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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.

 

The ABCs of GMO Disclosure in the United States

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The ABCs of GMO Disclosure in the United States

On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, establishing a nationwide standard for disclosing the presence of foods and ingredients from genetically engineered (GE) crops. What does the law require? What is meant by “disclosure”? When will the law take effect? What food products will need to disclose information to consumers?


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

CSPI Urges Senators to Reject Dourson for Key EPA Office

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CSPI Urges Senators to Reject Dourson for Key EPA Office

President Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention has a long history of underestimating the health impacts of food chemicals, while accepting funding as a researcher, consultant, and expert witness for food companies, and should not be confirmed, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. The nonprofit watchdog group today urged Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), the committee’s ranking member, to reject the nomination of Michael Dourson.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.