Data and Time: An Interesting Paradox for Food Interventionists By the end of the 1990’s, as data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mounted, society reached consensus that obesity had reached epidemic proportions among children and adults. Likewise, everyone agreed on the negative impact obesity and its related diseases have on the healthcare system, [...]
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There is a Better Way: Government Should Expire its Interest in Food Expiration Dates When consumers want to know if something in their fridge is edible, most simply give it the old “whiff” test. If that still leaves doubt, they begin searching the package for information that helps them determine if the product is safe [...]
Why Soda Tax Proponents Are Ideological Outcasts In today’s society and in an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that we look beyond headlines and 140-character opinions to separate urban legend from the truth. If you trust the headlines, you probably believe Americans are swimming in a sea of soft [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]