Posted on Jul 12, 2018
It's not often we get to link to Stephen Colbert's Late Show on the Sumfood blog but this short chat with Michael Pollan humorously captures the unconventionality—some would say outlandishness—of his latest headline-grabbing venture.
Posted on Jul 10, 2018
This image of a McCormick label comes from an article we recently linked to on Sumfood's Twitter page. It's an outstanding example of a practice called 'absence labeling' and is summed up nicely by the article's central question: "What’s the rationale behind the creation of a non-GMO line of spices for which there are no GMO alternatives?"
Posted on Jul 04, 2018
Sumfood attended the recent Transparency IQ conference at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's original Hamburger University. As much a museum to American fast food as a conference center, Hamburger U offered plenty of distractions during the day-long gathering focused on the 'revolutionary force of product transparency
Posted on Jun 07, 2018
Let’s set the scene: a conference room within the Capitol Hilton in downtown Washington, DC where the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) 2018 National Food Policy Conference was in full swing. Outside the room a sign read ‘Growing Pains: What’s in Store for Organic?’
Posted on May 30, 2018
By far the highlight of Day 2 of the 2018 Food Safety Summit (FSS) in Rosemont, IL was a presentation by Carletta Ooton, Amazon VP, Health & Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance – a job title she referred to as a “gigantic hat to wear” – on a topic equally as verbose: ‘Amazon’s Approach to Innovation and What It Means for Food Safety’.
Posted on May 30, 2018
After attending the recent Seeds and Chips conference in Milan, I had the enviable burden of waiting a day to catch a flight back to New Zealand. Eschewing fashion for food I decided to maximise my time in Italy’s stylish capital by attending a cooking course.
Posted on May 23, 2018
Held at the enormous Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the tulip-covered Chicago suburb of Rosemont, IL, the 2018 Food Safety Summit was occasionally informative, good for networking, self-reverential as hell, and oddly subdued – perhaps because the bulk of attendees consider ‘food safety’ a cost burden rather than an aspiration.