What’s the ABV? Transparency in beer labeling

Seven years ago, I was living in Ghent, Belgium. Though I had been a fan of craft beer for years, Belgium is where I learned the hard way about the wide variance of alcohol content between different styles. I hadn’t yet been introduced to the Belgian golden strong ale or tripel—two drinkable yet shockingly potent … [ Read more]

Senators compromise on national GMO labeling plan

  Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has unveiled a plan, negotiated with Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, for mandatory national standards for GM disclosure on food products. Under the plan, “food companies would be required to disclose which products contain genetically modified ingredients. But companies would have a range of options in just how they make that disclosure: They … [ Read more]