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FDA testing finds weed killer residue in honey, instant oatmeal

EPA calls glyphosate 'unlikely to be carcinogenic'; comments due by Oct. 17

Testing for glyphosate residue at a U.S. Food and Drug Administration laboratory in Atlanta has found up to 1.67 parts per million (ppm) in certain instant oatmeal cereals and up to 121 nanograms per gram (ng/g) in samples of honey. Glyphosate is a widely used and controversial herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. It was… Continue Reading

Coca-Cola to Stop Adding Controversial Drink Ingredient

Coca-Cola is removing brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from its drinks, reports the Associated Press. The company said it will remove the controversial ingredient from all of its drinks that contain it, including Powerade sports drinks and some flavors of Fanta. In 2012, Mississippi teenager Sarah Kavanagh launched a petition on Change.org to have BVO removed… Continue Reading

Trade Group, Biotech Giants Spending Big Bucks to Stop GE Labeling in WA


This editorial was originally published on Sept. 17, 2013, by the Center for Food Safety. The nation’s largest food makers’ trade group, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), is donating big money to oppose I-522, but on whose behalf? Even if you haven’t heard of the GMA, you know its members: the nation’s largest food makers… Continue Reading

Sodas Contain Animal Carcinogen, Study Finds

Today’s leading cola beverages contain high levels of a substance linked to cancer in animals, according to new research.  An independent study commissioned by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) uncovered  4-methylimidazole, or 4-MI, in Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi and Diet Pepsi at levels 4.8 times greater than those allowed in beverages… Continue Reading

PepsiCo Wants to ‘Scare the Crap’ Out of Your Kids

PepsiCo has long been my poster child for food corporations whose actions speak louder than words when to comes to responsible marketing. CEO Indra Nooyi loves to tout the company’s “Performance with Purpose” and show off the company’s “good-for-you” foods that it gets to define. Most don’t realize that PepsiCo is the nation’s largest food… Continue Reading

China Rejects OJ, Other Imports

China rejected the importation of 37.8 tons of frozen orange juice concentrate from PepsiCo Inc. after the product failed quality inspections for containing high levels of yeast. According to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China, the juice, shipped from PepsiCo’s Guangzhou arm in Brazil, failed Chinese inspections in July. Tuesday… Continue Reading