New Superbugs in Stock report: grocery stores failing to stop antibiotic overuse in meat supply chains
Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Report: One year after new federal law implemented, robocalls fall, robotexts skyrocket
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STATEMENT: New tip guide reveals how to spot counterfeit merchandise when shopping for gifts online
As we get deeper into the 2021 holiday season, online shoppers need to beware of counterfeit products, from knockoff sports merchandise to fake-branded perfumes or electronics that aren’t genuine.
Report: Airlines’ refund policies, scheduling problems irk flyers
When the COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down in early 2020 and commercial flights came to a near-halt, the U.S. government gave the airline industry $50 billion to save jobs and keep the industry afloat. Since then, despite surviving because of their customers’ tax dollars, the airlines repeatedly have canceled and delayed flights, denied refunds and failed at customer service, according to complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Medical professionals urge McDonald’s to reduce antibiotic use in its beef supply chain
More than 130 medical professionals organized by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund sent a letter to McDonald’s Thursday urging the company to meet its 2018 commitment to reduce antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. The coalition delivered the letter at the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week to stress the urgency of taking action to stop overusing our life-saving medicines in agriculture. Otherwise, the drugs may no longer heal sick people.
STATEMENT: Apple concedes to Right to Repair movement, reverses ban on selling parts to consumers
Apple reversed its longstanding policy against selling spare parts, providing repair instructions, and making repair software tools available to customers.
Onions identified as cause of nationwide Salmonella outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday evening that a nationwide Salmonella outbreak stems at least in part from whole onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed in this country by ProSource Inc.
Consumer guide: tips to help consumers avoid cars damaged by flood water
The current shortage of used cars on the market -- and correlated increased prices -- could make consumers more desperate and vulnerable to falling for a bad deal.
New report: More than one in six Americans experienced greater than 100 days of polluted air in 2020
More than one in six Americans, 58.4 million people, suffered through more than 100 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer and other adverse health impacts.
PIRG Education Fund urges McDonald’s to meet commitment to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply
PIRG Education Fund is calling on McDonald’s, the single largest purchaser of beef in the United States, to fulfill its commitment to reduce antibiotic use in its beef supply chain.
Report examines America’s waste problem over past 3 years
Every year, the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds of trash. On Thursday, PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and Community Action Works released a new report, Trash in America: Moving from destructive consumption towards a zero-waste system. The report examines America’s waste problem and recommends 10 steps the United States should take to build a “zero waste” economy.
Statement: New congressional report paints scary picture of toxic metals in baby food
A congressional report released Wednesday found the problem of toxic heavy metals in baby food is even worse than many suspected.