Food

WHAT’S UP WITH THE ‘DARK ACT’?

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

The House just passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. This will have major implications for GMO labeling and consumer information about the foods they eat.

WHAT’S UP WITH THE ‘DARK ACT’?

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

The House just passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. This will have major implications for GMO labeling and consumer information about the foods they eat.

Who Flipped the Antibiotics Script

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

The "cold-blooded capitalists" have made strides for public health, while the "heavy-handed government" sit on those hands. Consumer power is changing the antibiotics script.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Food

Majority of State Legislators Support GMO Food Labeling

Today, a coalition of consumer, community, farming and public health organizations working to pass a GMO food labeling law announced that a strong majority of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate have signed on as co-sponsors of GMO food labeling legislation.

MA GMO Bill Sponsors, Fact Sheet and Supporters

Overwhelming majority (154 of 200) MA legislators cosponsor GMO labeling bill. See list of cosponsors, fact sheet and organizational endorsers.

Media Hit | Food

Antibiotic resistance the bigger threat

In the past 38 years, there have been two Ebola-related deaths in the U.S., but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause at least 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths each year.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Food

The Fight Continues to Label GMOs

Coalition of advocates in support of labeling foods  that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) announced that it will redouble its efforts to pass GMO labeling legislation in the next session. 

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Food

Petition Containing Nearly 40,000 Signatures and Messages of Support for GMO Food Labeling Delivered to Speaker DeLeo

MASSPIRG along with a coalition of consumer, community, farming and public health organizations delivered 38,292 petition signatures to House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) calling for passage of GMO labeling bill. 

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