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87,000 Tell KFC No Chicken Raised on Routine Antibiotics

The ECOreport publishes a story about 9,150 Californians who signed the petition;  87,000 Tell KFC No Chicken Raised on Routine Antibiotics

By Jacqueline A. Salinas

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMIn a move aimed at influencing America’s most iconic chicken chain, a petition with over 9,150 California residents’ signatures was delivered to a KFC in San Diego today, calling on the Colonel of fried chicken to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics. Altogether, CALPIRG and other state PIRGs have gathered more than 87,000 petition signatures urging KFC to act.

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CALPIRG Demands Rebates for VW Customers

Close to 500,000 customers were deceived by false promises of “clean” diesel cars. CALPIRG Demands Rebates for VW Customers.

Originally Published on CALPIRG

By Jason Pfeifle

Sacramento, CA—A leading consumer group today demanded that Volkswagen be held fully accountable for its “defeat device” scheme to trick EPA pollution tests. The group also called for full rebates to the nearly 500,000 customers deceived into joining the scheme by VW’s false promises of “clean” diesel cars.

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How SB 27 Protects Humans & Livestock

The ECOreport reposts: A bill recently passed by the California legislature restricts antibiotic use in livestock Jason Pfeifle explains How SB 27 Protects Humans & Livestock

Originally Published on CALPIRG

By Jason Pfeifle, Public Health Advocate

Late last Friday the California Legislature passed SB 27, authored by Jerry Hill, to set new restrictions on antibiotic use in livestock production. The bill is a response to concerns about the very real threats to human health from the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections. CALPIRG (California Public Interest Research Group)  launched our campaign to stop the overuse of antibiotics in livestock back in early 2014 and we applaud the passage of this bill.
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