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articles by: Mel, selected from Food & Water Watch

E. Coli in Cookie Dough

Now, it's E. coli contamination of all things Toll-House cookie dough. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 65 people in 29 states have become ill from either eating raw cookie dough or consu…

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25 Things You Might Not Know about Water

If you're on Facebook, you and your friends may have posted notes with 25 facts about themselves. We wanted to share with you 25 things we think are really interesting about water. 1. The world is …

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Seawater Desalination: Solution or Problem?

Ocean desalination--a process that converts seawater into drinking water--is being hailed as the solution to water supply problems. Proponents of desalination claim that this technology will create a …

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Food Safety: New Year, New Administration

As the Bush administration draws to a close, the old adage, "out with the old, in with the new" is one way to describe the flurry of activity that comes with a presidential transition. Food & Water Wa…

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How to Read Your Water Quality Report

From coast to coast, the news has been awash with reports of consumers kicking the bottled water habit and taking back the tap. People are catching on to the industry's marketing con job. They now kno…

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The Trouble With Triclosan in Your Soap

Who knew that washing your hands could harm your health and the environment? Thanks to the chemical industry, a hazardous antibacterial compound called triclosan is now an ingredient in many household…

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Bovine Growth Hormone: Anything but Green

One of the many factors contributing to factory-scale dairy operations is recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH or also sometimes called rBST), an artificial growth hormone developed by Monsanto to …

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Calculate Your Water Footprint

Every drop counts when it comes to water conservation. Make the most of the water you use in your home. Consider taking shorter showers. Invest in a low–flow toilet or put a plastic bottle filled …

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