Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

Since 1971, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science.

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Monday, April 29, 2013
And Now Caffeinated Gum?
While the Food and Drug Administration is investigating deaths linked to caffeinated energy drinks , the Center for Science in the Public Interest hopes the agency will be fully awakened by the addition of caffeine to more and more foods, including chewing gum. Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, launched today by Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars, Inc., has 40 milligrams of caffeine per piece and 8 blister-packed pieces per box.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Xtreme Eating 2013: Extremism Running Amok at America's Restaurant Chains
A milkshake with a slice of apple pie blended right in. A 3,000-calorie plate of pasta. A breakfast that includes deep-fried steak and pancakes (and hash browns and eggs and gravy and syrup). Obesity rates may show signs of leveling off, but it looks like America’s major restaurant chains are doing everything possible to reverse the trend, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.
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Friday, December 21, 2012
General Mills To Improve Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups Labeling
General Mills has agreed to improve its labeling for Strawberry Naturally Flavored Fruit Roll-Ups. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought against the company by a California woman, Annie Lam, who was represented by the nonprofit nutrition watchdog group the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the consumer protection law firm Reese Richman LLP.
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Monday, December 03, 2012
Nickelodeon Knocked For Pitching Junk Food to Kids
Should Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants really be hawking junk food to young children? That's the question raised by more than 55 health groups and 30 prominent nutritionists, physicians, and other experts, who today called on Nickelodeon and parent company Viacom to implement strong nutrition standards for the foods marketed to kids on Viacom's various channels and that bear images of its characters.
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Disney Urged to Close Holiday Candy Marketing Loophole
Should Ariel, Belle, and other Disney characters be shilling Dig N’ Dips, Lollipops, and Candy Rolls to young children?
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Food Thought Leaders Share Their Visions on Food Day
The Future of Food: 2050 is the marquee national conference for Food Day, the nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. The conference will convene top food movement thought leaders to share their predictions on the future of the American food system. Hosted by Representative Chellie Pingree and with welcoming remarks by Michael F.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
FDA Voluntary Guidance on Antibiotics Tragically Flawed
The Food and Drug Administration's new policies intended to reduce the overuse of important antibiotics in animal production are tragically flawed. They rely too heavily on the drug industry and animal producers to act voluntarily in the best interest of consumers. Protecting public health is an authority and a responsibility that rests squarely with the FDA.
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Thursday, March 08, 2012
Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria Sickened 167, Hospitalized 47 in 2011
Rampant use of antibiotics in animal agriculture means foodborne illnesses are likely to become longer, more serious, and harder to treat, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.
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Monday, March 05, 2012
Lab Tests Find Carcinogen in Regular and Diet Coke and Pepsi
New chemical analyses have found that Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Diet Coke, and Diet Pepsi contain high levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MI), a known animal carcinogen. The carcinogen forms when ammonia or ammonia and sulfites are used to manufacture the “caramel coloring” that gives those sodas their distinctive brown colors, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit watchdog group that commissioned the tests.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
CSPI, Health Advocates Announce Sugary Drinks Summit
Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter will deliver the keynote address at a national advocacy conference to motivate and strengthen national, state, and local initiatives aimed at reducing consumption of soda and other sugary drinks.
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