Chemical Watch Blog

Highly Processed Food as Addictive as Tobacco, say Scientists

Based on the criteria set for tobacco, findings from a new scientific study indicate that highly processed foods can be as addictive as tobacco.

Stopping Toxic Chemicals in Food: GAO Recommends FDA Appeals to Congress

Scientific laboratory testing has demonstrated that food and food packaging in the U.S. contains toxic chemicals/additives. Yet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lacks the legal power to compel food manufacturers to provide information to the FDA so they can review the level of public health risks of the chemicals in question (like PFAS and BPA in food packaging that migrates into the food).  Now, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has conducted an investigation and created a report that has recommended that FDA request this authority from Congress.