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My Turn: GMO labeling is justified for more than just salmon

...Companies that sell food products without GMOs will be allowed to use labels stating that. And the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would establish a standard for food manufacturers who put the word "natural" on their label. But the whole...
FDA tells food industry to phase out trans fats

...artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered food companies to phase out artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health...
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Tobacco use drops as e-cigarettes surge's not clear which products use tobacco, e-cigarettes are not taxable under current law.The federal Food and Drug Administration does not require e-liquid makers to disclose their ingredients."There's just such variation," said...
Study: Scant evidence medical marijuana helps many illnesses

...Service review of research proposals is no longer necessary because it duplicates a required review by the Food and Drug Administration.THE FUTUREColorado, one of a few states where recreational marijuana use is legal, has pledged more than...
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Novel govt. cancer study will test precision medicine Dr. Keith Flaherty at Massachusetts General Hospital.Dr. Richard Pazdur, cancer drugs chief at the Food and Drug Administration, warned that although everyone hopes that targeting drugs to gene mutations will improve survival, "this...
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My Turn: Know what you eat

...make informed choices about what we're feeding our families. As many Alaskans already know, the federal Food and Drug Administration is considering an application to approve the first genetically modified fish. A Massachusetts-based company...
Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces safety barrier in Japan of research.It's already available in parts of Europe, and just received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for individual everyday use. But despite Japan's prowess in robotics, ReWalk advocates say its wider application...
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 11, 2015

...S. Senate hearing, we learned that "Alaska pollock" isn't necessarily from Alaska. According to the Food and Drug Administration, seafood companies can label pollock either "pollock" or "Alaska pollock" even if the fish comes from...
Permanent Fund Corporation not immune to DST impact

...regularly teleconference with counterparts in other states and staff from (U.S. Department of Agriculture), (Food and Drug Administration), or (Environmental Protection Agency) offices in Washington, D.C. If Alaska lagged 5 hours behind...
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Testing shows no radiation in Cook Inlet

...during the week following the earthquake, according to the World Nuclear Association. However, the Federal Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for monitoring the nation's food supply, has yet to find any evidence of radioactive...


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