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FDA labels “gluten-free”

November 26, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued the first standards for what food companies can label as “gluten-free.” Until now, manufacturers have been able to use their own discretion as to how much gluten they include. Gluten-free products will have to contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten. […]

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GE salmon: a precedent-setting approval

March 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Despite some 400,000 public comments opposing genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on December 26, 2012, that it is prepared to give transgenic salmon its final stamp of approval. The FDA issued a positive environmental assessment and a preliminary “finding of no significant impact.” The public […]

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Most Americans are unhappy with FDA

September 23, 2012

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According to an April 2007 survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, most U.S. citizens are extremely dissatisfied with the Food and Drug Administration. A telephone survey of 1,026 American adults revealed that they felt the FDA to be alarmingly out of touch with the concerns of the American people. Some of the most […]

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