The plaintiffs claim that Ocean Spray lied about not using artificial flavors, and the only restitution is for the company to hand over a big bag of money. How big? Very big. They want a jury to award them "statutory, compensatory, treble, and punitive damages." That's all due to a technicality that hasn't affected their lives one iota.
In a lawsuit against the FDA, eight activist environmental groups are being represented by a bunch of lawyers from a group called Earth(in)justice. What do they want? To force the FDA to remove seven food chemicals from its "permitted" artificial flavor list. But there are the same chemicals that are naturally found in all kinds of foods. We use Nanogodzilla to demonstrate pure foolishness.
All chemicals, whether natural or synthetic, are potential toxicants at high doses but are perfectly safe when consumed in low doses.
ACSH's experts present their scientific viewpoints. Dr. Bloom on nj.com: The Times fails science, once again. "Finally, the writers say, Synthetic chemicals are vital to our society. But we sho
Dr. Josh Bloom on Science 2.0, July 14, 2014. The fad du jour (and I defy you to find a non-du jour day) is something that sounds like an absolute win-win. It has all the correct buzzwords green, sustainable, environmentally friendly, endocrine disruptors, bioaccumulation. And many more. Today it's buildings...[Read more.]