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Antibiotic Resistance and the Rise of the Superbug

This was a particularly tough cold and flu season. In my neck of the woods, people were getting sick for weeks instead of days, with illnesses tearing through entire families at once. Thousands flocke…

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The Antibiotic-Free Meat Crusaders Target Trader Joe’s

Over a decade ago, while in San Francisco, I witnessed a handful of protesters gathered in front of a Trader Joe’s in opposition to the use of GMO corn in a cornbread mix sold at the popular market. T…

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The Science of Whooping Cough (Infographic)

You may have read that whooping cough is on the rise, with the number of cases significantly rising over the last ten years. But what is it, what are its symptoms, who does it affect, and how do you s…

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When Farms Become Pharmacies

It’s 12pm: time for a veggie bowl. Kale is your saviour. Soy dogs are for when you want to live life on the edge. But just because you’re staying clear of Big Macs, doesn’t mean they’re staying cle…

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Why Is Lyme Disease Not Just Tick-Borne Anymore?

  Some experts feel that almost everyone has been exposed to Lyme disease and may have it in one way, shape or form. Whether that's true or not is up for debate, but clearly there are those…

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The Staggering Plight of the Honeybee

Photo Courtsey Of: iStockphoto/Thinkstock Bees have been dying off around the world for more than a decade now, a phenomenon that has been named "Colony Collapse Disorder," or CCD. The U.S. and t…

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Drug Residues in Meat

If you've been following my posts here at Care2, then you knew about pink slime long before it became big news (remember my What's in a Fast Food Burger?). While pink slime has a definite "yuck factor…

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Why Are Antibiotics Still Used in Livestock?

Photo Courtesy Of:  Hemera/Thinkstock On December 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly posted a notice in the Federal Register that it was effectively reneging on its plan to reduc…

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MRSA Superbugs in U.S. Retail Meat

MRSA, methicillin resistant Staph aureus, now kills more Americans every year than AIDS, and it's invaded our meat supply. Last week, the largest survey of U.S. retail meat was published and found the…

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Fixing Food On Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day, a day when bloggers around the world write about one important global topic. This year's topic is FOOD. How we farm and how we eat may prove to be one of the largest issues o…

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