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2014-02-19 12:28:55

Advisory: Nutrition Facts 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from consumer groups, industry, and the designer of the original Nutrition Facts label will discuss how the label might be revised to help Americans select healthier diets. The discussion is hosted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit nutrition and food safety advocacy group that lobbied for passage of the law requiring Nutrition Facts on packaged foods. Who:...

Long John Silver Worst Meal In America
2013-07-02 15:31:00

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While most fishermen are admired for reeling in the big catch, restaurant chain Long John Silver's is under scrutiny for its new menu item: Wild-Caught Haddock. The lobbying group Center for Science in the Public Interest calls the chain's "Big Catch" menu item the "worst restaurant meal in America." The non-profit group conducted its own lab tests that revealed Long John Silver's Big Catch meal - which includes a piece of fried...

2013-05-03 23:04:54

Monmouth College's Center for Science and Business was designed to integrate the science and business disciplines for innovative teaching and learning opportunities. A $40 million project, the building will be formally dedicated on Friday, May 10. Monmouth, Illinois (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 At the heart of the picturesque, 106-year-old campus of Monmouth College is the new $40 million Center for Science and Business, a 138,000-sq.-ft. building that integrates science and business in a way that...

2013-02-20 12:27:03

Letter to Treasury Secretary-Designate Jack Lew Cites Recent Federal Trade Commission Order as Setting the Stage for Final Action WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than thirty years after first urging the federal government to require meaningful labeling on alcoholic beverages, a coalition of consumer advocacy and public interest groups is appealing to incoming Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to make 2013 the year in which the Treasury Department issues final rules...

2013-01-14 12:25:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Xtreme Eating Awards--given occasionally by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest to chain-restaurant meals staggeringly high in calories, saturated fat, sodium, and/or sugar--will be published in the January/February edition of the group's Nutrition Action Healthletter. Experts from CSPI will be available by appointment to discuss the findings in CSPI's offices in Washington on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Please...

Caffeinated Cracker Jacks Are All Jack'd Up
2012-11-16 12:02:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Perhaps the Mayans were right. After all, in just 2 days we´ve heard that Twinkies (once thought to be able to outlast the apocalypse) will soon cease to exist and Cracker Jacks will soon be available in a caffeinated coffee version. Frito-Lay, maker of the iconic and American favorite announced yesterday that they´d be rolling out a new line of Cracker Jacks called “Cracker Jack´d.” New flavors...

2012-10-19 15:23:03

Second Annual Food Day is Wednesday, October 24 WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food Day, the nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, will feature thousands of events in all 50 states. Coordinated by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and led by a diverse advisory board of food movement thought leaders, Food Day is a great opportunity for the news media to cover food-related issues such as...

2012-10-10 11:24:23

Features Original Song by Jason Mraz WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest is escalating its longstanding campaign to reduce the consumption of soda and other sugary drinks today with the release of an animated short film exposing the drinks' unhappy health consequences. The Real Bears tells the story of a family of polar bears who, even in their distant Arctic environment, are not immune from sunny marketing messages from...

Cancer Causing Chemical Prevalent In Pepsi And Coke Products
2012-03-07 08:26:01

Popular soft-drink products contain levels of a chemical that is a known animal carcinogen, according to new chemical analyses. The chemical 4-methylimidazole (4-MI) was found in Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Diet Coke, and Diet Pepsi after an analyses by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). CSPI said the carcinogen forms when ammonia or ammonia and sulfates are used to manufacture the "caramel coloring" that gives sodas their distinctive brown colors. The organization...

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....