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
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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.
Over 650,000 consumers across the country have called on Trader Joe’s to be an industry leader on this critical public health issue.
Company announces it will only sell chicken raised without antibiotics within five years
Campaign Calls On Grocer To Stop Selling Meat Raised On Antibiotics
Consumers Union urges grocer to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics
Consumers Union calls on government to set stronger regulations for caramel color in food and beverages
About half of samples tested had at least one bacteria resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics
Much work remains to address antibiotics use in disease prevention and reporting of antibiotic use
Consumers Union is asking FDA to require food processors to actually test their products for pathogens to assure food safety.
Vows to continue to fight for mandatory labeling in states
October 29, 2013 Dan Bane, CEO Trader Joe’s 800 Shamrock Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016 Dear Mr. Bane, For over a year now, Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, has been urging you to consider the real harm to public health that Trader Joe’s is contributing to by selling meat from animals routinely fed Continue Reading
This letter from over 30 medical, public health, and sustainable agriculture communities urges Obama to end the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production.
The speakers will present their viewpoints on GMO vs. non-GMO and audience members will be encouraged to participate in the discussion.
USDA should declare antibiotic-resistant strains of salmonella as adulterants
Dangerous outbreak strain potentially still on market