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Posts tagged chemicals

July 25, 2014

 

Palmer Amaranth

Farmers Struggle Against Chemical-Resistant Weeds

At least 28 states have confirmed the presence of Palmer amaranth. And many are struggling with strains resistant to common herbicides.

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.

April 3, 2012

I'll Have The Veggie Burger 

Bowl of finely-ground meat trimmings compressed into fine cylinders

Pink Slime’s Icky PR War

What is 'pink slime'? Where does it come from? And why has everybody suddenly started to care about it?

October 17, 2011

Reporting From The Farm 

Rachel Beyer of Stranger's Hill Organics

Stranger’s Hill Organics And The War On Weeds

Fighting weeds is probably the biggest challenge for organic farmers. Rachel Beyer and Ben Smith of Stranger's Hill Organics give some tips.

September 8, 2011

Processed Problems 

Marie Callender

Food Bloggers See Through ConAgra’s Scheme

Public relations professionals take note -- surprises aren't always met with delight.

June 17, 2011

Sweet Stuff 

two beekeepers in masks handling bees

Beekeepers Are Doing Their Part To Save The World

We speak with Tracy Hunter, a third generation beekeeper. Bees are in trouble and two filmmakers want you to know. And, beets and honey make a sweet condiment.

May 22, 2011

Green Thumb 

Diseased Leaves

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Disease Control

Even the best-loved plants can get infected by disease. Here are organic tips and tricks to apply to your garden to keep your crops healthy.

May 17, 2011

Food Safety 

China Food Market Worker With Food In Plastic Containers

Borax Beef, Fake Eggs, Reused Buns: China Food Woes Continue

A string of new investigations of dangerous food products suggests that China's food safety reform has not been effective enough.

April 24, 2011

Holiday Favorite 

Homemade Dyed Easter Eggs

DIY Easter Egg Dyes

There are inventive ways to avoid all the store-bought dyes and chemicals when you're coloring eggs this Easter. It’s fun to do it yourself - and it's science!

March 23, 2011

Chemicals In Meat 

bacon

The Pinkness Of Your Bacon May Be A Result Of Illegal Chemicals

China just arrested 14 involved with feeding illegal chemicals to pigs.

January 10, 2011

Chemicals In The Water 

Drinking Water

There’s Too Much Fluoride In Drinking Water

In order to protect the public from fluorosis and unnecessary chemicals, the HHS and EPA recommend that fluoride levels in drinking water be lowered.

October 6, 2010

Liquid Candy 

Orange Soda

NYC Mayor Proposes Banning Soda From Food Stamp Program

Reducing soda consumption is undeniably a healthier choice for consumers. However, Michael Bloomberg's proposal raises controversial issues of classism.

June 10, 2010

Food Safety 

a bottle of sunscreen

Health Risks From Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products In Food

Researchers hope to measure the impacts of continuous doses of very low levels of drugs being constantly reintroduced into the environment and the food supply.

May 27, 2010

Food Safety 

A pile of assorted canned foods.

What’s Really In Packaged Foods? Two Studies On BPA And Bacteria

Two new studies regarding trace contaminants in packaged foods - High bacteria counts in Canadian bottled water and high levels of BPA in canned goods.

March 29, 2010

Foraging 

dog in a field of dandelions

Spring Foraging: Harvesting And Preparing Wild Greens

It's that time of year again: Time to harvest wild greens! Earth Eats contributor Amy Jeanroy walks you through harvesting and cooking tasty wild greens.

July 7, 2009

Food Labeling 

A pile of heirloom tomatoes

The “Organic” Label Again Finds Itself In Hot Water

New research indicates that foods with the "organic" label may not be as pesticide-free as you might hope.

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