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Consumer advocates asking Publix to label GMO foods listen

03/12/14 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: PIRG, Florida PIRG, Dalyn Houser, GMO, food, Publix

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Last week we told you about a bill in the Florida legislature to require labeling of foods with genetically modified organisms and about opposition to that legislation. We interviewed Dalyn Houser, a program associate with Florida PIRG who is organizing support for the bill requiring labeling of GMO foods.

"GMOs are genetically modified organisms and these are seeds that grow our food that we eat and they have the DNA of the seed has been altered in some way. So, for instance, you can cro...

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PIRG report indicates more work needed on food safety listen

12/17/13 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: food, food safety, PIRG, FL PIRG

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Two years ago Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act and the president signed it into law.

But a new report indicates more work is needed to protect Americans from unsafe food.

We interviewed Dalyn Houser, a program associate with the Florida Public Interest Research Group (FL PIRG). It's a consumer advocacy organization.

"We analyzed data from the Center for Disease Control, the CDC, just for one year between October 2012 and 2013. We fou...

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Loans from private companies could increase costs of college education: FL-PIRG listen

11/01/13 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: education, loans, Student Loans, privatization, PIRG, FL PIRG, Dalyn Houser

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As the cost of college and university tuition goes up, so does the amount of debt students are left with when they graduate. But a new analysis of consumer complaints points toward another factor that could drive up the cost of education.

WMNF interviewed Dalyn Houser, a program associate with the Florida Public Interest Research Group, says costs often go up when students choose priva...

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US Supreme Court hears key campaign finance case: McCutcheon vs FEC listen

10/08/13 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Campaign finance, FL PIRG, Supreme Court, Citizens United, PIRG, McCutcheon vs FEC

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Despite the partial federal government shutdown, the U.S. Supreme Court is in session.

Tuesday they

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PIRG report says expect more fraud if Florida privatizes Medicaid listen

10/05/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Florida Public Interest Research Group, or PIRG, released a report that outs many healthcare companies for their fraudulent business practices. A group of advocates protested in front of WellCare in Tampa because they were recently sued by the state.

WellCare is a private company that manages state-funded healthcare. But they aren’t the only game in town. Florida is seeking a waiver that would completely privatize Medicaid. ...

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