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  • CU responds to inaccurate statement in NY Times organic article

    A New York Times article covering the recently-released study on organic food discussed the finding that organic meat contained lower levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria than conventional meat did, but went on to state that “bacteria, antibiotic-resistant or otherwise, would be killed during cooking.” If this were true, says Consumers Union’s Jean Halloran in a Letter to Continue Reading

  • Uproar over organic

    A new study released this week has caused a panic over organic, with news coverage blaring headlines calling into question the health benefits of organically produced foods. The report, produced by Stanford University researchers, looked at data from 240 studies comparing organic and conventional samples of produce and meat, and concluded that there is a Continue Reading

  • Iowa Inches Closer to BPA Ban

    On Wednesday, the Iowa Senate passed a bill banning bisphenol A or (BPA) in some children’s products. Concerns over BPA have been steadily mounting due to numerous studies linking BPA to a wide range of adverse health effects. Eight states, Canada and the European Union have already banned BPA in certain children’s products. The Iowa Continue Reading

  • Food, Inc.’s Eric Schlosser, Consumers Union Urge Senate to Pass Food Safety Bill

    Safe and sustainable: we need our food to be both, and nowhere has the case been made better than in the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Food, Inc.

  • Why America Is Fat

    Our friends at Consumerist found a great chart that explains why salad costs more than a Big Mac.

  • Tests of Packaged Greens Reveal High Level of Bacteria; Are Organic or Loose Greens Clean?

    Consumers Union recently tested bagged leafy greens and found bacteria in many samples, in some cases at rather high levels.  A question that quickly comes to mind is whether organic salad greens, loose greens, or leafy greens from farmers’ markets, are cleaner or carry less risk of carrying pathogens like Salmonella or E. coli O157:H7.

  • Organic Tomatoes and S.510

    Jean Halloran, Director of Food Policy Initiatives at Consumers Union, writes about her recent trip to the White House garden with some fantastic food activists.

  • Working with the Sustainable Community to Make Food Safety a Reality

    CU believes that FDA food safety reform legislation will not hamper the development of sustainable agriculture.

  • Good Grief! Could it be true? UPDATED

    The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FCLDF), a group primarily devoted to preserving the right to sell raw milk, has mounted a vociferous internet campaign to defeat HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act (FSEA), alleging that the bill will hurt small farms. The bill was recently received unanimous approval from the House Energy Continue Reading

  • Accept our Thanksgiving Local and Organic Food Challenge!

    In partnership with the Eat Well Guide, we invite you to find new sources for local or organic ingredients for your Thanksgiving dinner, then join our famous chefs and share a recipe!

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