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November 9, 2013 at 8:04 AM

FDA doesn’t test GMOs

Debate over GMOs involves many untruths by large corporations Your editorial repeated a factually untrue statement from Scientific American that “the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tested all the GMOs on the market” to determine safety [“Voters don’t buy GMO labels,” Opinion, Nov. 6]. It’s true, the FDA conducts no scientific tests on any GMOs….

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0 Comments | More in Food/nutrition | Topics: fda, GMOs

September 20, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Local woman survives food poisoning, will testify at FDA hearing

Beware the TPP I’m writing regarding the recent article about the woman who almost died from eating cheese infected with listeria. [“Near-fatal food poisoning spurs local woman to act,” page one, Sept. 19.] If the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement goes through, any rules the Food and Drug Administration comes up with to protect us…

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0 Comments | More in Food/nutrition, trade | Topics: fda, food and drug administration, food poisoning

June 19, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Genetically modified wheat in Oregon

Don’t trust the FDA Glen Squires claims that we have nothing to worry about, because the strain was “certified as safe by the Food and Drug Administration” (FDA). [“Guest column: Industry will survive wheat ‘crisis,’” Opinion, June 13] The arthritis drug Vioxx was also approved by the FDA. Vioxx caused 27,000 heart attacks before it was finally…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, Politics | Topics: fda, food and drug administration, genetically modified