food safety

27 Mar: Record-Breaking One Million Americans Tell FDA: We Have a Right to Know What’s in Our Food

New National Survey Shows Majority of Americans United on Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Media contact: Sue McGovern sue@mcgov.com Direct: 781-648-7157 Cell: 781-315-3400   Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2012) – The Just Label It (JLI) Campaign announced today that a record-breaking one million Americans of all political persuasions have called on the FDA to label genetically engineered (GE) foods. The…

19 Jan: Citizens for Health Joins “Just Label It” Campaign

Washington, D.C. – Citizens for Health is excited to announce we have joined an effort with hundreds of organizations representing millions of Americans called the “Just Label It: We Have A Right to Know” campaign. The core of the campaign is a petition to the FDA that calls for products that use ingredients produced with genetic engineering to disclose this…

24 Oct: Federal Judge Rules Against Corn Processors

Contact: Gene Grabowski (202) 270-6560 Email: ggrabowski@levick.com  Consumer Deception at Issue in False Advertising Case LOS ANGELES — (October 22, 2011) – A federal judge has ruled that the case brought by American sugar farmers against big corn processors to stop their false advertising about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) must go forward. According to U.S. District Judge Consuelo B….

14 Oct: Millions of American Consumers are Food Identity Theft Victims

 Food Packaging Deceptions Threaten National Food Integrity   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Primary Media Contact: Kevin Sanchez                                                           Hollenbeck Associates                                               (415) 227-1150 ext. 10                                                    kevin@hollenbeckassociates.com   WASHINGTON, DC – Even as more American families are trying to make healthier diet choices, many duplicitous food makers are contributing to the spread of Food Identity Theft.  Despite government safeguards and restrictions, dozens of…

29 Sep: March for Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food 10/1/11 – 10/16/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adam Eidinger 202-744-2671 adam@right2knowmarch.org Right2Know March Announces Events During 313 Mile Walk to the White House for Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Coalition Demands a “Reset” by Obama Administration on GMO Labeling   NEW YORK, NY – In two days a diverse coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals will begin to march from the Historic Flatbush…

20 Sep: Citizens for Health Launches Campaign Against FDA’s NDI Guidance

September 20, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: James J. Gormley, VP and Senior Policy Advisor, Citizens for Health Phone: 202.695.2027; email: jamesgormley01@gmail.com Washington, D.C. – Citizens for Health (CFH) today launched an action campaign to join with our 100,000 supporters and the rest of the health freedom movement in opposing the FDA’s “Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary…

19 Sep: Associated Press Story: FDA Skeptical of Corn Sugar Sham

September 19, 2011 In a story posted on September 15, the Associated Press reports that in response to the Corn Refiners Association’s original request to use the term “corn syrup,” Michael Taylor, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods, told colleagues he was uncomfortable with changing the name and suggested that allowing it would deprive consumers of important information and invite…

22 Jun: FDA “Protectin?g” the Public from Locally Grown, High Quality Food: An Interview with Deborah Stockton

Powerful corporate interests  have become proficient in colluding with the state to shield themselves from having to compete in the free market. In this podcast, Deborah Stockton, Executive Director of the National Independent Consumers & Farmers Association speaks with Michael Ostrolenk about how the heavy-hand of government over-regulation is forcing many small, independent farms across the United States to close.  The…

20 Jun: Take Action! Senate Bill Addresses Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Urge Congress to Preserve Antibiotics for Medical Treatment by Helena Bottemiller, Food Safety News (action links added) A bipartisan group of senators re-introduced a bill late last week aimed at preserving the effectiveness of medically important antibiotics by limiting their use in food animal feed. In the face of the rising threat of antibiotic resistance, public health experts and activists…