May 4th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
After what many concerned consumers, health and environmental advocates labeled a major victory, California must now remove BPA (bisphenol-A) from its list of chemicals known to cause reproductive issues.
Read More:California Must Delist BPA as Reproductive Toxin from Prop 65 List
April 15th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
BPA (bisphenol-A), the controversial chemical used in hardening plastic commonly found in a variety of plastics, aluminum can liners, baby bottles and even register receipts, is now considered a reproductive toxin by the state of California.
Read More:California Adds BPA to Proposition 65 Toxic Chemicals List
April 3rd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Facing rising feed costs, drought and high state taxes, farming is becoming increasingly more difficult for California’s dairy farmers, and some are being courted to leave the state, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Read More:California Dairy Farmers Migrating to Cheaper States
March 6th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
California Governor Jerry Brown is facing a lawsuit from a coalition of chemical companies attempting to stop the inclusion of BPA (bisphenol-A) in the state’s list of substances known to cause birth defects.
Read More:Chemical Companies Sue California Over “Blacklisting” BPA
January 31st, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
California is leading the way in regulations on the controversial substance BPA (bisphenol-A) with an announcement last week that it will declare it a reproductive hazard.
Read More:BPA to Be Classified a ‘Reproductive Hazard’ in California
January 10th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
On January 1, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Homemade Food Act, making it the latest state—and largest—with a cottage food law, allowing foods and beverages prepared in home kitchens to be sold for profit. The Homemade Food Act (PDF) comes when many Californians are still struggling with unemployment or low-wage jobs, [...]
Read More:Start Your Ovens: California Homemade Food Act In Effect
December 5th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
After more than a year of controversy and legal battles, a California Superior Court has ordered GIB, LLC, manufacturers of Brazilian Blowout—the popular hair-straightening salon product—to be pulled from the market within the next 30 days for violations of California air quality laws.
Read More:California Gives it to Brazilian Blowout Straight: Reformulate or Remove Products
November 7th, 2012 - Lacy
California officials have announced that Proposition 37, which would have required the labeling of GMO ingredients on all foods, has been defeated 53–47 percent.
Read More:Prop 37 Defeated in California
November 1st, 2012 - Lacy
In the last stretch of the race to pass Proposition 37, which would require labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms in California, several big new players have stepped up to endorse and financially support the effort to pass the measure.
Read More:Major Natural Food Brands Donate to California’s Prop 37 in Final Days Before Vote
October 30th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
With the 2012 election less than two weeks away, many California voters are focusing their attention on Proposition 37, which if passes, will require mandatory labeling on foods sold in the state that contain genetically modified organisms.
Read More:Organic Brands Say California’s GMO Labeling Law Won’t Affect Food Prices