Consumer Reports Drops 35,000 Petition Signatures at General Mills’ HQ #shorts

Consumer Reports Drops 35,000 Petition Signatures At General Mills’ Hq #Shorts 1

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We were joined by CR members and local groups to hand-deliver over 35,000 petition signatures to General Mills headquarters near Minneapolis, MN, calling on the company to address the problem of plastic chemicals, called phthalates, in their food products.

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7 Comments on "Consumer Reports Drops 35,000 Petition Signatures at General Mills’ HQ #shorts"

  1. @usandmexico | June 3, 2024 at 3:15 PM |

    How have these risks been quantified with probabilities? Have threshold levels been identified to determine what levels are unsafe?

    • @soccerguy2433 | June 3, 2024 at 4:50 PM |

      Healthcare (Basel). 2021 May; 9(5): 603.
      Published online 2021 May 18. doi: 10.3390/healthcare9050603
      PMCID: PMC8157593
      PMID: 34069956
      Phthalates and Their Impacts on Human Health
      Yufei Wang1,2 and Haifeng Qian1

  2. @jmcombs1974 | June 3, 2024 at 3:17 PM |

    And yet, not a single word about HFC. What a joke.

  3. @CIPHERFLEX | June 3, 2024 at 4:20 PM |

    Spoiler alert: that guy never delivered those documents

  4. @soccerguy2433 | June 3, 2024 at 4:52 PM |

    At this point, more studies have been done on animals than on people.

    One study links high levels of phthalate exposure to early death in older people.

    The researchers looked at data on more than 5,000 adults in the U.S. They found that those between 55 and 64 years old with the highest levels of phthalates in their urine were more likely to die of heart disease than those with lower levels.

    Talking to Your Kids About Your ADPKD
    People in the high-exposure group were also likelier to die of any cause. But high concentrations of phthalates didn’t seem to raise the chances of dying from cancer.

    The researchers say their findings suggest that daily contact with phthalates may lead to the early deaths of about 100,000 older Americans a year, costing the country an estimated $40 billion to $47 billion in lost economic productivity each year.

    But the study only suggests a link between phthalates and dying early.

  5. @paulweiler8967 | June 3, 2024 at 5:03 PM |

    Thank God I live in Europe

  6. @codincoman9019 | June 3, 2024 at 6:12 PM |

    Better don’t buy anymore processed foods from such corporations.
    Buy real, much more healthier food from peasants/farmers, otherwise you’ll life will be considerably shorter.

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