Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy Director at Environmental Defense Fund. The FDA’s critical role in the COVID-19 pandemic has brought intense interest in whom President Biden will nominate to lead the agency as its new commissioner. While COVID-19 is the priority, the FDA obviously has many vital other responsibilities. Though it doesn’t get that much attention, […]
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the health effects of a common food additive.
Lead, arsenic and cadmium are commonly found in baby foods, but also in many of the ingredients families use to make their own. When Congress released a report this month finding that popular baby foods contain worrisome levels of toxic heavy metals, the reaction was swift. Scary headlines blared from the New York Times to […]
Ingredients in many baby foods, including some organic fare, are contaminated with heavy metals like arsenic, lead and cadmium at levels that are far higher than those allowed in products like bottled water, congressional investigators said on Thursday.
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN Pretend you’re pregnant. You’re careful about every morsel you put into your mouth, exquisitely conscious about the potential impact on your growing baby’s development. But there is a catch: No matter how careful you may be, the food you eat and the beverages you drink likely contain one or more of […]
A scientist who worked at a company that’s being sued over dumping ‘forever chemicals’ warns the toxins ‘stay in your blood and don’t leave’
Glenn Evers worked as a chemical engineer for DuPont Industries for 22 years, designing coatings for paper food packaging. While there, he discovered that Zonyl RP — a chemical found in popcorn bags, fast food packaging, and paper plates — was entering people’s food at three times the rate that the company had reported to the US Food and […]
On Monday, the FDA publicly acknowledged the initial findings of the agency’s investigation into how the “forever chemicals” have been detected in the foods we eat.
If you care about what you eat, you should care about what it comes in The internet cheered in December when Trader Joe’s announced it would take meaningful steps towards making its packaging more sustainable. The supermarket chain outlined a plan that included reducing and eliminating excess waste, using materials that could realistically be recycled and avoiding […]
There’s mounting evidence that it’s a health hazard. By Julia Belluz and Radhika Viswanathan Updated Dec 4, 2018, 5:22pm EST Consider what you’ve eaten today. Perhaps you drank juice from a plastic bottle and coffee from a Keurig pod. For breakfast, you might have had fruit with yogurt. Your lunch salad may have been packed in a plastic container. There’s […]