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Friday, October 6, 2006

 

2.6 billion people who lack basic access to sanitation are located mainly in Africa and Asia, estimates UNICEF's report. An estimated 425 million children don't have access to purified water, while over 980 million total don't have sanitation.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

If you're concerned about food safety, you probably already look for organic produce at the supermarket. But if you can't always buy organic, you can still dramatically lower your family's exposure to chemical pesticides by choosing the least pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables with the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2006

A quick glance at today's editorials makes clear that spinach and the recent E. coli episode are still on peoples' minds--and with good reason. The New York Times and The Capital Times of Madison are pointing their fingers at the contamination of produce by fecal matter from livestock operations. The Washington Post and Seattle Times go a more macro route, saving their criticisms for the "patchwork" structure of our regulatory agencies and the lack of funding and organization to properly safeguard our food supply.

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Children who eat a bag of potato chips (35g) daily, consume 5 liters (1.3 US gallons) of cooking oil every year. That's the message the British Heart Foundation is looking to spread via their new ad campaign. According to BHF, "nearly a fifth of children eat two packets of crisps per day."

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Friday, September 22, 2006

 

Autism: The continuing debate over whether vaccines play a role in neurodevelopmental disorders is more than academic, with children's health and industry wealth hanging in the balance. British billionaire Sir Richard Branson said yesterday he plans to invest $3 billion in technologies to help combat global warming. The investment, valued in 2006 dollars, will be made over the next 10 years in biofuels and other environmentally friendly ways to replace oil and coal.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Contrary to claims of those sympathetic to chemical-intensive farming, all cases of this most recent outbreak of E. coli have been traced back to packages of non-organic spinach, according to Natural Selection Foods—the manufacturer, which produces both conventional and organic spinach.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Oh no! According to Forbes, McDonald’s marketing chief Bill Lamar may be resigning soon amidst the “dubious call of putting toy Hummer replicas in Happy Meals.”

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Friday, September 8, 2006

Now that McDonald’s Hummer happy meal promo is officially over and the marketing experts who conceived it are out looking for new jobs, their successors should be hard at work searching for a toy that isn’t such a PR nightmare. The answer seems pretty obvious to Nick from TriplePundit and Al from CityHippy--Hybrid Cars.

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Thursday, September 7, 2006

 

On McDonald’s CSR blog, Vice President Bob Langert has defended the company’s Hummer Happy Meal promotion by dismissing the effect that advertising has on children: "… I polled my staff who have or had children. One of them said her children enjoy the little Hummer replicas as toys, just as many kids like toy trucks, regardless of make or model. She drives a MiniCooper, walks with her children to get groceries, bicycles with them on weekends, etc. Another said her grandchildren absolutely love the toy Hummers--that they're fun."

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

A study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that drinking three to four cups of tea per day can reduce one’s chances of having a heart attack, a

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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

 

Check out this FDA Centennial Anthem, written in honor of the big milestone: "One century past, a people's hope fulfilled By an act conceived for safe medicine and food Protecting rights that our founding fathers willed To life and liberty, to happiness pursued."

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Yes, if major food processors have their way in the Senate. According to Beyond Pesticides and the Organic Consumers Association, if the food processors get their amendment through the Senate this week, then the hard-won national organic standards, just passed in 2002, will be weakened.

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Thursday, July 31, 2003

Summary — PCBs in farmed salmon

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Monday, April 28, 2003
View and Download the report here: Suspect Salads
 
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Sunday, April 1, 2001

View and Download the report here: Brain Food

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Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook demanded that ABC News President David Westin fire reporter John Stossel for fabricating a network-sponsored laboratory study and repeatedly broadcasting the nonexistent results in a story attacking the safety of organic food.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2000
The watchdog group that forced John Stossel's on-air apology for an erroneous story on organic food today asked ABC News to make good on a promise to halt circulation of tapes and transcripts of the show. Read More
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Wednesday, September 6, 2000

The watchdog group that forced ABC News to admit it had fabricated laboratory tests for a story attacking organic food has called correspondent John's Stossel's on-air apology "an insult to the ABC News audience, the organic food industry, and to organic food consumers everywhere."

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Thursday, August 10, 2000

Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Organic Trade Association (OTA) will release new evidence on Thursday that ABC Correspondent John Stossel knew himself months before his story ran that he lacked scientific proof when he claimed on ABC's 20/20 (2/4/00) that organic food "can kill you."

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Wednesday, March 1, 2000

View and Download our full report here: A Few Bad Apples

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