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FDA bans 3 chemicals used in food packaging

You know the lining that keeps food packaging from taking on grease from food? Well, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, and now the FDA, those chemicals are harmful to human health. The FDA this week banned 3 chemicals in food packaging it had previously approved. PFCs, or perchlorate, are in our food and […]

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FDA Gives "Guidance" to Factory Farms and Drug Companies about Antibiotics

Today, the FDA announced it will ask livestock producers, drug companies, and veterinarians to limit their use of antibiotics to promote growth in food producing animals, according to the LA Times and other news sources. Why?  As I have written about here before, as part of the group Moms for Antibiotic Awareness, more antibiotics are […]

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FDA Fails to Ban BPA in Food Packaging (NRDC and Non-Toxic Kids Readers React)

The Food and Drug Administration said yesterday, March 30th 2012, it would allow bisphenol A (BPA) to remain in food packaging, an action that keeps the hormone-disrupting chemical linked to cancer, obesity and a host of other health problems in the food supply. The FDA rejected a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council, while […]

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