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CSPI Urges Senators to Reject Dourson for Key EPA Office

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CSPI Urges Senators to Reject Dourson for Key EPA Office

President Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention has a long history of underestimating the health impacts of food chemicals, while accepting funding as a researcher, consultant, and expert witness for food companies, and should not be confirmed, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. The nonprofit watchdog group today urged Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), the committee’s ranking member, to reject the nomination of Michael Dourson.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Updated Nutrition Facts Labels Coming July 2019, Per Commissioner Gottlieb

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Updated Nutrition Facts Labels Coming July 2019, Per Commissioner Gottlieb

According to reporting by Politico, updated Nutrition Facts labels will apparently finally be mandatory on packaged foods by July of 2019. That’s a one-year delay for large companies and is the date already established for smaller companies. Given that some parties in the food industry were pushing for a longer, if not an indefinite, delay, this is relatively good news for consumers.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

National Academies Review of Dietary Guidelines Process Acknowledges its Strong Science Base, Recommends Greater Transparency

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National Academies Review of Dietary Guidelines Process Acknowledges its Strong Science Base, Recommends Greater Transparency

The National Academies’ report, “Redesigning the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” makes two critical points. First, while the process of evaluating scientific evidence could be strengthened, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are based on solid scientific methods. Second, improvements to make the process more transparent will bolster trust in the government’s advice to consumers.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.