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FDA Reopens Food Dyes Debate

Don’t let this New York Times headline fool you: “Artificial Dye Safe to Eat, Panel Says.” The “expert panel” convened by the Food and Drug Administration was given the task to re-examine the link between hyperactivity in children and synthetic … Continue reading

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USDA Protects Tainted “Organic” Baby Food

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in a compliance letter published last week that it will allow products containing unapproved synthetic additives to be labeled “organic” for an indefinite grace period. Such products include organically certified infant formula and milk tainted with Martek Biosciences Corporation’s omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (DHA/ARA) that are derived chemically from fermented algae and fungus. Continue reading

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