December 21st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, the Grammy-award winning pop star and wife of rapper/mogul, Jay-Z, has come under attack for her recently announced endorsement partnership with Pepsi-Cola.
Read More:‘All The Single, Obese, Diabetic Ladies?’ Beyoncé’s Pepsi Endorsment Spurs Outrage
May 27th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Citing a failure by the FDA to address the link between an overuse of antibiotics in livestock and the rise in antibiotic resistant infections in humans has led to a lawsuit filed against the agency by several environmental and animal interest groups.
Read More:Too Many Antibiotics in Your Meat Lands the FDA in Court
February 18th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has submitted another blow to the soda industry in a petition with the FDA to ban ingredients commonly known as “caramel coloring” found in many sodas and snack food items due to the increased risk of cancer caused by these colorants.
Read More:Artificial Caramel Coloring in Soft Drinks Linked to Cancer, FDA Petitioned
December 16th, 2010 - Jill Ettinger
In 1976, M&M candies discontinued their “Red M” amidst concerns over the potentially fatal risk of red food coloring that contained amaranth (in FD&C Red #2), suspected as being cancer-causing. Though M&M did not use this dye in the product pulled from store shelves, fears about red-dyed foods were so heightened, the red-colored candy did not return for more than a decade.
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