Pallavi Phartiyal

Senior analyst and program manager, Center for Science and Democracy

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Pallavi Phartiyal is a molecular biologist by training and works at the nexus of science and policy. She advocates for linking science and technology to society and for science-based decision making in the democratic system.

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Hard-Fought Battle over Added Sugar Labeling at the FDA: Public Health 1, Food Industry 0

At the Partnership for a Healthier America summit this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the Food and Drug Administration’s newest rule. Two years in the making, the final rule will require, among other changes, inclusion of an ‘Added Sugars’ line separate from the total sugar line and a percent daily value for it on the ubiquitous Nutrition Facts label found on the back of all food packages. Read more >

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EPA Must Do More to Secure Chemical Facility Safety for Fenceline Communities

This week marks the close of the public comment period for a little-known yet important proposed rule, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Risk Management Program (RMP), aimed to improve the safety and security of over 12,000 facilities that use or store hazardous chemicals nationwide. Read more >

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What Do Fetal Tissue and Climate Have in Common? Silencing of Science and Scientists

Taking a page from the House Science Committee chairman’s harassment of NOAA scientists, the majority staff of a special ‘House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives’ recently issued more than a dozen subpoenas to medical organizations to turn in, among other documents, all communication and documents relating to any study involving any fetal tissue (emphasis added). Read more >

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