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7 Food Labels Shoppers Should Ignore Because They Are Meaningless

Some labels, like “organic,” “low-fat,” or “sugar-free” have real nutritional value because they are regulated by federal law. Others are just empty and purposely vague. Here are 7 meaningless labels you probably hear all the time.

06/23/2015

Some of the food items which contain trans fat. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FDA: Trans Fats A ‘Threat To Public Health’ – Food Industry Must Phase Them Out

Artificial trans fats can raise levels of “bad” cholesterol and lower “good” cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

06/16/2015

Some patients are calling for stronger FDA warning on antibiotics known as Fluoroquinolones. (CBS

‘Like A Bomb Went Off In My Body': Patients Demand New Antibiotics Warnings Due To Strong Reactions

Patients report terrible side effects from a powerful strain of prescription antibiotics, and now doctors are calling for the strongest warnings imaginable.

05/06/2015

Women breastfeed their babies at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington on February 12, 2011.(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Breast Milk Sold Online Can Be Tainted With Cow’s Milk, Study Shows

The Internet is a resource for just about anything including a place to purchase human breast milk. A new study shows some of the milk sold online can contain cow’s milk and previous studies have shown high-levels of potentially dangerous bacteria.

04/06/2015

A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisor Wiener Urges FDA To Drop Ban On Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual Men

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to end its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

07/15/2014

A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Gay Blood Drive’ Calls For End Of FDA Donation Ban

Silicon Valley lawmakers say gay men should no longer be banned from donating blood and are calling for members of the LGBT community to join a national “Gay Blood Drive Day” later this week to get the word out.

07/07/2014

Artisan cheese makers in the Bay Area and across the country are upset after the Food and Drug Administration cracked down on wooden shelves and cheeseboards, calling them unsanitary

Bay Area Artisan Cheese Makers Stunned By FDA Crackdown On Wooden Cheeseboards

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on wooden shelves and cheeseboards, upsetting artisan cheese makers in the Bay Area and across the country.

06/11/2014

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California Organic Farmers Worry About New FDA Food Safety Rules

California’s organic farmers are sounding the alarm. They said new regulations the Food and Drug Administration is proposing to keep produce safe could put them out of business. Meanwhile, some consumers said it may be a price we have to pay.

02/25/2014

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

FDA Orders Local DNA Test Startup 23andMe To Halt Sales

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.

11/25/2013

Some of the food items which contain trans fat. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FDA Moves To Ban Trans-Fats Over Heart Health Concerns

Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what’s left of them for good.

11/07/2013

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