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Cancer warning labels sought for processed meat and poultry

A nine-page petition filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest asks the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to begin requiring colorectal cancer warning labels on certain meat and poultry products. The petition claims “scientific research has led to the conclusion that processed meat and poultry increases the risk… Continue Reading

The man behind ‘Nutrition Facts’ is leaving CSPI’s top job

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Michael F. Jacobson will move from being the executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest to chief scientist, beginning in September 2017. He has co-directed or directed the nonprofit nutrition and food safety watchdog group since its founding in 1971. Jacobson will remain on the group’s board of directors as it conducts… Continue Reading

Michael Jacobson Wins Foundation Hero Award

Co-founder and executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Michael F. Jacobson, received the 2010 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation Hero Award this week. The CDC Foundation honored Jacobson for his, “instrumental role in improving public health by championing science-based nutrition and food safety initiatives, empowering consumers to make… Continue Reading