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Generally Recognized as Safe

FDA Deceptions Enabled the Marketing of GMOs

Judy Frankel | Posted 12.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Judy Frankel

A trove of official documents reveals that the FDA knew genetically-engineered foods (GE foods or GMOs) pose unique risks to humans as far back as 199...

Nickname Dilemma: To Name or Not to Name

Bushra Alvi | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Bushra Alvi

Why do we twist and turn and squeeze the name till we come up with our own version of a carefully thought about form of address? And this is a universal phenomenon, more in some countries than others.

Overhauling the GRAS Process: What Are Realistic Goals?

Annette Maggi | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Annette Maggi

Whether the GRAS process needs to be overhauled is a major question, not a minor one, as it drives to the issue of how much regulation we want in our country and whether we trust companies to have consumer safety top-of-mind as they develop new products and ingredients.

'Generally' Recognized as Safe Food Additives May Not Be So Safe

Alison Brown, M.S. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Alison Brown, M.S.

Drawing parallels to the U.S. judicial system, the FDA operates on the premise that the chemicals in our food are "innocent until proven guilty," but in fact don't even carry out an objective and unbiased trial.

Reasonable Certainty of No Harm?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The FDA could easily ban unnecessary ingredients like partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, mycoprotein, Red 3, and BHA. And it could set safe conditions of use on substances like sugar and salt. But the FDA has done nothing about, or has even defended, each of those unsavory substances.