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February 1, 2013

Is It In The Water? 

Magnified text that reads

Monsanto Settles Agent Orange Lawsuit For $93 Million

The residents of Nitro, West Virginia, will receive $84 million for medical monitoring, $9 million for the cleanup of 4,500 homes, and legal fees.

June 18, 2012

Chemical Drama 

baby drinking out of bottle

Bye Bye BPA In Baby Formula Containers?

The FDA is currently considering a ban on the use of BPA in infant formula containers. The chemical has already been banned in Canada, the E.U. and China.

March 10, 2012

Bring Back The Crystal Pepsi  

coca cola

Concerns Over Cancer-Causing Cola Coloring

The Center for Science in the Public Interest sent a letter to the FDA on Monday detailing concerns about a compound used to give cola its distinctive look.

March 8, 2012

Cancerous Cans 

canned food

Is A BPA Ban On The Way?

The FDA will vote on whether or not to ban BPA from all food packaging by the end of March.

February 20, 2011

Eat More Fiber 

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Fiber May Reduce Risk Of Disease, Help You Live Longer

A new study found that a high-fiber diet can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

February 4, 2011

Rethinking Healthy Foods 

pomegranate

Antioxidants Might Kill You, Or At Least Do Nothing For You

Several recent studies are poking holes in theories that antioxidizing compounds can help the body fight disease.

December 8, 2010

Poisonous Chemicals 

Strawberry Field

Harmful Pesticide Approved For Use On California Strawberries

Environmentalists and farm workers are asking California's governor-elect to ban the use of cancer-causing pesticide, methyl iodide, on strawberry fields.

October 28, 2010

Food Safety 

BPA in milk jugs

Canada Bans BPA, Food Containers Get Safer

Food and liquid containers just got safer. Canada leads the way worldwide in declaring bisphenol A (BPA) a toxic substance.

June 21, 2010

Pesticides 

strawberries

Change To California Pesticide Regulations Worries Scientists

Scientists and pesticide regulators are at odds over California's recent approval of a toxic pesticide for strawberries.

June 2, 2010

Sustainable Seafood 

Caribbean reef shark

Hawaii To Outlaw Shark Fin Soup, Possession of Shark Fins

Hawaii will become the first state in the U.S. to ban the possession, sale or distribution of shark fins.

April 8, 2010

Cancer Prevention 

Heart-shaped tomato

New Study: Eating Veggies Does Not (Really) Reduce Cancer Risk

A new study shows that despite other health benefits, eating plenty of vegetables does not necessarily reduce your cancer risk.

November 17, 2009

Food Safety 

Large cans of food in a grocery isle.

Canned Foods, BPA and Sexual Health

Recent studies link bisphenol-A, a chemical commonly found in canned foods and plastic bottles, to erectile dysfunction and other health problems

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