food safety

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18 Jan: Artificial Sweeteners: More Bad News Means It’s Time to Bring Out the ‘Influencers’

2023 was not a sweet year for the artificial sweetener industry. In May the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that artificial sweeteners (what it calls non-sugar sweeteners, or NSS) do not “confer any long-term benefit” in weight loss. Even more alarming, the WHO says that using NSS over time may produce “undesirable effects” such as upping the risk of type…

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11 Jun: Nuclear Fallout Contaminating Our Food – Increase Testing NOW

Kimberly Roberson: FFAN@Sonic.net                                              CindyFolkers: Cindy@BeyondNuclear.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japan plans to release over one million tons of radioactive wastewater into the Pacific; U.S. groups demand FDA establish safer rules for radionuclides in food, say current guidelines lag behind science,…

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02 Feb: In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF JAMES S. TURNER 1940 — 2022 James S. Turner, an attorney and consumer advocate who was an original “Nader’s Raider,” passed away suddenly at his Washington, D.C. home on January 25. He was 81. While working with Ralph Nader, Mr. Turner wrote the 1970 book, The Chemical Feast: Ralph Nader’s Study Group Report on the Food and Drug Administration.  Time Magazine commented at…

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20 Oct: Do You Like Your Chicken Extra CRISPR?

Last month I wrote about some scary new changes that the poultry industry is fighting hard to bring about. Industry is hoping to ditch a long-standing USDA regulation that mandates any chickens with lesions discovered during processing must be “condemned” and not sent forth into the food supply. Those lesions, or tumors, which can appear internally or on the skin…