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Declining Sperm and The New York Times

By†Alice Shabecoff Declining sperm count?† Forget about it, declares the Science section of†The New York Times. Until this news blast, a great barrage of scientific studies, mostly from the U.S.…


Get Children to Eat Healing Foods

Compared to 50 years ago, we Americans eat drastically fewer vegetables and whole foods. Yet we are bombarded by toxins in enormously increased amounts. In 1980, we manufactured or imported 200 billio…


Food That Prevents and Heals Childhood Illnesses

The power of some foods to prevent and even heal childhood illnesses is nigh unto a miracle. If Americans ate better, itís pretty likely that you wouldnít find, as you do today, that one out of three …


To Vaccinate Your Teenager, Or Not?

As soon as a teenage girl walks into her pediatricianís office, he will suggest another vaccination, to be delivered through a series of shots spaced out over six months.† This time the vaccine is G…


To Vaccinate Your Child, Or Not?

Donna Curlessís three children were born and spent their early years in Brick Township, a mid-size, middle income New Jersey city whose rate of children with autism (one in 160) then seemed so off t…


My Mom Made Me Fat

If it hadnít been for the Big Macs that Joannie ate three times a week, she wouldnít have gotten fat.† But, if she hadnít been exposed while in her motherís womb to chemicals x, y and z, Joannie w…


How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill

As we watched each of our five grandchildren and their friends enter this world and begin their lifeís journey, it became more and more clear that something is amiss with this generation.† How are…


about Alice Shabecoff

Alice Shabecoff is a freelance journalist focusing on family and consumer topics, and co-author of the recently published book Poisoned for Profit (Chelsea Green). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and International Herald Tribune, among other publications. She was executive director of the National Consumers League, the countryís oldest consumer organization, and executive director of the national nonprofit Community Information Exchange.

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