Tag Archives: food safety


Naturally Processed?

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This post was written by Janelle Langan, a Global Health Law LL.M. student at Georgetown Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to jl2009@georgetown.edu. Recent emphasis upon diet through consumer education, media coverage, and mobile food journaling applications has brought healthy eating to the forefront of the minds of consumers. A […]

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The World’s Fair – taking a stance on food sustainability towards the future

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Since the 19th century, World’s Fairs have gathered people from many parts of the world, allowing countries to show their most recent technological advances and their culture, as well as promoting their homelands. Ever since the first world’s fair in London in 1851, the goals of these events have been both high-minded as well as commercial. As […]

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US FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to Keynote O'Neill Institute Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law

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The Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, Margaret Hamburg will provide the keynote address to the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law’s Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law. Margaret A. Hamburg became the 21st commissioner of food and drugs on May 18, 2009. The second woman […]

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The Breast Milk Market and the Need for Clearer Rules

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    Source: CDC A study published in Pediatrics by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH has been in the news (ABC News; Wall Street Journal; New York Times) after they found that 72% of the breast milk samples they purchased online contained infection-causing bacteria. This comes after increased awareness and promotion of […]

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Recent Posts from the O'Neill Institute Trade, Investment, and Health Blog

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Check out two recent posts from the O’Neill Institute’s blog on Trade, Investment, and Health, featured below. About: The O’Neill Institute Initiative on Trade, Investment and Health aims to bridge the gap between public health and international trade and investment law. The initiative is focused on the effects of trade and investment agreements on domestic regulatory autonomy. […]

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Can new FDA graphic warning labels for tobacco pass a first amendment legal challenge?

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A Georgetown public health expert and attorney examines what the FDA must do to prevail. WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposes new graphic warning labels for tobacco products, they can survive a First Amendment challenge if they depict health consequences and their effectiveness is supported by adequate scientific evidence, says […]

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Reforming Food Law in China

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This post was written by Alberto Alemanno, O’Neill Institute Scholar .  It was originally published at http://albertoalemanno.eu/category/blog. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to alemanno@hec.fr. Barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal. This situation is seriously affecting not only the Chinese’s sentiment of […]

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Shanghai Visiting Scholars' Presentation on "Drug Sale Management in China"

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On April 24, the O’Neill Institute hosted a presentation by two visiting scholars from the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration (SHFDA).  Mr. Ji Chen is the Deputy Director of the Department of Drug Sale and Marketing Control at the SHFDA headquarters. Mr. Junhua Wu is the Senior Drug Inspection Officer of the Pudong Branch of the SHFDA.

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Professor Gostin Chairs and Co-Authors National Academy Report on Dangers of Fake Drugs

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A committee formed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academy of Science, and chaired by O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Faculty Director and Georgetown University Law Center Professor Lawrence Gostin has issued a new report, “Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs,” which offers recommendations to the United States and […]

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Hunger breeds discontent

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The direct translation of an old Chinese saying is “people regard food as their heaven” (min yi shi wei tian, or food is what matters to people). However, the average person’s heaven seems broken in the Middle Kingdom. Chinese people still feel insecure about what they eat on a daily basis because nowadays food safety […]

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