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Over half million signatures delivered to Trader Joe’s in NYC

Members of the Meat Without Drugs coalition yesterday delivered a petition to Trader Joe’s signed by nearly 560,000 people asking the company  to only sell meat raised without antibiotics. Standing alongside campaign mascot Joe the Pig, representatives from Consumers Union, MomsRising and Food & Water Watch all spoke to the need for meat producers to Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, September 28th, 2012 in Meat without Drugs | Comments Off on Over half million signatures delivered to Trader Joe’s in NYC

Put on your Hawaiian shirt and join us in NYC

We’ve got over 500,000 petition signatures to Trader Joe’s, and we’re taking them to the streets of New York City! Consumers Union and Meat Without Drugs campaign partners will hold a press conference outside of Trader Joe’s Union Square store this Thursday, September 27th at 11am, where we’ll deliver over half a million petition signatures to Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 in Meat without Drugs | 1 Comment »

Tips To Limit Your Exposure To Arsenic In Rice Products

Consumer Reports latest investigation has found troubling levels of arsenic in many of the 200 rice products we tested, everything from brown rice to infant cereal – even some popular name-brand cereals.  We’ve compiled some tips to help you cut your risk of exposure to this possibly dangerous carcinogen: Test your water. If your home is not on Continue Reading

Posted by Eric Charping on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 in Arsenic, Food Safety | 20 Comments »

How does arsenic get into rice anyway? (infographic)

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Posted by Meg Bohne on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 in Arsenic, Food Safety | 1 Comment »

Op-ed: Trader Joe’s should only sell meat without drugs

Check out our op-ed that ran today in Sarasota’s Herald-Tribune, in honor of the new Trader Joe’s store that opened there last week. The piece talks about the absence of leadership from Congress or the FDA to ban the routine use of antibiotics in animal feed, and discusses our Meat Without Drugs campaign that’s urging Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 in Meat without Drugs | No Comments »

CU responds to inaccurate statement in NY Times organic article

A New York Times article covering the recently-released study on organic food discussed the finding that organic meat contained lower levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria than conventional meat did, but went on to state that “bacteria, antibiotic-resistant or otherwise, would be killed during cooking.” If this were true, says Consumers Union’s Jean Halloran in a Letter to Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Monday, September 10th, 2012 in Food Safety, Meat without Drugs, Organics, Salmonella | No Comments »

Uproar over organic

A new study released this week has caused a panic over organic, with news coverage blaring headlines calling into question the health benefits of organically produced foods. The report, produced by Stanford University researchers, looked at data from 240 studies comparing organic and conventional samples of produce and meat, and concluded that there is a Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 in Meat without Drugs, Organics, Pesticides | 1 Comment »

400,000 demand Trader Joe’s give up antibiotic-fed meat

Look for these labels to ensure your meat was raised without antibiotics: Organic No antibiotics, Raised without antibiotics, and other similar claims Not to be trusted: Natural. This claim is meaningless with regard to whether or not the animal was given antibiotics. For more details, click here. We’re dubbing these past few months the ‘Summer Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, August 24th, 2012 in Meat without Drugs | 21 Comments »

Toddler’s tainted meat scare prompts mom to fight antibiotics in meat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2012 CONTACT: Pulin Modi, Senior Campaigner, Change.org, (202) 684-2552, press@change.org ***PRESS RELEASE*** TODDLER’S TAINTED MEAT SCARE PROMPTS MOM TO FIGHT ANTIBIOTICS IN TRADER JOE’S MEAT SUPPLY Mom’s petition on Change.org calls on Trader Joe’s to stop the spread of antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ by banning meat from animals fed antibiotics. TROUTDALE, OR – 130,000 people Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 in Food Safety, Meat without Drugs, Salmonella | No Comments »

Did you take a flyer to Trader Joe’s? Tell us about it!

A huge thanks to the thousands of you who downloaded our version of Trader Joe’s ‘Fearless Flyer’ and delivered it to your local store asking the company to only sell meat raised without antibiotics. We’ve heard some great stories across the country – from Maine to Georgia to California – about the response from staff, Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, August 10th, 2012 in Meat without Drugs | 5 Comments »
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