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Statement: FDA plans to reduce toxic metal in baby food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday it will adopt a plan aimed at reducing toxic substances in food for babies and toddlers.

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Study: CFPB complaints shattered records in 2020, exposing how the COVID-19 pandemic battered consumer finances

Consumer complaints about problems with financial companies such as banks, credit bureaus and debt collectors rose by more than 50 percent in 2020 and set new records for each month of the year, according to a new report from the MASSPIRG Education Fund. The report, Consumers In Peril, which analyzed complaints received by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), was released Monday to kick off National Consumer Protection Week.

 

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MASSPIRG applauds new new regulations to protect pollinators

After finding overwhelming evidence that neonicotinoid “neonics” insecticides are harming pollinators, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Pesticide sub-committee passed a regulation Monday to restrict the use of this dangerous class of pesticide.

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State Adopts New Regulations to Protect Pollinators

BOSTON --  A coalition of beekeepers, public health, farming and environmental advocacy organizations applauded today’s action of the Massachusetts Pesticide Board Subcommittee to protect pollinators by restricting the use of the harmful class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or “neonics”.

A week's worth of help and tips during Consumer Protection Week

Being a consumer is a tough job. Really tough. During National Consumer Protection Week, which runs through March 6, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund staff is offering a daily dose of tips and advice to help you navigate life’s biggest consumer challenges.

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