Sustainability Matters: April 18, 2014

 

Grassroots campaigns in seven cities pass resolutions urging Congress to ban growth-promoting antibiotics in livestock. [Civil Eats]

 

Food giant General Mills adds legal language negating the consumer’s right to sue. Simple acts such as “liking” Cheerios on Facebook, downloading a Betty Crocker coupon, or entering a company sweepstakes binds consumers to “forced arbitration.” [NY Times]

 

The Washington Post’s Eli Saslow wins the Pulitzer Prize for his series on food stamps in America. [Food Politics]

 

Where are the Mars bars? The UK grocery store chain Lidl bans all junk food and sugary treats from the checkout aisle of its stores. [Treehugger]

 

Vermont may become the third American state to require GMO labeling. [Grist]

 

Walmart seeks to expand selection and lower the price of organic foods in half its stores across the country. [MindBodyGreen]

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