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Weekly Round Up

November 22, 2009
We’ve been very busy over at S.T.O.P. due to the Food Safety Modernization Act that just passed through the Senate HELP Committee this week. A lot of the stories and information for this week’s round-up pertain to the bill and people supporting it. You can receive these updates on food safety, plus...

S.T.O.P.--An Organization Supporting Victims Suffering From Long-term Consequences of Foodborne Illness

November 18, 2009
Recent reports have highlighted what S.T.O.P. has known for a long time: that the long-term consequences of foodborne illness are under-reported, under-diagnosed and not given nearly enough public health attention. The negative impact of this lack of attention comes in two forms. First, proper...

We Need Food Safety: Ashley's Story

November 12, 2009
My five-year-old daughter Ashley loves to swim, go to ballet class and tag along after her big sister Isabella. To the world, Ashley is a picture of health and vitality. While she appears to be thriving, my husband and I struggle to deal with her multiple daily medications, a severely restricted...

Make Our Food Safe

October 7, 2009
Our food supply could be safer than it is. Many of the hazards can be prevented. As an attorney, an activist and – most importantly – the mother of three, I know the most important thing the Senate can do right now is update the laws that protect the public from dangers on our dinner plates...

Are we all crash test dummies for the food industry?

October 6, 2009
People often ask me how I manage to eat, given what I do for a living. It’s true—by all rights, I should be starving. As the lead author of the new report just released from Center for Science in the Public Interest , The Ten Riskiest Foods Regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration , today...

Food Safety Reform Needed Now

September 10, 2009
Today, victims of foodborne illness, including mothers and their children, are dropping off lunch bags to Senate offices in Washington, DC and Senate offices in several communities throughout the country. These mock-up lunch bags detail the potential health hazards that may exist in common lunch...

Fed Up: A Back To School Plan For Healthier Lunches

September 1, 2009
While Washington continues to debate the need for a health care overhaul, a related challenge gets far too little attention. Over the past 40 years, child obesity has increased dramatically - rising by 150% among 2 to 5 year olds, 400% among children 6 to 11 years old and more than 300% among young...
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Save Our Mac & Cheese

August 25, 2009
Save our mac & cheese Did you know that Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is formulated differently for countries in Europe than for the U.S.?1 I didn't either until I read The Unhealthy Truth, a book about the toxicity of America's food supply. The fact is, that in 2008, Kraft removed artificial...
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In what universe are candy bars NOT junk food?

June 17, 2009
Which of the following is considered a junk food according to national school nutrition standards? A. Hi-C Blast - vitamin fortified sugar water B. Poland Springs seltzer water - water with bubbles C. French fries D. Candy Bars If you guessed A, C or D you'd be wrong. Believe it or not, seltzer...
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Moms, nurses, and others to J&J: “No More Toxic Tears!”

May 27, 2009
What comes to mind when you think of Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo? Images of your kids playing in the tub, or memories of your own mom suddsing you up as a child? Maybe you think of the company’s famous taglines- “No.1 Choice of Hospitals” and “No More Tears.” Whatever you think of, it...

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