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From Gluten Intolerance to Autism: Research Documents Clear Health and Environmental Risks Associated with GMOs
November 29, 2013 | By Steven Hoffman
Animal Welfare, Commentary, Food and Agriculture, Food and Health, Genetically Engineered Food, GMOs, Natural, Organic & LOHAS Market Research & Trends, Organic and Sustainable Business, Sustainability
The biotech industry works hard to discredit any science demonstrating the health and environmental safety risks associated with the widespread adoption of genetically engineered crops and foods. However, a growing body of published scientific research shows clear and present risks to humans, animals and the environment as a result of GMOs and the pesticides used in GMO agriculture that are now pervasive in our ecosystem, … Read more »
September 17, 2013 | By Nils-Michael Langenborg
The triple bottom line of planet, people and prosperity is not a modern day notion. In fact it was written about more than 250 years ago. Adam Smith, best known for his book, The Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, is widely considered to be the father of modern capitalism. However, few people are aware of the book he wrote 17 years prior called … Read more »
September 17, 2013 | By Shoshana Romer
The rules of social media marketing are rapidly evolving. Businesses are constantly strategizing how to best reach current and new fans while generating new content and staying ahead of technology trends. What is the most effective way to engage fans in a cost effective way? The answer is images. According to a 2012 study by ROI Research, pictures and videos accounted for 49% of … Read more »
September 17, 2013 | By Sam Kressler
With the August 2 publication of the FDA’s final gluten-free (GF) labeling rules, natural food, supplement, and in certain cases, beer producers now have standardized means for promoting gluten-free foods to their customers in a voluntary, verifiable, and consistent manner.
Considering that “gluten-free” health claims accompanied more than 11% of all new specialty food products released in 2012, a 2.6% increase from the … Read more »
September 11, 2013 | By Steven Hoffman
Animal Welfare, Commentary, Food and Agriculture, Food and Health, Genetically Engineered Food, GMOs, Natural, Organic & LOHAS Market Research & Trends, Organic and Sustainable Business, Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business, Sustainability
“If you’re anything like us, you’re probably enjoying a snack while checking your email and catching up on your blogs. If you’re eating a conventionally produced snack – that is, one that is not Certified Organic or … Read more »