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Help Get Joe Off Drugs, Colorado!

Hey Coloradans!  Do you love meat raised without antibiotics?  We do!  Come out this Valentine’s Day and help us show the love.  Together we’ll ask the three new Trader Joe’s stores in the Boulder/Denver area to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics.  Our Meat Without Drugs campaign is working to convince grocery stores – starting Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Friday, January 31st, 2014 in Meat without Drugs | 1 Comment »

In New England, two victories and a loss for GMO labeling

New England:  home of  arctic temps, piles of snow – and a whole lot of action on GMO labeling. In 2013, Connecticut became the first state in the nation to sign a GMO labeling bill into law, followed by Maine in early January 2014. However, both bills contain provisions that prevent the laws from going into immediate Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, January 24th, 2014 in Label GMOs | 14 Comments »

Maine becomes second state to pass GMO labeling law

Yesterday Maine’s Governor signed into law the second GMO labeling bill in the US, after a similar bill was signed in Connecticut in late 2013. However, both bills contain provisions that prevent the laws from going into immediate effect.   Maine’s bill, for example, requires that five other states pass similar GMO labeling bills, and Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, January 10th, 2014 in Label GMOs | Comments Off

Sing along! Our holiday message to Trader Joe’s

Dashing Through Trader Joe’s Dashing through Trader Joe’s, With a red cart as my sleigh. Through the shelves I roam, Shopping all the way But then I spy the meat I don’t know what to pick Was this meat given drugs? If so it really makes me ticked. Oh, Trader Joe’s, Trader Joe’s please end Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, December 20th, 2013 in Meat without Drugs | 1 Comment »

Get Smart About Antibiotics, starting with your turkey

Ever had strep?  A UTI?  You probably ran to the drug store with a scribbled prescription for antibiotics and felt a whole lot better within a couple of days. It’s a scenario we all take for granted. But the CDC is sounding the alarm that antibiotic resistance “is considered one of the world’s most critical Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 in Meat without Drugs | 1 Comment »

Everyone Wants A Revolution: Chipotle’s ad campaign looks familiar

They say that imitation is the biggest form of flattery in which case we are really flattered by Chipotle’s marketing campaign. Our own Joe the Pig took up the revolutionary cause to get antibiotics off the farm and now Chipotle’s El Pig, along with pigs all over the world, are ready to take up hooves. Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Friday, November 15th, 2013 in Meat without Drugs | Comments Off

Who needs ghouls when you’ve got superbugs?

Guy in a Halloween costume – or campaign mascot?   It’s probably a little tougher than usual to tell on Halloween but folks on the streets of Berkeley today encountered Joe the Pig asking Trader Joe’s to ‘get me off drugs’ and, in the spirit of the day, handing out ‘superbug’ Halloween candy to customers. Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, October 31st, 2013 in Meat without Drugs | Comments Off

Trader Joe’s customers now educating staff about their meat raised on antibiotics

What’s the deal with Trader Joe’s selling meat from animals raised on antibiotics?  Their staff members don’t always know, so it turns out customers are stepping in to do a little bit of employee education. As part of our ongoing campaign urging Trader Joe’s to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics, we recently released a flyer Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 in Meat without Drugs | 1 Comment »

CU: GMO Labeling Ballot Initiative is “the Right Choice for Washington Consumers”

by Maureen Mahoney Consumers Union’s Dr. Michael Hansen is taking to the airwaves in support of the effort to label genetically engineered (GE) food in Washington State, calling the initiative, “the right choice for Washington consumers.” Dr. Hansen, Senior Scientist at Consumers Union, appeared in a recently-filmed video ad in support of Washington’s ballot initiative Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 in Food Labeling, Label GMOs | 15 Comments »

Consumer Reports calls on Foster Farms to recall chicken tainted with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella

This blog is cross-posted from ConsumerReports.org As part of our ongoing tests of meat and poultry, Consumer Reports has found a dangerous strain of Salmonella in a sample of Foster Farms raw chicken. The strain we found matches one of those associated with the current outbreak, which has now sickened close to 300 people in 17 Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 in CDC, Food Safety, Meat without Drugs, USDA | 2 Comments »
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