Browsing the "Food and Drug Administration" Tag

Is the FDA Farm Antibiotics Ban Too Good To Be True?

April 6th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

For years, food purists, evangelists, activists, you name it, have been fighting to get the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce oversight into the mega-food industry. The concern that arose thirty-five years ago pertained to the dangerous misuse of antibiotics in food, which scientists feared would lead to drug resistance. Now, reports are saying the FDA might finally seal the deal -- banning antibiotics by court mandate. The ruling, issued by Judge Theodore H. Katz of the Southern District of New York, may make antibiotic use in livestock much less prevalent


FDA Hides Evidence That GMO Salmon Threaten Wild Salmon

November 12th, 2010 | by Heather Carr

When the FDA held hearings on AquaBounty's AquAdvantage GMO salmon earlier this year, they neglected to include a statement by other federal agencies indicating that raising the GMO salmon in open-ocean pens would violate the U.S. Endangered Species Act


Can Diet Coke Kill You?

September 28th, 2009 | by Zachary Shahan

According to a UK documentary, “Sweet Misery,” the National Cancer Institute identified a significant and impressive increase in brain cancer [&hellip


Cheerios Are a Drug, Man

May 28th, 2009 | by Cate Nelson

In one more laughable act, the FDA recently sent a warning letter to popular cereal maker General Mills to discuss [&hellip



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