Category Archives: Food Misbranding

MotherJones – November / December 2012 Issue – Big Sugar’s Sweet Little Lies

Big Sugar’s Sweet Little Lies How the industry kept scientists from asking: Does sugar kill? —By Gary Taubes and Cristin Kearns Couzens  |November/December 2012 Issue On a brisk spring Tuesday in 1976, a pair of executives from the Sugar Association … Continue reading

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November 5, 2012 – Advocate Capital, Inc. Law Firm Financing Blog; Tobacco Lawyer, Don Barrett Fighting to Impact Behavior in Food Industry

Advocate Capital, November 5, 2012, by Lisa Wagner Advocate Capital friend and client Don Barrett, renowned for his success in leading the fight in the tobacco litigation is now focusing on making an impact on behavior in the food industry.  … Continue reading

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October 31, 2012 – A Timeline of Sugar Spin

A Timeline of Sugar Spin How the sweets industry won America’s heart—and gut. —By Maddie Oatman  | Wed Oct. 31, 2012 2:03 AM PDT It’s striking to realize that such a basic commodity—a substance we spoon into our coffee every … Continue reading

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October 31, 2012 – Document Dive: What’s Inside the Sugar Industry’s Filing Cabinets?

Document Dive: What’s Inside the Sugar Industry’s Filing Cabinets? Internal papers reveal a strategy to safeguard sugar from “opportunists,” “pseudoscientists,” and “enemies.” —By Maya Dusenbery | Wed Oct. 31, 2012 2:03 AM PDT Gary Taubes and Cristin Kearns Couzens relied … Continue reading

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October 22, 2012 — KUOW Radio Interview with Don Barrett for “Big Food” Food Misbranding Lawsuits

Attorney Don Barrett was interviewed on the KUOW Weekday Show back in August. “Anti-Tobacco Lawyers Take on ‘Big Food’: Large food companies like PepsiCo and Heinz have recently attracted some unwanted attention from a few big-time lawyers. Attorneys who won … Continue reading

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October 19, 2012 — WGN Radio Interview with Don Barrett for “Big Food” Food Misbranding Lawsuits

Attorney Don Barrett joins Mike McConnell on Chicago’s WGN Radio to discuss his recent allegations of big food companies mislabeling, and misleading consumers.

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October 15, 2012 — BBC News Article & Video for “Big Food” Food Misbranding Lawsuits

BBC News published an article entitled, Big Tobacco lawyers target food industry. Here’s a snippet from the article: “Mr Barrett’s case against Big Food is that companies are misrepresenting their products, promoting them as “natural” or “healthy”, when in fact, … Continue reading

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August 22, 2012 – Mississippi Trial Lawyer Don Barrett Leading the Way Again

Mississippi Trial Lawyer Don Barrett Leading the Way Again, by Lisa Wagner “If the name Don Barrett sounds familiar to you, there’s reason.  Pictured here, sitting at his desk with a portrait of his daughter hanging in the background, Don … Continue reading

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August 18, 2012 – StarTribune – Big Tobacco lawyers find next target: Big Food

StarTribune – Big Tobacco lawyers find next target: Big Food Article by: STEPHANIE STROM New York Times August 18, 2012 – 10:21 PM “Don Barrett, a Mississippi lawyer, took in hundreds of millions of dollars a decade ago after suing … Continue reading

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August 18, 2012 – Lawyers From Suits Against Big Tobacco Target Food Makers

Lawyers From Suits Against Big Tobacco Target Food Makers By STEPHANIE STROM, Published: August 18, 2012 “More than a dozen lawyers who took on the tobacco companies have filed 25 cases against industry players like ConAgra Foods, PepsiCo, Heinz, General … Continue reading

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