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Who is Joe Donnelly and Can He Put an and End to the GMO Food Labeling Debate?

Who is Joe Donnelly and Can He Put an and End to the GMO Food Labeling Debate?
Fans of the 1998 movie, The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrie, might remember the “How’s it going to end?” lapel pins worn by fans of the fictional reality show that followed the life of Carrie’s lead character, Truman. After […]

How a “Fail Fast, Fail Often” Culture Can Sink Your Trade Association

How a “Fail Fast, Fail Often” Culture Can Sink Your Trade Association
If you are expecting this column to talk about how successful trade associations are member-driven, aligned with member objectives and “listen carefully” to their members, you can stop reading right now.

I want to take a minute or two to talk about something different.

Trade associations […]

On GMO Food Labeling, it Comes Down to Vilsack, Stabenow or the Courts

On GMO Food Labeling, it Comes Down to Vilsack, Stabenow or the Courts
News that Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreed to a $1.1 trillion spending bill that does not contain language banning states from implementing mandatory labeling schemes for foods made with the help of genetically modified crops (GMOs) hit hard. After four years and […]

A Clear View of Food Transparency Starts with an Honest Conversation

A Clear View of Food Transparency Starts with an Honest Conversation
“I want food companies to tell us the truth about what’s in our food and I can decide what is best for me.’’ Those were the words of a Louisiana food shopper at the recent Food Integrity Summit: A Clear View of Transparency.

The Summit included […]

From Burlington, Vermont to New York City to Washington, DC: Handicapping the GMO Chess Match

From Burlington, Vermont to New York City to Washington, DC:  Handicapping the GMO Chess Match
The food industry squared off with the Vermont Attorney General in a federal appeals courtroom in New York City last week. The stakes were high as both sides have much to gain or lose when the federal panel of judges issues […]

Great Communicators Find a Way to “Slow the Game Down”

Great Communicators Find a Way to “Slow the Game Down”
In the 2014 major motion picture, Draft Day, Kevin Costner’s character, Sonny Weaver, the mythological general manager of the Cleveland Browns, is under pressure to make a slam dunk number one pick in the National Football League draft. The owner, the head coach, the scouting staff, […]

DSM Strategic Communications Launches New Digital Information Hub

DSM Strategic Communications Launches New Digital Information Hub
www.dsmstrategic.com Connects Company Web Site, Blog and Social Media Platforms

(Fairfax, VA) Sean McBride, Founder & Principal of DSM Strategic Communications & Consulting, LLC, announced today the company has launched a new information hub that links the company’s Web site, blog and social media channels to help shape the […]

Course Correction: Will Congress Get the School Meals Program Back on Track?

Course Correction:  Will Congress Get the School Meals Program Back on Track?
Most of us remember the routine of rushing to the school cafeteria each school day to fuel up between classes and visit with friends. Often a topic of conversation among parents and children, the school food experience is changing. In most schools, dining space […]

“Selfish” Consumers & Ruthless Competition: Cause and Effect of Today’s Unpredictable Food Landscape

“Selfish” Consumers & Ruthless Competition: Cause and Effect of Today’s Unpredictable Food Landscape
At home, at quick serve restaurants and fine dining establishments, Americans are changing the way we eat. Local, fresh and organic food and farm-to-table dining experiences are all the rage.

After decades of shifting government nutrition advice, a tsunami of conflicting studies about food […]

Throwing Darts at a Board Blindfolded: Why We Haven’t Hit the Obesity Bull’s Eye

Throwing Darts at a Board Blindfolded: Why We Haven’t Hit the Obesity Bull’s Eye

When the Centers for Disease Control reported in February 2014 that obesity rates for children aged 2-5 had dropped 43% in the previous ten years the news was hailed by experts as the only evidence obesity rates have regressed among any age […]