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43 Scientists, Researchers Call on Price, Gottlieb to Keep Nutrition Facts Deadline


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43 Scientists, Researchers Call on Price, Gottlieb to Keep Nutrition Facts Deadline

More than 40 scientists and researchers from across the country have calledon Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to maintain the July 2018 compliance date for the updated Nutrition Facts label. Food industry trade groups have mounted a fierce lobbying campaign to delay the label until May 2021.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Senate Committee Passes “Filthy Food Act”


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Senate Committee Passes “Filthy Food Act”

The so-called Regulatory Accountability Act, sponsored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), would make it nearly impossible for federal agencies to protect our health and safety moving forward.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Senate Committee Passes “Filthy Food Act”


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Senate Committee Passes “Filthy Food Act”

The so-called Regulatory Accountability Act, sponsored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), would make it nearly impossible for federal agencies to protect our health and safety moving forward.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Sodium Levels Vary Widely in Bread


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Sodium Levels Vary Widely in Bread

Many Americans do not realize that bread is the top source of sodium in the American diet. This latest edition of the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s “Salt Assault” found widely varying amounts of sodium among brands of 100% whole wheat and white breads. For instance, Whole Foods’ Organic 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread has an astounding two-and-a-half times as much sodium per 100 grams as Target’s Simply Balanced 100% Organic Whole Wheat Bread. In fact, when it comes to sodium, eating one slice of the Whole Foods’ bread is like eating 22 potato chips.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Biotech Blog: USDA Should Establish a Science-Based Regulatory System to Address Genetically Engineered and Gene-Edited Crops


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Biotech Blog: USDA Should Establish a Science-Based Regulatory System to Address Genetically Engineered and Gene-Edited Crops

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been regulating genetically engineered (GE) crops to ensure that they are not harmful to our agricultural system for over 20 years. USDA regulates those crops based primarily on the technique used to introduce the new gene, and its oversight is not proportional to the potential risk of the introduced trait. More recently, it has applied that same system to gene-edited crops. Instead, USDA needs to establish a science-based regulatory system for both GE and gene-edited crops, in which the degree of oversight, if any, is determined by the potential risk of the engineered or edited crop’s new characteristic.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

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