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  • McDonald’s, Costco commit to sourcing chicken raised without human antibiotics

    Updated March 26, 2020 One of the world’s largest and most iconic fast food chains has made a commitment on its chicken sourcing, announcing it will no longer allow the use of antibiotics important in human medicine in the production of chicken for its US restaurants. McDonald’s says it will complete this transition within two years, by Continue Reading

  • Congressmembers, ‘Top Chef’ judge join forces on GMO labeling bill

    Consumers deserve to know basic facts about the food they’re buying, say three members of Congress who introduced a bill today that would require the labeling of genetically engineered products. The GE Food Right to Know Act was revealed at a press event today by Senators Barbara Boxer and Richard Blumenthal and Representative Peter Defazio, along with Tom Continue Reading

  • Racy Carl’s Jr. Super Bowl commercial features new no-antibiotics burger

    Burger chain Carl’s Jr. touted the newest addition to its menu – an ‘All-Natural’ burger – with a risqué commercial during the Super Bowl.   The burger is made with beef from grass fed, free-range cattle given no antibiotics or hormones, and is the first of its kind to be offered by a major fast food chain. Continue Reading

  • Wrapping up 2014, more companies announce meat raised without antibiotics

    A flurry of end-of-year activity has made December a notable month for corporate announcements regarding meat raised without antibiotics.   Check out the companies that made headlines this month: Carl’s Jr. became the first major fast food chain to add an “All-Natural” burger to its menu, which is raised without antibiotics, hormones or steroids and is Continue Reading

  • Conceding the GMO labeling ballot initiative – a message to Oregonians

    The Yes on Measure 92 ends campaign efforts today, neither discouraged nor defeated in this growing movement to label genetically engineered foods. Oregonians, you stood up for what you believed in – the right to know what you’re eating – and stood up to the deep pockets and half-truths of the chemical and manufactured food Continue Reading

  • Major U.S. school systems announce new no-antibiotics chicken policy

    Six of the largest school systems in the U.S. announced plans to serve students chicken raised without antibiotics in school cafeterias. Coordinating as the Urban School Food Alliance, the schools represent nearly 3 million students and include New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami-Dade County and Orlando County. The new policy mandates that all chicken Continue Reading

  • Oregon GMO labeling fight headed to recount

    It’s official:  Oregon’s ballot fight over labeling GMO foods is officially heading to a recount. Despite major media outlets and the opposition saying the measure had failed after the November 4 election, sustained efforts to count each vote now show that the difference is so close that a recount must take place. Of more than Continue Reading

  • This Halloween: Unmask Your Meat

    There’s a dirty little secret the meat industry would rather keep you in the dark about.   While the World Health Organization, CDC and nearly every other major public health group is calling antibiotic resistance one of the scariest health crises of our time, the vast majority of antibiotics in the US – eighty percent! Continue Reading

  • 2,000 medical professionals ask Trader Joe’s: no more meat on antibiotics

    A special message was delivered today to Trader Joe’s headquarters in Monrovia, CA from 2000 medical professionals from across the country: We write with an urgent request for Trader Joe’s to be a proactive leader in the fight to preserve our antibiotics, and end the sale of meat from livestock producers that routinely and inappropriately Continue Reading

  • New report shows that GMO labeling is a good deal for consumers

    by Maureen Mahoney What’s $2.30? It’s less than the cost of a birthday card. It’s about the cost of a tube of toothpaste. And, according to a new study, it’s the median yearly increase​ per consumer in the price of food if Oregon approves GMO labeling. That’s less than one cent each day! Consumers Union asked the independent Continue Reading

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News Articles

  • WHO: Long-cleared Roundup ingredient ‘probably’ causes cancer
    Source: PBS Newshour (Sunday March 29, 2020)
  • White House crafts first-ever plan to fight antibiotic resistance
    Source: The Guardian (Thursday March 26, 2020)
  • For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide
    Source: NPR (Friday March 20, 2020)
  • Five organic fruits and vegetables that are worth the higher cost
    Source: Washington Post (Friday March 20, 2020)
  • KFC faces pressure after McDonald’s says no antibiotics in chicken
    Source: Reuters (Thursday March 12, 2020)
  • Is it a good thing that McDonald’s plans to limit its use of antibiotics in chicken?
    Source: PRI’s The World (Monday March 9, 2020)
  • What is ‘natural food?’ Even the people who make it aren’t sure.
    Source: Washington Post (Friday March 6, 2020)
  • McDonald’s to limit antibiotics in chicken supply
    Source: CBS News (Thursday March 5, 2020)
  • Costco Wants to End Use of Human Antibiotics in Chicken
    Source: NBC News (Thursday March 5, 2020)
  • McDonald’s USA to phase out human antibiotics from chicken supply
    Source: Reuters (Wednesday March 4, 2020)
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