FTC asks for public comments in its inquiry into the infant formula shortage

The Federal Trade Commission staff is launching an inquiry into the shortage for infant formula that is caused hardship for American families. The inquiry is looking for information about any deceptive, fraudulent, or other business practices that are taking advantage of families during the shortage. Read more →


Predatory debt collection operation shut down for deceptive, abusive tactics

A predatory debt collection operation is being shut down for harassing consumers. The operation was made up of several companies, including JPL Recovery Solutions, which used misleading and abusive tactics to collect millions of dollars from hundreds of thousands of customers. Read more →


Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen 2022: Produce with the most and least pesticides

Strawberries, spinach, and leafy greens are again the top offenders on the Dirty Dozen list developed by the Environmental Working Group or EWG. The EWG analyzes data on pesticide-contaminated fresh fruits and vegetables, based on the latest tests by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. Pesticide... Read more →


Journalist wins prizes in press women’s state contest

For many years, when I lived in Alaska and Washington state, I participated in the state contests of the National Federation of Press Women or NFPW. However, when the Washington chapter of the organization faded away in 2015, I missed participating in the organization and its annual contests. Read more →