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Meg Bohne

Campaign Organizer

A seasoned community activist, advocate and organizer, Meg has spent the past decade working to educate and mobilize the public on issues relating to public health and consumer protection. With Consumers Union since 2007, she has been involved in campaigns for safer prescription drugs, accessible and affordable health care, and food and product safety.

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2,000 Medical Professionals Ask Trader Joe’s to End Sale of Meat Raised on Antibiotics

The following letter was signed by 2,000 medical professionals nationwide and delivered to Trader Joe’s headquarters.   October 23, 2014 Mr. Dan Bane CEO Trader Joe’s 800 Shamrock Avenue Monrovia, CA  91016 Dear Mr. Bane, As representatives of the medical community, we write with an urgent request for Trader Joe’s to be a proactive leader Continue Reading

GMO Content of Selected Products

Consumer Reports tested a wide variety of processed foods with corn or soy ingredients on the label as a snapshot of the current US market. We only selected products with corn or soy on their ingredients list. We purchased and tested products that were conventional, claimed to be “Natural”, “Organic”, or made some type of Continue Reading

New Consumer Reports Study Finds GMOs in Many Common Food Products

Common products containing GMOs included breakfast cereals, chips, and infant formula, some of which carried “Natural” labels

Success! Gov. Brown knocks down weak antibiotics bill

by Maureen Mahoney Three cheers for California Governor Jerry Brown!   Today, we’re celebrating his veto of a bill that would have given industrial farms a green light to continue the dangerous overuse of antibiotics in livestock. For years, Consumers Union has tried to avert disaster by fighting the wasteful dosing of healthy farm animals Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s urged to end sale of meat raised on antibiotics with opening of new Syracuse store

CU calls on grocer to help curb major public health crisis

Petition-wielding pigs visit Trader Joe’s

A herd of pigs walks into an office complex… Sounds like the start of a bad joke, right?   But no jokes here.  A group of pig-eared campaign supporters, led by our intrepid Joe the Pig, visited Trader Joe’s Monrovia, CA headquarters this week to deliver 92,000 more consumer signatures asking the company to stop selling Continue Reading

Groups deliver 92,000 more petition signatures to Trader Joe’s

Consumers urge the grocer to end its sale of meat raised on antibiotics

Trader Joe’s answer to 750,000 people? So far, zip

About 750,000 people so far have asked Trader Joe’s to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics.   But how has the company responded? Take Action Now: Tell TJ’s CEO Dan Bane to stop ignoring you and commit to ending the sale of antibiotic-raised meat! The marketplace is moving against meat raised on antibiotics. Already, several national Continue Reading

July 4th grillers show us their no-antibiotics meat and say: Not On My Grill!

We asked you to show us your meat — and did you ever.   Last week for July 4th, we got dozens and dozens of photos from folks who said “Not On My Grill!” and shared shots of meat raised without antibiotics they used in their holiday grilling adventures.  Lots of others folks wrote in Continue Reading

A win for Pom is a win for consumers

Consumers could be misled and tricked by the labeling on Minute Maid’s Pomegranate Blueberry flavored juice blend, said the Supreme Court yesterday in a unanimous decision that will allow the POM Wonderful Juice company to proceed with a lawsuit against Coca-Cola, maker of Minute Maid drinks. The point of contention is the label on the Minute Maid product, which announces Continue Reading