OSPIRG

GMOs
2:22 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Congressman Peter DeFazio, Students Request Grocery Stores Label Products Containing GMOs

OSPIRG Students, Spokeswoman Hannah Picknell, and Congressman Peter DeFazio
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio and about 40 students from the University of Oregon are pushing super markets to voluntarily label products containing Genetically Modified Organisms.

The Oregon Legislature and the U.S. Congress continue to debate GMO labeling. The Oregon Student Independent Research Group is taking the discussion directly to grocery stores. Recently, OSPIRG requested Market of Choice voluntarily label products. At the U of O Friday, OSPIRG Spokeswoman Hannah Picknell said so far the super market chain has been receptive.

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Consumer Safety
4:10 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Oregon Group Releases Survey Of Potentially Dangerous Toys

Credit OSPIRG

Shopping for toys for the holidays can make us feel like kids again. But an Oregon group wants consumers to be aware of potentially hazardous playthings.

The "Trouble in Toyland" report is an annual survey of dangerous or toxic toys released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Maya Kumar is from Oregon's chapter:

Kumar: "Our report highlighted four main things parents should watch out for: toxics in toys, choking hazards, magnetic toys and finally, excessively noisy toys."

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