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articles by: Mel, selected from Food & Water Watch

Bluewashing: The Truth Behind Bottled Water

For every liter of water that goes into a plastic bottle of water, two liters of water were used to make the plastic bottle and bottle the water. This eye-opening fact and others were published to…

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Shrimp: A Devastating Delicacy

Shrimp is America's favorite seafood--it's topped the list for the last three years. But while we love to eat it, most people don't know much about this popular dish, other than the many ways there ar…

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The Risks of Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the process of manipulating matter at the molecular level--or nanoscale. Nanomaterials have at least one dimension that is 100 nanometers or less. A nanometer is one billionth of a m…

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Why Tap Water is Best

Consumers are wasting billions of dollars a year on billions of gallons of bottled water in large part because advertising spin has led them to believe that water in a bottle is safer or better than t…

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12 Problems with Ocean Fish Farming

Also called open ocean aquaculture or offshore aquaculture, ocean fish farming it is the practice of growing finfish in huge, often over-crowded cages out in open ocean waters. Before any regional or …

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Factory Farms Breed Dangerous Food

The environmental and economic effects of factory farms on rural communities are well known. These facilities cannot process the enormous amounts of waste produced by thousands of animals, so they…

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Imported Produce Bad for Us?

Americans are consuming more imported fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen and canned produce, and fruit juice than ever before. An examination of U.S. consumption of produce that is commonly eaten as …

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4 Scary Things About Bottled Water

Tap water is regulated by the EPA as well as state and local governments, but bottled water is only checked by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA doesn't even get to most food plants every year…

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Misleading Food Labels

Some labels tell very little about the product or they try to hype something that is already required by law. Food companies use these labels to convince consumers to spend more for products that are …

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Triclosan Found in Dolphins

We've got some disturbing news. Researchers have reported that triclosan was found in the blood of bottlenose dolphins. This goes to show that the consequences of overusing a pesticide like triclosan…

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