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USDA Abandons Plan to Test for Glyphosate Residue in Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has quietly abandoned its' plan to start testing food for glyphosate residue. The chemical is the active ingredient in Roundup herbicides--the world's most widely used weed killer. 
Friday, April 07, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (112)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Aloe Vera Awarded $561,000 in Trial Costs

Aloe Vera Awarded $561,000 in Trial Costs

Dietary supplement manufacturer Aloe Vera, Inc. has been awarded $561,155 by a San Francisco Superior Court Judge following its defense verdict in a Proposition 65 enforcement action. The case was brought in 2011 by the Environmental Research Center (ERC), a San Diego-based citizen enforcement group.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2043)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Study Finds Glyphosate Residue in Several Common...

Study Finds Glyphosate Residue in Several Common...

A recent study conducted by a non-profit advocacy group has revealed the presence of glyphosate in a surprisingly wide variety of breakfast foods.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2039)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Plaintiff Seeks Supreme Court Help in Prodding...

A plaintiff suing fast food giants for allegedly exposing their customers to a carcinogen present in french fries without a Proposition 65 warning has asked the California Supreme Court to help move the stalled case forward.

The Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) is challenging an October 1, 2003 ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge George Wu to indefinitely suspend proceedings in the case. Wu put a hold on the lawsuit to await the results of a proposed work plan for the chemical acrylamide by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (see Prop 65 News, November 1, 2003).

The 2nd District Court of Appeal in November summarily denied the plaintiff’s request to vacate the stay and to order Wu to hear a summary judgment motion filed before the stay. CERT, which is represented by Los Angeles attorney Raphael Metzger, wants the high court to review that ruling.
Monday, February 09, 2004/Author: Dennis Pfaff/Number of views (949)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Lockyer Joins Fight Over FDA Bill

SAN FRANCISCO—A bill in Congress that would preempt state Proposition 65 warnings about dangerous chemicals in foods, ranging from bread to french fries, is drawing a strong rebuke from state Attorney General Bill Lockyer.        

In a letter to North Carolina Republican Rep. Richard Burr, Lockyer called efforts to override California’s pioneering consumer health initiative "bad federalism, bad science and bad public policy."        

Burr’s bill, the "National Uniformity for Food Act of 2003," would trump virtually all applications of Proposition 65 requirements for processed foods. The bill comes amid growing food industry concern over a movement in California to require cautionary statements on a huge variety of products containing the cancer-causing chemical acrylamide.
Tuesday, October 14, 2003/Author: Dennis Pfaff/Number of views (304)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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