April 10, 2015 Consumers Union Troubled By FDA Report That Shows Increasing Antibiotics Use In Animals Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, is deeply troubled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) annual report, released today, summarizing the sales data on antimicrobial drugs approved for use in animals. FDA’s report shows that Continue Reading
Consumers Union Press Releases
Letters to federal agencies cite new Consumer Reports story on pesticides in produce, recent WHO decision to reclassify glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans”
Newly re-introduced bill would prohibit states from enacting GMO labeling laws and allow for the continued use of the ‘natural’ label on food products that contain GMOs
World Health Organization issues new study implicating glyphosate, an herbicide commonly used on GMO crops, as a probable carcinogen
Company says it intends to phase out use of medically important antibiotics in its chicken supply chain within two years.
New bill would create a federal standard for the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods
Calls Close Vote a Major Victory for Consumers
Over 2,000 medical professionals call on Trader Joe’s to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics
Common products containing GMOs included breakfast cereals, chips, and infant formula, some of which carried “Natural” labels
October 1, 2014 GMO Labeling Will Cost Consumers Less Than a Penny a Day, New Report Says Portland, OR—A new analysis commissioned by Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, and conducted by the independent Portland-based economic research firm, ECONorthwest, found from a review of published research that the median cost to consumers of Continue Reading
Consumers Union praised California Governor Jerry Brown for vetoing Senate Bill 835, which would have banned the use of antibiotics for growth promotion and require a veterinarian prescription for a livestock antibiotic.
CU calls on grocer to help curb major public health crisis
Campaign calls on grocer to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics
Consumers urge the grocer to end its sale of meat raised on antibiotics
For Immediate Release: Monday, June 9, 2014 New Consumer Reports Poll Shows Consumer Demand forStrong Federal Standards for Genetically Engineered Food — 92% Think GE Food Should Be Labeled Before Sold 92% Think GE Food Should Meet Government Safety Standards Before Sold 92% Demand the Government Label GE Salmon Yonkers, NY—According to a Continue Reading
CU expressed deep disappointment in the narrow defeat of California Senate Bill 1381, which would have required labeling of genetically engineered (GE or GMO) food in the State.
CU campaign calls on grocer to take a stand for public health and stop selling meat raised on antibiotics
Campaign urges Trader Joe’s to help curb a major public health crisis
Public interest groups and consumers’ rights advocates applaud bill’s passage
Vermont has broken new ground by passing a bill with no strings attached, no conditions to be met, before it goes into effect in 2016.
Group urges Governor Shumlin to sign bill immediately
Consumers Union ad asks company to stop selling antibiotic-raised meat
Ad highlights how the overuse of antibiotics by the meat industry on healthy livestock threatens public health by making these medications less effective for treating disease.
The following letter was submitted to the Idaho Statesman in response to ads that ran this week targeting CU and demanding we “butt out” of Idaho and our campaign asking Trader Joe’s to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics. March 13, 2014 To the Editor: The full page ad by Tree Top Ranch that ran Continue Reading
First Lady Michelle Obama and the FDA announced new proposals to update the Nutrition Fact Label that appears on packaged foods.