Our transportation system contributes to global warming because it is almost entirely powered by burning gasoline and diesel in vehicle engines. Second only to cars in terms of fuel consumption and carbon pollution in the transportation sector are heavy trucks,…
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Americans consume more processed and packaged food than just about anyone else in the world. Processed foods, many of which contain added sugar, preservatives, and chemical additives, are hard-wired into our food system, and make up the majority of the…
An exemption in a 1958 law intended for common food ingredients “generally recognized as safe” or “GRAS” has been stretched so most new chemicals pass through it: the loophole has swallowed the law.
In an increasingly global marketplace where many additives and foods are imported into the United States, this loophole calls into question whether the FDA is performing its duty to protect public health.
Consumers should demand that their grocery stores and their favorite brands sell only food products with ingredients that the FDA has found safe, and ask the FDA and Congress to make the necessary changes.
Tell the FDA: to prohibit conflicts of interest and to require manufacturers to inform the agency about its GRAS safety decisions.