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Monday, December 6, 2010

Whether you're entertaining 20 of your nearest and dearest, baking cookies with the kids, or just filling up a bowl of chips, chances are you're going to spend a lot of time in the kitchen this holiday season. So will we. And, like you, we want it to be a green and healthy holiday kitchen.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My favorite gifts are recently released cookbooks. I love to give and get them. I know picking the right cookbook can be a challenge - especially when there are so many great ones these days to help us cook and eat healthier and more sustainably. Something to be thankful for!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

In September 2008, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrated the signing of two bills (AB 1879 and SB 509) that, he said, would propel "California to the forefront of the nation and the world with the most comprehensive Green Chemistry program ever established."

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Richard Goldman, who died in San Francisco Monday (Nov. 29) at the age of 90, was a pioneer environmentalist and philanthropist who believed passionately in the power of the individual.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

At least 5,000 Americans - most of them young children, the elderly and the sick - die every year from eating contaminated food, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And about 76 million get sick from ingesting food-borne pathogens.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

With the aftershocks from this month's midterm election still reverberating around the nation, the "lame-duck" Congress returning to Washington for one last week's work is largely ready to punt most major issues over to next year. But it still has the opportunity to finish a very important task this week by passing the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

At least 5,000 Americans - most of them young children, the elderly and the sick - die every year from eating contaminated food, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And about 76 million get sick from ingesting food-borne pathogens.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Just a week after a few members of Congress buckled to chemical industry interests and blocked language that would have banned BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups, the European Union is showing the courage to do the right thing for babies' health.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Raw political power was on display last week in the U.S. Senate. The "world's greatest deliberative body" had just completed two years of negotiations over legislation to safeguard the nation's food supply, and for the first time Congress was poised to take a moderate step in the right direction by restricting the use of the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and infants' sippy cups.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

By Lisa Frack, with Sonya Lunder and Rebecca Sutton, PhD

There's a lot to think about when you're buying that Thanksgiving turkey: how many pounds for the number of guests, how far in advance you need to order it (and from where?), whether it's local, whether you also need a tofurkey or some such, too, for those who don't eat the real deal, and last but not least, what to stuff the thing with.

But before you sit down and say, "Pass the cranberry sauce, please," don't forget the arsenic.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanks to the tireless work and dogged determination of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and her tremendous staff, there was a deal this week -- after months of negotiations -- to include some regulation of BPA in a food safety bill that will probably pass the Senate soon after Thanksgiving.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Six dedicated public servants in California will be honored tonight in San Francisco for their shared commitment to protecting the health and environment of Californians.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Good news: There's a surprising silver (er, green) lining to California's infamous smog problem.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Exposure to butylparaben, an ingredient common in personal care products, has been associated with DNA damage in men's sperm, according to an important new study led by John Meeker of the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

EWG President Ken Cook is in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 6th to talk about plastic at the TEDx Great Pacific Garbage Patch event.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Today (Thursday, November 4) we chat about healthy school lunches - how to pack 'em and how to fix our broken school lunch programs - with Chef Ann Cooper, The Renegade Lunch Lady.

Join us by clicking here - we're live online from 2 to 3 PM Eastern.

Bring your experiences and questions with you!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Whether your child eats the school lunch or your own hand-packed version, there's a chance she might not be getting enough fruits and veggies. U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that American adults and teens are chronic under-eaters when it comes to produce (shocking, right?).

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pro sports teams regularly use signing bonuses to lure the star athletes they want. Now some Texas school districts are taking the bait, too.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Blowouts can be as diverse as a shredded rear tire on a busy interstate, BP's infamous spew of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, or, we've recently learned, a hair-straightening concoction from California-based Brazilian Blowout, a product that some call a "life changer" but that turns out to be laden with formaldehyde.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dr. Mehmet Oz begins a recent segment of The Dr. Oz Show by telling us in no uncertain terms that he's not happy about early puberty in girls - as a dad and a doctor.

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