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September 16, 2020
Camden Ellis’s second birthday was just days away. To celebrate, his mother Crystal got him a big-boy bed so he could get up in the mornings and dress himself. After all, Camden had just become a big brother to baby sister Caitlynn, and wanted to show his parents he was responsible. But Camden never got the chance to be a big brother. Days after moving into his new bed, Camden was found pinned underneath the small, three-drawer dresser that held his little pants and shirts, his head trapped inside a drawer cutting off his oxygen. After celebrating his birthday in a pediatric intensive care...
July 29, 2013
Talk about having faith in a company to do the right thing: a whopping 95% of Trader Joe’s customers believe that the company avoids products that may harm public health or the environment, according to a poll released today by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. But when it comes to selling meat raised on antibiotics, however, Trader Joe’s has got a lot of room for improvement to live up to those expectations. In late May / early June of 2013, Consumer Reports polled California residents who bought meat and/or poultry at Trader Joe’s or other supermarkets to explore their...
April 12, 2013
Consumers Union has taken a stand against the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production for decades – about 40 years, in fact. In that time however, we’ve seen little action by regulatory agencies or lawmakers to curb this practice that is increasingly contributing to the problem of antibiotic resistance. In light of that, Consumers Union decided to turn our attention to the marketplace to see if consumer pressure on grocery stores could start guiding the meat industry in a new direction. If consumers demand meat raised without antibiotics, and grocery stores demand it from their...