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In the News: Environmental Working Group Announces New Food Score Card, LEGO to stop building with Oil, Local Water Knowledge

Environmental Working Group’s Food Score Card: Rate Your Plate It’s finally here! More than three years in the making, EWG’s Food Scores: Rate Your Plate, the most comprehensive food database available today, is ready to help guide you to healthier, … Read More

In the News: Children Eating Real Food, Power of Food in Politics, Whole Foods Rating System

What Kids Eat Do you have kids who make a face at you every time you set food in front of them?  This past week’s New York Times Magazine includes a few articles addressing the sensitive palate of our children.  … Read More

In the News: Monsanto Testing GE Wheat, Top 5 Pesticide Laden Fruits and Vegetables, Slow Food USA Announces New Partnership

New Experimental GE Wheat Contamination in Montana Puts Wheat Farmers at Risk Despite continued opposition from consumers, farmers, wheat millers, and food companies at home as well as abroad, Monsanto continues to experiment with genetically engineered (GE) wheat in open-air … Read More

In the News: A Rising Tide of Contaminants, Troubling Pattern in Livestock Antibiotic Sales

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Increasing Level of Chemicals in Our Water Supply The number of chemicals contaminating our environment is growing at an exponential rate, scientists say. “We’re looking at an increasingly diverse array of organic and inorganic chemicals that may have ecosystem health … Read More

In the News: “Homegrown” No More, Elusive Diagnosis for Celiac Disease, Increased Support for Local and Organic Farming

Boycott Annie’s Homegrown Organic Annie’s Homegrown Organic, the company whose mission is to “cultivate a healthier and happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to the planet,” as of this month … Read More

In the News: FDA Panel Backs Limits on Testosterone Drugs, Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls, People’s Climate March, Gas Leaf Blowers Add to Carbon Emissions

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FDA Panel Backs Limits on Testosterone Drugs An expert panel encourages the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change labeling and impose stricter limitations on the multibillion-dolloar testosterone drug industry.  Since the early 2000s testosterone usage has quadrupled for men in … Read More

In the News: New Hazard from Hog Farms, Electric Cars are Cleaner

New Hazard from Hog Farms A new study with data collected from industrial hog farms in North Carolina, has found that workers continue to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria for several days in their noses.  The bacteria noted, Staphylococcus aureus, while common … Read More

People’s Climate March This Sunday, September 21st

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FOOD JUSTICE AT THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH We are 4 days away from the historic People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21, 4 days until we become part of the biggest climate march in the United States and change the … Read More

In the News: GMO Labeling Foes Triple Spending, New Study Confirms that Organic Crops are Better for You!

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U.S. GMO labeling Foes Triple Spending in First Half of this Year Over 2013 Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with GMOs spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly … Read More

In the News: Brain ‘Can Be Trained to Prefer Healthy Food’,Everyone. Everywhere. People’s Climate Mobilization, Does Your Favorite Food Have a Political Agenda? A New App Allows You to Find Out

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 Brain ‘Can Be Trained to Prefer Healthy Food’ According to a new study conducted by scientists from Tufts University, the brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods by using a diet which does not leave … Read More


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