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2012-03-06 10:12:00

CSPI To Release White Paper on Outbreaks from Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future will lead discussions among scientific experts on the inappropriate use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. CSPI will release a white paper analyzing 38 outbreaks of foodborne illness linked to pathogens that exhibited antibiotic resistance....

2012-03-05 13:07:00

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a release issued today by the Center for Science in the Public Interest regarding the safety of 4-MEI, which forms in foods such as caramel (which adds color and flavor to many foods and beverages) during the heating, roasting or cooking process: "This is nothing more than CSPI scare tactics, and their claims are outrageous. The science simply does not show that 4-MEI in foods or beverages is a threat to human...

2011-10-24 13:44:00

Observations Include an "Eat In" in Times Square; a Festival in Savannah, GA; an Open House at the National Archives; and Events in Schools, Churches, Campuses, and Homes NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a diverse range of organizations, public officials, and Americans from all walks of life are celebrating Food Day--a nationwide grassroots mobilization that encourages Americans to eat healthy, delicious food grown in a sustainable and humane way and to advocate...

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2011-07-20 08:40:00

Several food dishes served up by some of America's favorite eateries are among the top offenders in a health advocacy group's report of menu items featuring over-the-top contents of sodium, fat and calories. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) unveiled the group of "honorees" in the Nutrition Action Healthletter on Tuesday. Some of the worst offenders include burgers topped with pork belly and fried eggs and meatballs stuffed with provolone, and also include such popular...

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2011-06-22 14:00:00

A spokesman said Tuesday that fast-food chain Jack in the Box pulled toys from the kids' meals. According to Reuters, the move comes after fast-food companies are under pressure to stop using toys to market children's meals that are high in calories, sugar, fat and salt. Lawmakers in San Francisco and nearby Santa Clara County passed laws that will require kids' meals to meet certain nutritional standards before they can add toys to the mix. "While we've been aware of efforts to ban the...

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2011-04-29 06:05:00

The Obama administration Thursday called for food companies to cut back on their aggressive advertising of junk foods to children, saying the marketing campaigns contribute to a serious health crisis in America's younger generation. The administration issued proposed voluntary principles which would replace current children's food advertising with advertising for foods that "make a meaningful contribution to a healthful diet" and minimize ingredients that could have a negative impact on...

2011-04-05 12:06:00

Thousands of Events on October 24 Will Encourage Americans to 'Eat Real' WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many of the most prominent voices for change in the food movement and a growing number of health, hunger, and sustainable agriculture groups today announced plans for Food Day--a nationwide campaign to change the way Americans eat and think about food. Organized by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day will encourage people around the country to...

2011-02-16 15:03:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JunkScience.com responded today to the claim by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) that the caramel coloring used in Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other foods is contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals. CSPI's claim is based on studies in which laboratory rats were given extremely high doses of 2-methylimidazole (2-MI) and 4-methylimidazole (4-MI). But such studies are entirely unreliable indicators of cancer-causing affects...

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2011-01-26 07:44:23

American grocers joined forces with food and beverage producers to unveil a new system on Monday for placing nutritional information on packages ahead of plans from US regulators, who have pushed for clear and accurate labels to help fight the growing obesity epidemic in the United States. The front-of-package labeling move by industry leaders caught the attention of critics, who questioned the move, saying it appeared to be an attempt to dodge federal regulators and to distract consumers...

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2010-12-16 12:25:00

A California mother is pursuing a class-action lawsuit against McDonald's, claiming that the fast-food chain is luring kids into eating unhealthy food. Monet Parham is the frontrunner of this lawsuit backed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), aimed at stopping McDonald's use of toys in marketing its Happy Meals for small children. CSPI says that such marketing illegally exploits children, and Parham says that the main reason her six-year-old daughter asks to go to...