Latest Center for Science in the Public Interest Stories

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.

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.

2010-07-01 08:00:00

GREENFIELD, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a call from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to ban synthetic dyes to color foods, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) today reminded consumers that they can already avoid such dyes in the marketplace by choosing to purchase organic foods. CSPI's latest report entitled "Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks" outlines health concerns posed by the nine currently approved dyes used on conventionally produced foods...

2010-06-24 11:15:00

The Center for Science in the Public Interest threatened to file a lawsuit against McDonald's earlier this week, alleging that the fast food chain "unfairly and deceptively" markets Happy Meal toys for children.

2010-05-27 13:23:40

Scientists have found that most food manufacturers and restaurants did not just swap one bad ingredient for another when they trimmed artery-clogging trans fats from products and menus.

2010-05-25 14:47:40

A group that encourages healthy food said on Tuesday that laws requiring US restaurant chains to list calorie counts have not stopped them from offering unhealthy meals that pack in calories, fat and salt.

2010-05-20 10:40:00

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Xtreme Eating Awards for 2010 will be announced at a press conference in Washington on Tuesday, May 25.

2010-04-20 10:50:00

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently working on a new plan that will reduce the amount of salt consumed each day.

2010-03-24 14:44:35

The national cost of foodborne illness has been estimated at the astronomical sum of $152 billion annually, but the information on who is getting sick and what is causing those illnesses is part of a state-by-state surveillance system that shows mixed results around the country, raising important new questions about how to improve state outbreak reporting.

Word of the Day
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".