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2009-01-15 16:16:09

The consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) announced on Thursday that it had filed a class action lawsuit against Coca-Cola Co., saying the company is making deceptive health claims about its Vitaminwater products. The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, and comes just weeks after regulators warned the company about its marketing practices. In a suit the world's largest soft drink maker called "ridiculous",...

2008-08-30 00:00:21

A non-profit food advocacy group says it wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require additional tests for a new beverage sweetener. In a letter to the FDA, the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington says the agency should require additional tests, including a key animal study, before accepting rebiana as Generally Regarded as Safe, or GRAS. A 26-page report by toxicologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, says that several, though not all,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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