Food Safety

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15 Apr: Tell The FDA To Lower Cesium Allowed In Food

Our friends at the Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) have planned for an entire week of calling U.S. Representatives, Senators, and more to make them aware of the problems posed by the current guidelines regarding cesium contamination. We urge you to join the FFAN and call your U.S. Representative and Senators to let them know that: The U.S. Food and…

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17 Mar: Get Ready for “Read Your Labels Day” 2014

April 11th is that day we hope you’ll join the campaign to “take back our food.” That’s when Citizens for Health will sponsor its second annual Read Your Labels Day—a day set aside for recognizing and exposing the health risks of the toxic additives found in the ingredients of everyday food products. We invite all our readers to take photos…

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17 Dec: Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network Wishes You a Happy Holiday

FFAN’s Holiday Guide for Safer Food Choices Donate your time and/or money to FFAN’s crucial effort today! Sign FFAN’s Food Safety Petition “Say Bye Bye Becquerels! Keep harmful radioactivity out of our children’s food!” Submit Your Comment to the FDA: Insist they lower the acceptable levels of radioactive contaminants allowable in our food supply. Write a letter (sample here) to your Representative to…

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11 Dec: FDA Planning to Phase Out Antibiotics in Meat

This morning the FDA announced a plan to phase out the use of some antibiotics in animals used for food to prevent bacteria from becoming increasingly resistant to drugs used to treat humans. In it’s guidance today, the FDA asked pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily revise labels on antibiotics to remove references to use references in animal production. Additionally, the FDA…

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29 Nov: ENSSER Smells a Rat: Research On Rats Fed GMO Corn Retracted

Organization States “Retraction Violates Standards of Good Science” and Suspects “Decision Was a Bow of Science to Industry” The Elsevier journal Food and Chemical Toxicology has officially retracted a research paper (Séralini et al. 2012 Study) which found severe toxic effects, increased tumor rates and higher mortality in rats fed Monsanto’s genetically modified corn and/or the associated herbicide Roundup. The European Network…

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08 Nov: Call It What You Want; It Still Answers to the Name ‘Pink Slime’

Remember “pink slime” — that appetizing meat product consisting of mechanically separated beef scraps that needs disinfection with a chemical agent to kill dangerous pathogens? While our food supply is filled with other equally nauseating offerings (mechanically separated poultry, for one), last year it was slime’s turn to capture everyone’s rapt and revolted attention. Then, like the fickle consumers we…

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14 Oct: Who’s Afraid of Supplements? “Do You Believe in Paul Offit?”

by Alison Rose Levy The Medical Establishment’s “Favorite” Doctor and His Crusade Against Supplements and Alternative Medicine Paul Offit’s new book and media blitz pretend to be objective, but really offer one-sided bashing of natural healthcare. Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at? Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia? has authored a new book, Do You Believe in…

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10 Oct: Products Using “Carmine” – A Food Coloring Derived from Ground-Up Insects

Below are just a few recently released products that contain the insect-based food coloring known as “carmine.” There are thousands of others already on the market. Please check back here from time to time for updates to the list as we identify more products containing carmine — food coloring made from crushed whole cochineal beetles. [tw_callout description=”Instead of relying entirely…

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18 Jul: Food Safety ACTION ALERT: Stop the FDA’s War on Small-Scale Farmers and Food Producers

Washington, DC – You may recall back in 2010 we worked to stop passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The bill was an effort by Congress to appease angry consumers fed up with a spate of incidents of food contamination (like that year’s salmonella outbreak and recall of eggs) resulting from the unhealthy livestock farming practices of industrial…