- New Mercury Rules Help Lower Pollution, Save Lives
The health risks that mercury exposure poses are serious to children and other vulnerable populations
- Five Budget Cuts That Could Be Harmful to Your Health
Hard-fought-for laws and regulations to save lives and the environment will be gutted or eliminated in budget cuts passed by the Republican-controlled House From: AOLnews.com
- FDA disregards scientific research on mercury
FDA considers relaxing fish-consumption advice for vulnerable populations
- FDA test results show melamine in infant formula
CU calls on FDA to release all results of tests for melamine contamination in food products
- “Organic” fish decision sets dangerous precedent
National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) decision sets precedent to gut USDA organic program
- Poll: Proposed “Organic” fish standards fall short
CU poll reveals that the USDA’s proposed standards for “organic” fish will fail to meet consumer expectations
- CR Poll: Two-thirds of Americans want FDA to inspect domestic, foreign food supply
Overwhelming majority of consumers want country of origin labeling loopholes closed; GE and cloned animals labeled
- Coalition of more than 40 groups sign letter urging that “USDA Organic” standards be upheld
If acted upon, their recommendations would allow fish to carry organic label–despite being raised under conditions that fail to meet basic USDA organic principles.
- CU Calls for Single Food Agency
CU is calling for the creation of single food agency to ensure adequate, efficient, and effective oversight of our nation’s food supply.
- CR cautions pregnant women to avoid all canned tuna
The magazine’s advice is based on an analysis of FDA tests of mercury in fish posted recently on the agency’s web site.
- Something’s fishy in Washington
This week the USDA’s National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) will vote on the standards for “organic” fish getting to carry the USDA organic label – and things smell pretty fishy.
- Who can we count on to keep our products safe?
The Washington Post recently published some White House insider speculation about potential new Chairman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (Nancy Nord has been Acting Chairman for the past X months) The front-runner, they say, is Gail Charnley, a consultant with a doctorate in toxicology from MIT. But who is she really?
- …the whole world in her loaf
She’s got guar gum sourced from India In her loaf She’s got gluten mix from Poland In her loaf She’s left no country untapped for honey In her loaf Sara Lee’s got the whole world in her loaf
- Mercury & Tuna — better safe than…
Consumers Union is reinforcing its advice that pregnant women take the precautionary measure to avoid canned tuna and young children minimize exposure. The two new reports fail to specifically address the unique risks of mercury posed to pregnant women and young children, especially with regard to tuna.
- Consumer Reports: Pregnant women should avoid tuna altogether Source: CBS News (Thursday August 21, 2014)