Spinning Food

Friends of the Earth

How do we know if our food is safe? How are the chemicals used to produce our food impacting our health and the environment? How can journalists reporting on these issues know when their sources are accurate?

Consumers are asking more questions about how their food was grown and raised, and demanding more transparency, as a growing body of science has linked food additives and chemicals used in food production to problems ranging from cancer to bee declines.

These concerns are helping to spur record growth in organic and non-GMO food, which is in turn prompting major brands from Cheerios to Similac to Chipotle to reformulate their products. It’s all part of a trend that one food industry veteran recently described in Fortune magazine as “the most dynamic, disruptive, and transformational time” he has seen in his 37-year career.