Vicious GMO Labeling Attempt in Congress

Vicious GMO Labeling Attempt in Congress

First published in Franklin Journal A few weeks ago, in a post on GMO labeling, I referred to Maine’s efforts to remove the trigger clause from Maine’s GMO labeling law. I still think focusing only on removing the trigger is not good use of time and money. With an eye...
What’s in a Food Label?

What’s in a Food Label?

First published in Franklin Journal We see them. We read them. We stand in the grocery aisle with a confused look on our face, as we try to interpret them. With our smartphone, we’ll scan the QR code. Some of us whip out reading glasses to see if we can see the ever...
7 Monsanto Food Products to Avoid

7 Monsanto Food Products to Avoid

“Flavr Savr” tomatoes were the first Monsanto Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) food product in which the gene, polylacturonase, an enzyme was deactivated. The presence of the active gene allows the fruit to soften. By deactivating the gene, the fruit would have a...
To Label or Not to Label GMO

To Label or Not to Label GMO

Food labeling is a hot topic these days. I recently participated in a food labeling discussion with farmers and non-farmers across the country. I was happy to be invited as a consumer and farm defender. When non-farmers and farmers come together it can get animated....
Catalogs, Comforters and Coffee

Catalogs, Comforters and Coffee

With the coming of January, New England has finally had cold weather. It’s an excuse (like I needed one!) for an extra mug of java, burrowing down under my comforter, while holding my coffee mug in one hand and flipping through pages with the other. Cold weather means...