cheap fast food.