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Power Lunch: Who wants GMO labeling?

A former organic inspector laments the bigger food industry caving in to anti-GMO activists.

By Mischa Popoff and Jay Lehr

Organic activists claim 92 percent of consumers want genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) labeled. But it turns out the overwhelming majority of consumers supports the status quo when you don’t ask a misleading question like, “Do want toxic pesticides genetically spliced into your food?”

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08/05/2004

We're not in Kansas anymore

Food processors must show farmers what food products are needed now and what will be needed in the future. So writes Don Nugent, president/CEO of Graceland Fruit.

09/17/2004

Power Lunch: Immigration reform will boost unionization

An employee audit and supervisory training will reduce the appeal of the union.

10/21/2004

Misdescriptive Geographic Labeling Misleads Consumers

If the consumer is likely to be misled by the use of a misdescriptive geographic indication, then the indication may not be used.

03/08/2005

Offset Research and Development Costs with Tax Credit

Updated regulations may offer a new means for increasing your bottom line.

03/24/2005

Make the Dietary Guidelines Mandatory

Maybe the time has come for a little health fascism. Historically, it made for well-disciplined railroad schedules.

05/17/2005

It's Time for Open RFID

The software industry had Linux. What will RFID users have to "open" up their systems? It's time to put enabling technology in the hands of the masses.

06/27/2005

Complement Research with Patent Protection

With a little cultivation, smart food companies can turn their patents into profit centers.

09/24/2005

Power Lunch: Defense Strategies for Food Liability

Sound preparation before a food illness outbreak ever happens will help minimize the outbreak and provide legal defense.

04/18/2007

The Impact of Fuel Prices on Food Processors

Many companies could achieve significant cost savings by conducting a procurement audit of their spending.

08/08/2007

Farm Bill Needs Reform, Not Just Renewal

This country needs a farm bill that reduces excessive taxpayer-funded subsidies to wealthy farmers and eliminates agricultural market distortions.

09/04/2007

Food Processors Need To Reconsider Energy-Intensive Systems

After decades of cheap fuel, processors need to reconsider energy-intensive systems for cooking, refrigerating and transporting food products.

03/12/2008

Tyson Defends Chinese Poultry Imports

Tyson executive defends imports of Chinese poultry.

08/14/2008

10 Tips On How Food Processors Can Survive The Credit Crunch

An accounting firm offer tips to navigate, perhaps even capitalize on the current financial crisis.

10/31/2008

How Manufacturing Executives Can Learn From Obama’s Victory

Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, there are great management lessons you can use to run your company in difficult times.

11/24/2008

Maintaining Profitability in Trying Times

Food and beverage companies must be relentless on cost control and secure financing sources.

04/29/2009

Nanotechnology Coming to Your Store

Recall the hard lessons from GMOs, and let's get it right this time.

08/31/2009

Clarifying Added Sugar Myths

Calories from HFCS and added sugars are just one-tenth of the total calorie increase since 1975, so clearly are not the primary cause of obesity.

02/19/2010

Power Lunch: A Food Executive's Raw View of Haiti

Malt-O-Meal CFO returns from the devastated nation and asks for the unique help the food & beverage industry can provide.

07/21/2010

Power Lunch: How the American Power Act May Affect You

A cap-and-trade marketplace creates burdens, solutions and opportunities.

07/26/2010