Feb 6, 2014 — In an open acknowledgement that many consumers are annoyed that GMO ingredients aren't labeled, a coalition announced Thursday that it does support labeling. But it wants a federal standard to be voluntary, and it wants to keep states from passing any more mandatory labeling measures.
Jan 7, 2014 — Could a little red circle help you skip the comfort food this winter and maybe drop a few pounds? Doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital think so. They put traffic-light labels on their cafeteria's menu to signal the healthfulness of dishes. The colorful cues helped improve eating habits even two years later.
Nov 14, 2013 — Food labels have become battlegrounds. Government regulators, companies and food movement activists have been fighting over what belongs on the label. (GMOs? Trans fats? Claims that bran prevents heart disease?) We asked four big thinkers for their dream food label.
Nov 7, 2013 — The "no" campaign appears to have an insurmountable lead in early counts with 54 percent of votes. The ballot initiative in favor of labeling had strong public support two months ago. But food companies spent millions to persuade voters that the labels would increase the cost of groceries.
May 21, 2013 — The nation's largest group of nutritionists is urging the FDA to reject the dairy industry's petition to change the definition of milk. The petition aims to allow aspartame or other alternatives to be used to sweeten milk in an effort to boost consumption in schools.
Mar 6, 2013 — By adding artificial sweeteners to flavored milk, the dairy industry hopes to boost flagging consumption in schools. But if the industry gets its way, the front-of-the-package labels wouldn't note that it's "diet milk."
Jan 9, 2013 — A chemical analysis funded by the Defense Department finds that some dietary supplements contain far more caffeine than the amount listed on their labels. Other energy-boosting supplements contain less caffeine than the labels claim.
Oct 29, 2012 — The proliferation of informational food labels can be more confusing than helpful to consumers. So some international groups and the country of Denmark are seeking to pare the 400 or so known labels to a more manageable size.
Oct 26, 2012 — By now you know that California is preparing to vote Nov. 6 on a ballot initiative to require labels on genetically modified food. While polls show people evenly split on the issue, scientists says such labeling is misleading and may scare consumers.
Oct 18, 2012 — Some food companies are using the term "evaporated cane juice" on their ingredients list instead of sugar. But the Food and Drug Administration says the term can mislead consumers into thinking it's not sugar, and has advised companies not to use it.