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  • Group Releases Report on Risky Meat Products
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    Report on the Safety of Meat

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest released a food safety report that rates meat and poultry products on the frequency and severity of illnesses they cause. The study found that…

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  • Tracking Contaminated Food
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    Tracking Contaminated Food

    Food safety advocates called on the Food and Drug Administration to implement emergency regulations that would require growers and packers of fruits and vegetables to adopt existing…

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  • School Food
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    School Food

    The panelists discussed national and local efforts to improve the nutritional quality of foods available to children in schools. Allison Aubrey moderated. Topics included childhood obesity,…

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  • Genetically Engineered Crop Use
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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 science…

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  • Food Labeling
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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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  • AntibioticResistant Bacteria
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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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  • Caffeine Labeling
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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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  • Olestra Concerns
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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 made a…

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  • Alcohol Advertising
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    Alcohol Advertising

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest announced a petition by a number of groups urging the Federal Trade Commission to outlaw youth oriented alcohol advertising. The petitioners…

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