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Why You Should Consider Alternatives to Infant Rice Cereal

Source: Consumer Reports (February 17, 2022)

Two brands of infant rice cereal—Gerber and Earth’s Best—have lowered the levels of inorganic arsenic in their products, new tests from Consumer Reports show. The companies had come under fire over the past year by lawmakers, state attorneys general, and consumer groups for the amount of the heavy metal in their rice cereals.

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Broken GRAS: Scientists’ safety concerns are hampered by FDA’s inactions on food chemicals

Source: EDF (December 21, 2021)

Companies have the option to voluntarily notify FDA when they determine that a use of a new chemical or a new use of an existing chemical is Generally Recognized as Safe, or GRAS. When they do notify FDA, agency scientists then review the data and supporting information and can ask additional questions. In most of the cases, FDA agrees with the company’s determination and publishes a “no questions” letter.

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Food additives: More than you may have bargained for

Source: EWG (October 21, 2021)

We eat food because we need it to live. But many foods contain additives that not only don’t provide nutrients, but also can be bad for you – and that’s perfectly legal. Food additives are used by manufacturers to do things like lengthen shelf life or provide more color or shine. Scientific studies have shown […]

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