Are Antibacterial Products Safe? FDA Set to Review Triclosan

Are Antibacterial Products Safe? FDA Set to Review Triclosan

The FDA has been urged to settle a 40-year-old review of the antibacterial chemical triclosan. Nixon was president when Congress first tasked the FDA to develop guidelines for common antibacterials used in consumer products, but the agency never finalized its draft guidelines. As a result, triclosan was not pulled from existing product ingredients, and was… Read more »

Ask Food Retailers to Reject GMO Fish

Ask Food Retailers to Reject GMO Fish

The FDA has set in motion the approval of the first food from a genetically engineered animal when it released its environmental assessment (EA) of AquaBounty’s “AquAdvantage” transgenic salmon. During its required 60-day public comment period, the FDA has already received an earful from consumers who don’t want genetically engineered (GE) salmon – dubbed “frankenfish”… Read more »

Tell the FDA: Just Label It, and Demand Your Right to Know about GMO Foods

Tell the FDA: Just Label It, and Demand Your Right to Know about GMO Foods

From the team at the Environmental Working Group, Just Label It is a petition to the FDA to label GMO foods. EWG says, “Genetically engineered foods are appearing on supermarket shelves with increasing frequency. More than 80 percent of crops like corn and soy are genetically engineered. Some 60 to 70 percent of processed foods… Read more »

Warning: Artificial Food Dyes May Be Linked to Hyperactivity

Warning: Artificial Food Dyes May Be Linked to Hyperactivity

A new study by the US government suggests that artificial food dyes, while not a cause of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, may worsen the condition in some children. While the food industry insists that “the safety of artificial colors has been affirmed through extensive review,” an FDA panel will vote next week on whether foods… Read more »