July 28th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Last week, the EPA announced new regulations on use of the fungicide, chlorpyrifos, a known toxin commonly used on potato crops. The new ruling will lower the allowable applications and the restrictions will be on product labels later this year, the agency reports in a statement released on the EPA website.
Read More:EPA Restricts Use of Potato Fungicide, Dismisses Petition for All-Out Ban
June 22nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) announced earlier this week that they’ve filed a Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit against the FDA claiming that the agency failed to disclose documents that could prove a significant human health risk exists when consuming animal products that contain high levels of antibiotics, which are routinely fed to livestock animals.
Read More:What Is The FDA NOT Telling Us About Antibiotics in Livestock Feed?
June 6th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Intensity over the issue of antibiotic use in animal feed has been heating up over just how much the government should intervene. And a recent ruling by a federal court has crystallized the severity, ordering the FDA to take further action in efforts to protect public health from the repercussions of excessive antibiotic use. The overuse of antibiotics has led to a growing number of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and concerns about effective use of the drugs to treat serious human health issues.
Read More:Prove They’re Safe Or Stop Using Them: Court Orders Major FDA Action on Antibiotics in Livestock Feed
April 13th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) did not have a good week. After news that the FDA dismissed a federal court ruling that the agency needed to enforce viable options for dealing with antibiotic resistant pathogens resulting from the overuse of antibiotics in livestock feed, word came that the EPA denied the organization’s petition to ban the chemical 2,4-D.
After news that the FDA dismissed a federal court ruling that the agency needed to enforce viable options for dealing with antibiotic resistant pathogens resulting from the overuse of antibiotics in livestock feed, word came that the EPA denied the organization’s petition to ban the chemical 2,4-D.
Read More:Agent Orange 2.0? Why Won’t The EPA Ban Toxic 2,4-D?
April 12th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
After filing a lawsuit last year aimed at forcing action over excessive antibiotic use in livestock production, the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) has called the agency’s recommendations an “ineffective response” for dealing with the alarming rise in antibiotic resistance, according to a statement released by the non-profit organization.
Read More:Outrage Flies Over FDA ‘Guidelines’ to Control Antibiotic Resistance
March 23rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
With more than 80 percent of the nation’s antibiotic supply now going into feed for animals raised as food, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are rapidly threatening human health, and it’s an issue that can no longer be ignored by the FDA, ruled a federal court judge earlier today.
Read More:Federal Court Rules FDA Must Investigate Antibiotic Overuse in Livestock
February 25th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
On February 23rd, the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) filed a lawsuit against the EPA seeking to force the government agency to consider a petition aimed at banning a common toxic pesticide ingredient that is best known for its use in Agent Orange.
Read More:NRDC Seeing Red Over Agent Orange, Sues EPA
October 19th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives by researches from the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) includes some shocking information in the wake of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The research concludes that the FDA underestimated the cancer risk possible from eating seafood where cancer-causing contaminants may have accumulated.
Read More:FDA Oversight Approved Cancer-Causing Fish Post BP Oil Spill
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