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Congress Wants To Ban GMO Labeling
April 16, 2014 – 2:58 am | No Comment
Congress Wants To Ban GMO Labeling

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
State GMO labeling proposals may have a bigger foe than the deep pockets of the biotech industry – Congress.
Yes, the legislative body with the worst approval rating in history may soon enact a nationwide ban …

This Is Your Brain On Aspartame
April 15, 2014 – 12:53 am | No Comment
This Is Your Brain On Aspartame

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Controversy continues to rage over the artificial sweetener aspartame.  Since it was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981, aspartame has made its way into more than 6,000 food items.
The FDA claims …

How to contact the FDA about new food label regulations
April 14, 2014 – 12:00 am | No Comment
How to contact the FDA about new food label regulations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have you ever wanted to make suggestions to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on regulating food labels to make sure they are safe and that harmful ingredients are clearly labeled?
Now is your chance to …

Most People Are Kidding Themselves When They Wash Their Hands
April 2, 2014 – 9:21 pm | No Comment
Most People Are Kidding Themselves When They Wash Their Hands

 
 
 
 
 
 
Antimicrobial hygiene products are projected to make up a $1.4 billion industry in the US alone in 2014, with demand expected to rise 6% by 2017. But the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans in December to review its …

Who decides if a new food additive is “safe”? Often times, the company profiting off of it.
April 1, 2014 – 11:24 pm | No Comment
Who decides if a new food additive is “safe”? Often times, the company profiting off of it.

 
 
 
 
What does it mean when a food ingredient is labeled “safe”? The question seems straightforward, but the answer proves to be disorienting. Recently, the biotechnology company Senomyx, Inc. was in the news following confusion over a safety …

FDA Finally Changes Recommended Dose For Tylenol
March 30, 2014 – 11:06 pm | No Comment
FDA Finally Changes Recommended Dose For Tylenol

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acetaminophen, sold under the brand name Tylenol, among others, may be among the most dangerous medicines on the market. I’m sure this comes as a surprise to most of you, as virtually every single household keeps …

How Long Can Modern Medicine Drag-On Their Drug Era Before It Begins To Prescribe Vitamin D Pills En Masse?
March 29, 2014 – 9:26 pm | No Comment
How Long Can Modern Medicine Drag-On Their Drug Era Before It Begins To Prescribe Vitamin D Pills En Masse?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitamin D was discovered to cure rickets in 1922. A short time later ergocalciferol, synthetic vitamin D, was developed and is still today the only FDA-approved prescription form of vitamin D despite it being inferior …

Action Needed! The FDA’s New Food Label Guidelines – A Sneak Attack on Your Dietary Supplements
March 27, 2014 – 12:24 am | 2 Comments
Action Needed! The FDA’s New Food Label Guidelines – A Sneak Attack on Your Dietary Supplements

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In a glitzy roll-out last month featuring First Lady Michelle Obama and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the FDA proudly announced its first major changes to nutrition and supplement labeling in …

Scientists Condemn New FDA Study Saying BPA Is Safe: “It Borders on Scientific Misconduct”
March 25, 2014 – 1:59 am | No Comment
Scientists Condemn New FDA Study Saying BPA Is Safe: “It Borders on Scientific Misconduct”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Researchers working on a joint NIH-FDA program to better regulate harmful chemicals accuse the agency of undermining their research with a flawed and deceptive study.

On February, a group of Food and Drug Administration scientists published a …

Half of meat product samples contained DNA of wrong animals, council finds
March 21, 2014 – 10:04 pm | No Comment
Half of meat product samples contained DNA of wrong animals, council finds

 
 
 
 
 
 
Leicester survey backs up results from other areas, reinforcing fears of widespread meat contamination and mislabeling
Half of the meat samples tested by a local authority food safety team last year contained species of animals not identified on …