If you are eating “animal-free” dairy or meat products that taste nearly identical to a traditional animal product, you should be asking plenty of questions. And more often than not, what you will discover is that these foods are anything but “natural.” Aware of what consumers may find out and not wanting to make the same PR mistake twice, the GMO industry has intentionally introduced sophisticated and deceptive names such as synthetic biology, cultured meat, gene editing, precision fermentation and cellular-based seafood. Read more.
Get Informed on Issues Related to Chemicals
The EPA recently announced a proposal to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), two of the most widely used PFAS chemicals, as hazardous substances. This action is meant to spur the cleanup of dozens of sites where these chemicals have been dumped. It includes reporting requirements so communities can take steps to reduce exposures to these substances. Being listed as hazardous substances by the EPA makes it easier for the government to compel polluters to foot the bill for cleaning up contaminated sites. Read more.
When a soil-dwelling species, Caenorhabditis elegans, was exposed to highly diluted samples of Roundup – 300 times lower than the lowest concentration recommended for consumer use – researchers found the herbicide elicited prolonged paroxysms. Read more.
As tattoos continue to increase in popularity worldwide among people of all ages, the European Commission has started to “crack down” on harmful ingredients in ink. Can Americans count on U.S. regulatory agencies to do the same? Read more.
For almost 30 years, OCA and our predecessor organization, the Pure Food Campaign, have been educating consumers and farmers about the hazards of genetically engineered (GE) foods and crops, calling special attention to the fact that these “Frankenfoods” and crops are always accompanied by and contaminated with toxic pesticides and chemicals (such as Bayer/Monsanto’s Roundup/Glyphosate, and Syngenta/ChemChina’s neonicotinoids). Read more.
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An unlikely pesticide alternative shows how effective working with, rather than against, nature can be. A recent study found that, under certain conditions, ants can be more effective than pesticides at pest control and increasing crop yields over time. This is exactly the kind of practice we should be thinking about more seriously to reduce our need for dumping toxic chemicals on plants—a practice which is helping to drive the chronic disease epidemic. Read more.
Some have hailed the bill as the greatest US investment to date addressing the climate crisis. But Center for Food Safety’s executive director Andrew Kimbrell said that not only will it fail to mitigate the catastrophic effects of industrial agriculture on the climate, but it allocates potentially billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies to the cultivation of GM crops. Read more.
Society is now celebrating people who say they have mental health issues. Athletes who “come forward” with their confessions are heroes. So let me be clear. “Mental health issues” is a PRODUCT. It’s being sold like SUVs, cereal, beer, skin care lotions. Read more.
Many cosmetic and personal care products contain talc, which has been linked to cancer. Here’s how you can protect yourself. Action Alert! Recently, Johnson & Johnson announced it would stop selling talc-based baby powder globally; following a 2020 decision by the company to stop selling these products in the US and Canada. This stems from thousands of people suing J&J, alleging that their talc-based powder products caused cancer. Read more.