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Organic Consumers Association Newsletter: Wat the FDA hid from you

ESSAY OF THE WEEK Resisting the Truth The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has known for more than 12 years (36 years, by some accounts) that the

Do you know which foods are genetically engineered?

Do you know which foods are genetically engineered?   Do you know which supermarket foods are genetically engineered?Download our free Guide or get it for your iPhone ...
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Fluoride Newly Identified as Dangerous to Brains

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fluoride joins lead, arsenic, methylmercury, toluene, tetrachloroethylene, and other chemicals known to cause harm to brains, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Fluoride ...
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Toxin in seafood causes kidney damage in mice at levels considered safe for consumption (PR)

Contact: Tracy Hamptonthampton@nasw.orgAmerican Society of Nephrology Toxin in seafood causes kidney damage in mice at levels considered safe for consumption FDA may need to reconsider what levels ...
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Smithsonian reports GMO soybean pollen threatens Mexican honey sales (PR)

Contact: Beth Kingkingb@si.edu202-633-4700 x28216Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Smithsonian reports GMO soybean pollen threatens Mexican honey sales Mexico is the fourth largest honey producer and fifth largest honey ...
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Liver tumors found in mice exposed to BPA (PR)

Contact: Laurel Thomas Gnageyltgnagey@umich.edu734-647-1841University of Michigan  Liver tumors found in mice exposed to BPA ANN ARBOR—In one of the first studies to show a significant association between ...
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House Passes Farm Bill -- Vote Coming in Senate

  JANUARY 30, 2014 Dear Readers:    On Monday, the Conference Committee on the Agricultural Act of 2014 released the final compromise language for the legislation, also known as the “Farm ...
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Exposure to pesticides results in smaller worker bees (PR)

Contact: Paul Teedpaul.teed@rhul.ac.uk01-784-443-967Royal Holloway, University of London  Exposure to pesticides results in smaller worker bees Exposure to a widely used pesticide causes worker bumblebees to grow less ...
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Fluoridation: Dirty Politics in New Zealand

DECEMBER 28, 2013 Dear Readers:  Before we get to Mary Byrne’s annual report from New Zealand, here is an update on our fundraiser. Yesterday we raised a ...
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Cinnamon you use may contain toxic chemical coumarin

Many food consumers may not be aware that there are a few types of cinnamon.  Among them, cassia cinnamon or Cinnamomum cassia contains a toxic ...
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