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  • The FDA Is Ineffective; How Did It Get This Way?August 5th, 2015

    We’ve been writing about the ineffectiveness of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for years now. From big-name pharmaceuticals to generic drugs to plastic water bottles to herbal supplements, the agency has consistently failed to protect Americans from corporations willing to jeopardize individuals’ health …

  • Contamination Rampant in Meat Processing PlantsJanuary 14th, 2015

    What do pharmaceuticals, automobiles, reusable plastic water bottles, and roller coasters have in common? All are manufactured or operated under conditions that are inadequately regulated by the federal government, whose job it is to protect consumers from corporations valuing their bottom lines above individuals’ safety. As …

  • After Rebranding, Energy Drinks Still DangerousAugust 20th, 2014

    Over the past two years, manufacturers of energy drinks have been putting out fires on various fronts. In 2012, the New York Times reported that Monster Energy – a beverage that Consumer Reports measures at 184mg of caffeine per 16 fl. oz. can (equivalent to about …