- “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.
- CA law prohibits use of ‘organic’ label until standards are set
Consumers are sure to be less confused and misled by “organic” label on fish and seafood.
- Food supply is not as safe as it could be: what you can do
CR January investigative report, “You are what they eat,” raises concerns that the federal government isn’t doing enough to protect the feed supply and that as a result, the food we eat may not be as safe as it could be.
- 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.
- 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.