Student Sustainability Collective: Public Health

What’s going on here is basically a con game to suggest otherwise. What do con men do? They normally try to change their name. The FDA has thankfully stopped that.

— Sugar Association lawyer Dan Callister • Praising the Food and Drug Administration’s rejection of an attempt by the Corn Refiners Association to rename the recently-controversial “high fructose corn syrup” to something a tad less innocuous — “corn sugar” to be specific. Let’s face it — when giant agricultural industry groups fight in public, everyone wins. (via shortformblog)

With one decision, the FDA can begin to rid food packaging of BPA for good

The federal Food and Drug Administration will announce its decision on whether to ban bisphenol A from food packaging by next weekend! Environmental Working Group, our supporters and many like-minded organizations have been fighting for this moment for years. But for just as long, the food and chemical industries - and their lobbyists - have been striving to make sure it never comes.

The food and chemical industries are so nervous about the FDA’s upcoming decision that one sympathizer went as far as to write and publish an outrageous fake strategy memo - purportedly from the environmental community - claiming that this potent synthetic estrogen is safe.

Let’s make sure that we get the last word! More than 79,000 EWG supporters have already sent their message to the FDA - but we need your help to reach our goal of 100,000 messages sent.

The FDA needs to hear from us right now - before it makes up its mind - that we want BPA out of our food packaging.

Click here to send your message to the FDA today. We want safe, healthy food.

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