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The GMO Elephant In The Room

Food & Drug Administration |  | When’s the last time you signed a petition or wrote a letter urging the FDA or Congress or your state legislator to add Vitamin A or potassium to the nutrition label on packaged foods? Do you recall ever petitioning anyone to change the serving sizes listed on food labels? Or to increase the font size ...Read More »

FDA Spies On Whistleblowers To Protect Big Pharma (VIDEO)

Food & Drug Administration |  | Government Agency Takes Screenshots of Whistleblowers’ Computers EVERY 7 SECONDS for YEARS We reported in 2012: When one of the most respected radiologists  in America – the former head of the radiology department at Yale University – attempted to blow the whistle on the fact that the FDA had approved a medical device manufactured by ...Read More »

The FDA Resists The Truth

Food & Drug Administration |  | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has known for more than 12 years (36 years, by some accounts) that the routine use of antibiotics in livestock is harmful to human health. What has it done to protect you? Nada. According to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) “Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report,” published in September ...Read More »

Report: FDA Allowed Antibiotics In Animal Feed Despite Human Health Risks

Food & Drug Administration |  | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed dozens of antibiotics used in animal feed to stay on the market despite findings by its own researchers that the drugs will likely expose people to antibiotic-resistant infections, according to a report released Monday by an environmental advocacy group. The FDA reviewed 30 different types of antibiotics that ...Read More »

Murder At The FDA

Food & Drug Administration |  | File this one under: “studiously ignored by major media.” I posted this story in August of 2012. It was based on a Truthout interview of a man who did drug reviews for the FDA. He examined applications to approve new medical drugs for public consumption. Pharmaceutical companies must have their new drugs certified as safe ...Read More »

Good News For Local Food And Farms!

Food & Drug Administration |  | Local farms, farmers markets and food hubs can breathe a sigh of relief—for now, at least. On December 19, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will take a second look at proposed new laws that would have put many local farms, farmers markets and food processors out of business. The new rules, ...Read More »

Farmers To Face Fines Or Prison Sentences For Selling Food Directly To Customers

Food & Drug Administration |  | This would seem to embody the USDA’s advisory, “Know your farmer, know your food,” right? Not exactly. For the USDA and its sister food regulator, the FDA, there’s a problem: many of the farmers are distributing the food via private contracts like herd shares and leasing arrangements, which fall outside the regulatory system of state ...Read More »

Big Rules Spell Bad News For Small Farms (TAKE ACTION)

Food & Drug Administration |  | Love your local farms, farmers markets, and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)? They could be in trouble thanks to heavy-handed new rules proposed under the Food Safety & Modernization Act (FSMA). Unless the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) agrees to some key changes in the FSMA, your local farmer could be forced to shell out ...Read More »

Big Pharma Paid To Attend Meetings Of FDA's Panel Of Advisors

Food & Drug Administration |  | A scientific panel that shaped the federal government’s policy for testing the safety and effectiveness of painkillers was funded by major pharmaceutical companies that paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the chance to affect the thinking of the Food and Drug Administration, according to hundreds of e-mails obtained by a public records request. The ...Read More »

Are The FDA And Canada Going To Ban Raw Milk Cheese?

Food & Drug Administration |  | Based on their vehement warnings to the public, as well as their raids on small farms, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) want you to believe that raw milk is unsafe. And if you listen to them, you would ...Read More »

FDA And EPA Are Victims Of The Government Shutdown – Is This Supposed To Be A Bad Thing?

Food & Drug Administration |  | I can’t really mourn too much that the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are unable to continue wreaking regulatory havoc on the little guys due to the government shutdown.  In fact, I think a celebration just might be in order.  This could be a good chance for folks to see how ...Read More »

FDA’s Voluntary GMO Labeling Is Good For Monsanto, Bad For Consumers

Food & Drug Administration |  | While consumers battle on for laws mandating the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products, some lawmakers are taking the GMO labeling debate in a different direction. And it’s a direction that’s anything but consumer friendly. Last month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) asked the U.S. Food & Drug ...Read More »

FDA Deliberately Deceiving Americans Over Arsenic In Rice, Chicken And Other Foods; Contamination Now Widespread

Food & Drug Administration |  | There is arsenic in rice, and it’s generally higher in brown rice than in white rice. Consumer Reports tested 223 samples of rice products in 2012 and  found significant levels of arsenic in most of them, including inorganic arsenic (the really toxic kind). As Consumer Reports found,  it’s not unusual to see arsenic at levels of 200 ...Read More »

Food Expiration Labels Lead To Unnecessary Food Waste

Food & Drug Administration |  | A whopping 40 percent of the food produced in America never gets eaten because of a couple of tiny numbers printed on the packaging. To most people, a food’s expiration date, often printed next to the words “best if used by,” is law: just one day past the stated date and the entire thing goes in ...Read More »

Outdoor Access for Organic Poultry "Effectively Banned" By FDA Proposed Rule

Food & Drug Administration |  | A major 2010 salmonella outbreak in eggs, centered on “factory farms” in Iowa, shone a spotlight on industrial-scale egg houses confining tens of thousands of hens, each,  in filthy and dangerous conditions.  This past July, the FDA issued a Draft Guidance for the prevention of salmonella enteritidis in shell eggs for egg producers providing outdoor ...Read More »

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