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Campbell Soup To Label Products Containing GMOs, Supports Mandatory Labeling

By Chris Morran Consumerist January 8, 2016   Campbell Soup To Label Products Containing GMOs, Supports Mandatory Labeling     While some large food producers contend that mandatory labeling of products containing genetically modified or genetically engineered ingredients would be a burdensome and unnecessary requirement, the folks at Campbell Soup Company have decided to not only […]

This is how Campbell’s GMO-containing are labeled in Vermont. The language used on its eventual nationwide label may end up being different.

Farm Animals Can Get Over-The-Counter Antibiotics That Humans Need A Prescription For

By Chris Morran Consumerist December 20, 2015   Farm Animals Can Get Over-The-Counter Antibiotics That Humans Need A Prescription For   (Adam Fagen)   If you get sick and need an antibiotic, you’ll also need a prescription because these medically important drugs shouldn’t be used willy-nilly. But if you’re a cow, pig, chicken, or fish, […]

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FDA’s Voluntary Guidance Failing To Curb Antibiotic Overuse In Farm Animals

By Chris Morran Consumerist December 11, 2015   FDA’s Voluntary Guidance Failing To Curb Antibiotic Overuse In Farm Animals     Two years ago, the Food and Drug Administration — after decades of delay — paid lip service to the idea of reducing the use of medically important antibiotics for growth-promotion in farm animals, by […]


Poll: 9-In-10 Americans Support GMO Labeling

By Chris Morran Consumerist December 2, 2015   Poll: 9-In-10 Americans Support GMO Labeling   (James Vaughn)   Last month, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever genetically engineered animal for sale as food in the U.S., but declared that this salmon would not need to carry any label identifying it as a genetically […]

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FDA Signs Off On Genetically Modified Salmon Without Labeling

By Chris Morran Consumerist November 20, 2015   FDA Signs Off On Genetically Modified Salmon Without Labeling     While genetically modified agricultural products have been used in the U.S. for quite some time, the Food and Drug Administration had yet to approve the food use of any genetically engineered (GE) animals — until today. This […]


The Pill Whose Price Went Up 5000%? It Costs 5 Cents in India.

By Alex Tabarrok Foundation for Economic Education September 30, 2015   The Pill Whose Price Went Up 5000%? It Costs 5 Cents in India.     The drug Daraprim was increased in price from $13.60 to $750, creating social outrage. I’ve been busy, but a few points are worth mentioning. The drug is a generic and not […]

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Jumping salmon at Murray's Cauld, Philiphaugh, Scottish Borders, Great Britain. (Photo: Walter Baxter/cc)

New Nationwide Push to Keep GE Salmon Out of Waters, Off of Shelves

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams September 1, 2015   New Nationwide Push to Keep GE Salmon Out of Waters, Off of Shelves Week of action targets Costco, one of the largest seafood retailers in the country     Food and environmental campaigners are determined to keep genetically-engineered (GE) salmon out of rivers and oceans and, at […]


Pharmaceutical Prices, Patents, and the FDA 1

By Timothy D. Terrell Mises.org August 18, 2015   Pharmaceutical Prices, Patents, and the FDA   In this article by economist Jeffrey Sachs, pharmaceutical company Gilead is taken to task for selling its hepatitis C cure, Sofosbuvir (sold as Sovaldi), at a price of $84,000 per course of treatment. Sachs says that the actual production cost […]

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A Killer-Diller: GMO Soy makes Formaldehyde in our Gut

By F. William Engdahl New Eastern Outlook July 28, 2015   A Killer-Diller: GMO Soy makes Formaldehyde in our Gut     Of course only very pathologically damaged mothers would ever knowingly feed their family formaldehyde. But that’s precisely what hundreds of millions of families are unknowingly doing around the world every day. A brilliant […]


Walmart To Require Meat Suppliers Provide Data On Antibiotics Use

By Chris Morran Consumerist May 23, 2015   Walmart To Require Meat Suppliers Provide Data On Antibiotics Use     Antibiotics used on farm animals account for more than 80% of all antibiotics sold in the U.S., and many of these drugs are medically important to the health of human beings. The overuse of antibiotics […]

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USDA Approves ‘Untested, Inherently Risky’ GMO Apple

By Katherine Paul Common Dreams February 15, 2015   USDA Approves ‘Untested, Inherently Risky’ GMO Apple     On Friday, February 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the first genetically engineered apple, despite hundreds of thousands of petitions asking the USDA to reject it.According an article in Politico, the USDA said the GMO […]


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US spends the most money on this drug … and no one knows how it works

Source RT   US spends the most money on this drug … and no one knows how it works     Americans spent over $7.5 billion on one drug over a one-year period ‒ more than any other medication. And yet no one knows how the powerful pill works. But that doesn’t keep Big Pharma […]


Who Owns You?

  Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com By Walter E. Williams June 10, 2014 Who Owns You?   Darcy Olsen, president of the Arizona-based Goldwater Institute, and Richard Garr, president of Neuralstem, a biotech company, wrote “Right to Try experimental drugs” in USA Today (5/28/2014). They pointed out that “this year, more than 5,000 Americans will lose their battle […]

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