135Apr 3, 2010
Food Labeling and Safety
Michael Jacobson talked about the issues of food labeling and the labeling of products as what they’re advertised to be, and food safety. He also responded to telephone calls and ...
335May 12, 2009
Health Care Overhaul
This was the third in a series of roundtable hearings intended to bring health care policy and industry experts together to inform the development of comprehensive health care reform ...
32May 6, 2004
Nutrition and Obesity: Responding as a Nation
Panelists talked about the nation’s response to the growing problem of obesity. They also proposed initiatives and other changes designed to address the issue. Ms. Fox moderated ...
59Sep 30, 2003
Obesity and Dietary Guidelines
Witnesses testified about obesity in America and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines. Topics included suggested changes in federal guidelines, public education, changing ...
38Sep 20, 2003
Snack Foods in Schools
The guests discussed the role of vending-machine food in the overall food programs offered at schools. They also talked about the possibility of vending machines dispensing healthy ...
25Dec 17, 2002
Genetically Engineered Crop Use
Participants talked about the benefits and risks of using genetically engineered crops to produce pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals. Among the topics they addressed were the science ...
25Oct 10, 2001
Federal Food Safety Guidelines
Witnesses testified about potential threats to the food supply from terrorist organizations and about measures and guidelines to ensure the future safety of the food supply.
21Jan 12, 2000
Consumer, Industry, and Regulator Perspectives
Participants talked about how governments control and regulate products found or suspected to be unsafe, and particularly unsafe for children. Among the issues they addressed were appropriate ...
23Aug 3, 1999
Health experts announced that they would petition the Food and Drug Administration to require new labeling on foods which contained added sugar. They also talked about the dangers, particularly ...
47May 28, 1998
Scientists talked about the misuse of antibiotics against germs. They released a report calling for action against this trend and answered questions from the media following their presentation.
14Apr 7, 1998
The Media and Public Health
Panelists discussed news media coverage of public health concerns. They examined issues such as what types of health stories the media carried and how they should report risks to the public, as ...
12Jul 31, 1997
Scientists and consumer advocates briefed reporters on the creation of a petition that will be delivered to the Food and Drug Administration asking for improved warning labels on products that ...
38Jul 1, 1996
Mr. Jacobson and others briefed reporters on the health problems related to ingestion of Olestra, a new pseudo fat product made by Proctor and Gamble. They argued that the FDA made a ...
24May 1, 1996
FDA Approval Process Part 2
Witnesses testified about three bills designed to accelerate the FDA approval process for both food and drugs. Key points in the proposals included allowing firms seeking approval to hire ...
19Mar 28, 1996
Online Marketing and Advertising
Participants briefed reporters on online marketing and advertising practices which companies use to target children. They talked about the dangers of online services to children by invasion of ...
21May 2, 1994
New Food Labeling Regulations
David Kessler, the administrator of the Food and Drug Administration, called a news conference to discuss the implementation of the new Food and Drug Administration regulations mandating that food ...
19Nov 30, 1993
Food Safety and Nutrition Issues
This forum includes discussion by Agriculture Department Food and Nutrition officials, industry, and academic experts about these issues in the United States today. Mr. Braley moderated ...
139Mar 8, 1991
All Consuming Images
Prof. Ewen spoke about the roots of America’s consumer-based society. He talked about how human relationships and desires are shaped by the need to consume. How the consumer ...