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President Signs Law That Overturns Vermont GMO Labeling Rules, Replaces Them With Barcodes

By Chris Morran Consumerist July 29, 2016   President Signs Law That Overturns Vermont GMO Labeling Rules, Replaces Them With Barcodes     Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fast-tracked a controversial piece of legislation aimed at overturning and preempting state laws for labeling foods made with genetically modified ingredients. The Senate passed […]

President Signs Law That Overturns Vermont GMO Labeling Rules, Replaces Them With Barcodes

Worried About Prostate Cancer?

Worried About Prostate Cancer?

By Hunter Lewis LewRockwell.com June 13, 2016   Worried About Prostate Cancer?       My own recent experience with prostate cancer may be useful to you in sorting out the options. I am an investment, not a medical, professional. But for that very reason, I have no biases, no axe to grind, and above […]


FDA Defies Congress, Slips Money to Hospitals, and Stiffs Consumers

By Against Crony Capitalism May 10, 2016   FDA Defies Congress, Slips Money to Hospitals, and Stiffs Consumers     It is important for Americans to understand that the FDA is in partnership with industry. The two giants work together. What may appear to be some consumer friendly “reform” almost always ends up benefiting some […]

FDA Defies Congress, Slips Money to Hospitals, and Stiffs Consumers

Makers Of OxyContin Knew For Decades That Pain Pills Could Wear Off Early

Report: Makers Of OxyContin Knew For Decades That Pain Pills Could Wear Off Early

By Chris Morran Consumerist May 5, 2016   Report: Makers Of OxyContin Knew For Decades That Pain Pills Could Wear Off Early     When OxyContin hit pharmacies 20 years ago, its primary selling point was that a single dose of the opioid pain medication lasted 12 hours, “providing smooth and sustained pain control all […]


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 […]


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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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