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Should FDA be an independent agency? – Marion Nestle

Take note of nutritionist, author and academic Marion Nestle’s post on the FDA today: The FDA is a public health agency housed in the health department. BUT: it gets its congressional funding from House and Senate Agricultural committees. Reports Nestle: “A couple of weeks ago, Politico reported that six former commissioners of the FDA agreed that this…

FDA’s New Food Label: Sugar in the Crosshairs

The attention of regulators, politicians, doctors, activists and advocates continues to be on sugar, the FDA’s recent addition of an “Added Sugar” category to the Nutrition Facts label being a most recent example. Information courtesy of the FDA. Highlights of the Final Nutrition Facts Label 1. Features a Refreshed Design The “iconic” look of the…