National Organic Standards Board votes to discontinue use of antibiotics in organic apple & pear production.
Consumers Union Press Releases
Poll: More than 80 percent don’t know or don’t think antibiotics used to treat disease in apple, pears
The campaign aims to convince the grocer to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics.
Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Whole Foods, Marsh among stores that will reject GE fish
Rep. Louise Slaughter reintroduces bill to end the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production.
Special Valentine’s Day outreach event aims to convince Trader Joe’s to stop selling meat and poultry raised on antibiotics.
The People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act would require labeling of any genetically engineered food sold in WA
Congress-directed review could delay needed action for years; Public still waiting for guidance on arsenic in apple juice
The FDA releases long-awaited rules to improve food safety.
CU raises concerns about FDA’s failure to adequately assess potential allergic reactions and other risks
Meat Without Drugs Campaign Makes Holiday Push In San Francisco
To Convince Trader Joe’s to Stop Selling Meat Raised on Antibiotics
CU informs the USDA of new findings on pathogens in pork products appearing in the January 2013 issue of CR
The FDA’s action marks the first time the agency has used its new authority it gained in a 2011 food safety law
New research showed contamination by several kinds of bacteria, much of which proved resistant to one or more antibiotics important in human medicine.
Consumers Union Urges Major Reduction of Antibiotics in Food Animal Production To Protect Public Health Consumer Group Highlights The Overuse of Drugs In Food Animals During CDC’s “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” YONKERS, NY — Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today called for a major reduction in the Continue Reading
November 7, 2012 Chemical and Agribusiness Interests Defeat California’s Proposition 37 Measure Would Have Required Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food SAN FRANCISCO, CA – California’s Proposition 37, which would have required clear labels on genetically engineered food, was defeated following a $45 million opposition campaign financed by chemical and agribusiness industry opponents. Supporters of the Continue Reading
Rep. Henry Waxman plans to introduce bill that would provide new information to the FDA on use of antibiotics in food animals.
CU hosts press event at Union Square flagship store to deliver petition signatures to the grocer
Consumer Reports that found concerning levels of arsenic in tests of more than 200 samples of rice and rice products
Complete Consumer Reports Arsenic In Rice Results
Government data shows eating one rice food item can increase arsenic exposure by 44 percent
Consumers Union urges the grocery store to sell only meat and poultry raised without antibiotics
Letter to two Congressional committees refutes industry claims about Consumers Union’s recently released report and campaign.
Consumers Union has long advocated for a ban on BPA in baby bottles and kids’ spill-proof cups
Report offers details on national supermarket chains that sell meat raised without antibiotics, a consumer poll on the issue and recommendations for shoppers. New campaign, “Meat Without Drugs” asks grocery retailer Trader Joe’s to only source meat raised without antibiotics.