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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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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

#19: Trader Joe’s (still) sells meat raised on antibiotics

Read Buzzfeed’s 18 Incredible Things You Didn’t Know About Trader Joe’s, and you’ll learn some tidbits about Hawaiian shirts and ginger snaps.   But the thing we find pretty incredible (perhaps #19?) is that this company still continues to stock its shelves with meat from animals raised on antibiotics. We know Trader Joe’s customers expect better. Continue Reading

Telling the Truth and Standing Up for Consumers’ Right to Know What’s Their Food

by Caitlin Watkins Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has long fought for the labeling of food that is genetically engineered. We believe that consumers have a right to know how their food is produced–so that they can make more informed purchasing decisions. Our own Elisa Odabashian, director of the West Continue Reading

A turning tide on antibiotic-raised meat

 ” A post-antibiotic era – in which common infections and minor injuries can kill– is a very real possibility for the 21st century.” “If we don’t act now, our medicine cabinet will be empty and we won’t have the antibiotics we need to save lives.” You’d think that these kinds of alarm bells sounded by not-so-alarmist organizations as Continue Reading

Palm Beach Post ad urges Trader Joe’s to end the sale of meat raised on drugs

CU campaign calls on grocer to take a stand for public health and stop selling meat raised on antibiotics

CU urges Trader Joe’s to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics upon opening of new Burlington, VT store

Campaign urges Trader Joe’s to help curb a major public health crisis