Latest Center for Science in the Public Interest Stories

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.

2010-03-24 07:10:00

A little-known provision in the recently passed health care reform bill will require restaurant chains to display caloric content of their food offerings on menus and outside of drive-thru windows.

2010-03-03 10:28:38

A new study by a former FDA economist estimates the total economic impact of foodborne illness across the nation to be a combined $152 billion annually.

2010-03-02 23:01:00

New Analysis, Interactive Online Map Highlight the Need to Modernize the Nation's Food-Safety System WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by a former U.S.

2009-11-20 13:45:00

A new US study showed that movie theater patrons who order a bag of popcorn or soft drink are consuming more calories than they may be aware of.

2009-11-12 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the next several weeks, the U. S. Senate has an historic opportunity to take a major step toward improving food safety for all Americans.

2009-10-01 09:27:00

Drug Giant Tries to Silence CSPI With Threat of Libel Suit WASHINGTON, Oct.

2009-08-01 06:40:00

Health officials from the CDC are discussing an option that would enact taxes on high-sugar soda drinks in order to encourage Americans to stay in shape.

2009-07-29 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight organizations were awarded the Pioneering Innovation Award today at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Weight of the Nation Conference in Washington, D.C.

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.