Of the numerous items on the ballot this election day, some could have a direct effect on members of the food industry in Colorado and Oregon. Both of these states have ballot initiatives that, if passed, would require the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Whether you support or oppose GMO labeling, there’s no doubt that the issue is complex and requires a closer look.
It seems that every year is marked with new diets that are sure to cure the American ails of weight loss, and 2013 was no different. In 2013, we saw the undeniable shift toward gluten-free living with the release of “Wheat Belly” and the rise of Paleo diets. It’s difficult to watch TV anymore without seeing a diet commercial of some sort, whether it be Jennifer Hudson or Jessica Simpson promoting Weight Watchers™, or Marie Osmond with NutriSystem®. Social sharing platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are making it even easier for consumers to access, consume, and share diet and fitness information like Paleo and gluten-free tips, green smoothie recipes, detox elixirs, and more, with just the click of a button.