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“Safe” Alternatives to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Health Problems

Plastics are everywhere: product and food packaging, beverage containers, electronics, office supplies and even the microbeads in hygiene products. The list doesn’t stop there. Even though we have a p…

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Rescuing a Dog From a Hot Car is Now Legal in Tennessee

An extension to Tennessee’s “Good Samaritan law,” which makes it legal to break into a hot car to save a child, now makes it legal to do the same for animals. According to Time Magazine, there are now…

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Genetically-Modified Salmon Insufficiently Tested for Safety

The US Food and Drug Administration is in the process of assessing genetically-modified salmon created by the US-based corporation AquaBounty Technologies for possible approval for human consumption. …

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Safeway, Kroger Say ‘No’ to Genetically-Modified Salmon

The two largest American grocery chains, Safeway and Kroger, join the growing list of grocery stores that are saying "no" to genetically-modified (GM) salmon.  According to a story in the Los Angeles …

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Strangers Band Together to Save 91-Year-Old From Being Evicted

When John Potter built his house in 1957, he never dreamed that nearly six decades later, someone would be trying to kick him out of it. Yet that is the situation the 91-year-old widower is facing …

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How the World’s Oldest Person Spent Her Last Day

From silent films to Blu-Ray players, Kitty Hawk to the Mars Rover missions, two World Wars and the literal invention of sliced bread—Besse Cooper was alive for them all. Cooper, declared the world…

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Freedom Milk

Image: Food and Freedom Rally in D.C., 5/16/2011 (James Buck/The Washington Post) Food is never really just about food. The need to sustain our bodies and the enjoyment that many of us find in sh…

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A Farm Bill to Improve Our Health

  [caption id="attachment_1074094" align="aligncenter" width="443" caption="Dr. Andrew Weil promotes a "Food and Farm" Bill."][/caption] "We need to get the Farm Bill renamed th…

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FDA Reopens Food Dyes Debate

Don't let this week's New York Times headline fool you: "Artificial Dye Safe to Eat, Panel Says." The "expert panel" convened by the Food and Drug Administration was given the task to re-examine t…

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USDA Protects Tainted “Organic” Baby Foods

Good news is everywhere, if you know how to look. And I was on such a hunt for good news, I swear. Until I ran into a news alert published yesterday by the Cornucopia Institute, that I knew I coul…

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