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U.S. “Roundtable” for Sustainable Beef has No Seat for Consumer Groups

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U.S. “Roundtable” for Sustainable Beef has No Seat for Consumer Groups

The Center for Science in the Public Interest today wrote to the board of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, criticizing the group for denying CSPI’s application for membership and for failing to prioritize maintaining the effectiveness of antibiotics as part of its sustainability agenda. CSPI said the decision will undermine the USRSB’s efforts and credibility.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

 

Food Safety Groups Oppose Trump Administration Delay of Key Produce Safety Requirements

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Food Safety Groups Oppose Trump Administration Delay of Key Produce Safety Requirements

A Trump administration proposal to delay enforcement of rules aimed at keeping produce free from fecal contamination came under fire yesterday from the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Center for Food Safety. The nonprofit food safety watchdog groups say that delaying compliance with provisions requiring microbial testing of water for E. coli is unnecessary and will contribute to illnesses and deaths from produce tainted by animal feces.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

 

80,000 Urge Trump Administration Not to Roll Back Progress on School Nutrition

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80,000 Urge Trump Administration Not to Roll Back Progress on School Nutrition 

More than 80,000 Americans have filed comments with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to oppose its proposals to weaken school nutrition standards, including a proposed three-year delay of the next phase of sodium reduction in school meals and a possible elimination of any further decreases. We stand with them in urging the Trump administration to continue the progress to improve school food and support children’s health. This opposition is joined by over 50 health and child welfare organizations and more than 50 scientists and academics. Sixty percent of Americans oppose rolling back school nutrition, according to a new poll released by CSPI.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

 

Benefits from Sugar-Drink Taxes are Clear

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Benefits from Sugar-Drink Taxes are Clear

The Cook County Board of Commissioners’ vote today will not change the momentum these common-sense policies have. Sugar-drink taxes have been successfully implemented in seven jurisdictions across the United States in the last four years. Evaluations of the first such U.S. tax, in Berkeley, CA, and another from Mexico have shown decreased consumption of sugar drinks and increased consumption of healthy beverages, while providing needed revenues for other public health measures. Big Soda’s resistance to these policies is not new, but that will not change other communities’ consideration of them.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.