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Source: USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans , 2010

Time to Talk on Added Sugar Policy

July 8, 2014 | By

  Late last month, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that the New York City Board of Health exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority by adopting the “Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule”. The majority opinion concluded that in choosing this policy goal, the Board of Health “without any …

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Guns by the Numbers

May 14, 2014 | By

As the United States continues to grapple with developing sensible gun policies, a few numbers illustrate the magnitude of the problems our nation faces. Total Incidents of Gun Violence in United States since January 1, 2014 14,899 Total deaths 3,842 Total injuries 6,539 Total gun deaths between Newtown shooting and …

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General Motors Quick Guide to Crisis Management

April 8, 2014 | By

Nearly fifty years ago, shortly after Ralph Nader’s 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed charged that General Motors knowingly distributed Chevrolet Corvairs despite design defects, GM  CEO James Roche  hired former FBI agent  Vincent Gillen to investigate Nader  to, in Gillen’s words “ determine what makes him tick,” examining  “his …

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Profit Above Safety

April 2, 2014 | By

Weak regulations and enforcement let General Motors and other carmakers kill people again and again. cross-posted from Slate.com   A design problem in a General Motors car contributes to dozens of automobile crashes and numerous deaths. Charging that the company failed to correct a known defect, lawyers file more than …

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Ten Corporate Practices that Harm Health & Ten Community Strategies to Combat Lethal but Legal Products

March 19, 2014 | By

Ten Corporate Business and Political Practices that Harm Health How Do Big Food, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Corporations Harm Health? This List Shows 10 Ways:   1. Make disease promoting products ubiquitous   2. Encourage retailers to promote their products credit 3. Supersize products credit 4. Target marketing to vulnerable …

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