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    Health Care Overhaul

    This was the third in a series of roundtable hearings intended to bring health care policy and industry experts together to inform the development of comprehensive health care reform…

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    Food Labeling and Safety

    Michael Jacobson talked about the issues of food labeling and the labeling of products as what they’re advertised to be, and food safety. He also responded to telephone calls and…

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    All Consuming Images

    Prof. Ewen spoke about the roots of America’s consumer-based society. He talked about how human relationships and desires are shaped by the need to consume. How the…

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    Obesity and Dietary Guidelines

    Witnesses testified about obesity in America and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines. Topics included suggested changes in federal guidelines, public education,…

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    Olestra Concerns

    Mr. Jacobson and others briefed reporters on the health problems related to ingestion of Olestra, a new pseudo fat product made by Proctor and Gamble. They argued that the FDA…

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    Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    Scientists talked about the misuse of antibiotics against germs. They released a report calling for action against this trend and answered questions from the media following their…

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    Snack Foods in Schools

    The guests discussed the role of vending-machine food in the overall food programs offered at schools. They also talked about the possibility of vending machines dispensing healthy…

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    FDA Approval Process Part 2

    Witnesses testified about three bills designed to accelerate the FDA approval process for both food and drugs. Key points in the proposals included allowing firms seeking approval to…

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    Nutrition and Obesity: Responding as a Nation

    Panelists talked about the nation’s response to the growing problem of obesity. They also proposed initiatives and other changes designed to address the issue. Ms. Fox…

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    Federal Food Safety Guidelines

    Witnesses testified about potential threats to the food supply from terrorist organizations and about measures and guidelines to ensure the future safety of the food supply.

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    Genetically Engineered Crop Use

    Participants talked about the benefits and risks of using genetically engineered crops to produce pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals. Among the topics they addressed were the…

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    Consumer, Industry, and Regulator Perspectives

    Participants talked about how governments control and regulate products found or suspected to be unsafe, and particularly unsafe for children. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Food Labeling

    Health experts announced that they would petition the Food and Drug Administration to require new labeling on foods which contained added sugar. They also talked about the dangers,…

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    New Food Labeling Regulations

    David Kessler, the administrator of the Food and Drug Administration, called a news conference to discuss the implementation of the new Food and Drug Administration regulations mandating…

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    The Media and Public Health

    Panelists discussed news media coverage of public health concerns. They examined issues such as what types of health stories the media carried and how they should report risks to the…

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    Online Marketing and Advertising

    Participants briefed reporters on online marketing and advertising practices which companies use to target children. They talked about the dangers of online services to children by…

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    Food Safety and Nutrition Issues

    This forum includes discussion by Agriculture Department Food and Nutrition officials, industry, and academic experts about these issues in the United States today. Mr. Braley…

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    Caffeine Labeling

    Scientists and consumer advocates briefed reporters on the creation of a petition that will be delivered to the Food and Drug Administration asking for improved warning labels on products…

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