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Antibiotic-Free Meat: Is the FDA Finally Catching Up to the American Consumer?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

The beauty of our system is that when government lags behind, we as American consumers still have the power to direct the marketplace by the products we buy -- or don't buy.

Self-Care = Earth Care

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

What's good for our bodies is good for the planet -- and what's bad for the earth is bad for our health.

About BPA: Do You Feel Lucky?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

BPA, a synthetic estrogen as well as a plastics hardener, disrupts the endocrine system and causes a growing list of chronic, often permanent disorders in lab animals.

California Takes On Plastic Bottles Made With BPA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's the stuff of a good Hollywood movie-a potentially toxic chemical lurking in the bodies of most unwitting Americans; a decade of mounting but scut...

Kids Safe Chemical Act: The Chemical Industry Takes on the Mommy Lobby

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn O'Brien

The Kid-Safe Chemicals Act would require manufacturers to first prove a chemical is actually safe before it's allowed into a consumer product.

The BPA Diaries: An Introduction

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

BPA is a symbol of a much broader problem--our need to evaluate chemicals before they reach the marketplace, and to develop safer alternatives to chemicals we already know to be toxic.

If a Pregnant Woman Told You BPA Was Safe, Would You Believe Her?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

The end is near, BPA industry, best put your money into R&D for a safer alternative instead of poorly thought out marketing plans

Thank You for Buying Our Toxic Plastic

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

The embattled food and chemical industry, trying to head off a nationwide ban of the toxic plastic chemical BPA in cans and bottles have decided to target women.


Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

You, like millions of other Americans, probably regularly use and consume products made with Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic chemical that is a $6 billion global industry.

Green News Report - June 4, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Obama moves mountains -- unfortunately; Coal state Democrats heart coal; Chemical industry hearts BPA; PLUS: Big Bellies now...

What Tobacco And BPA Have In Common | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Flash forward to last week. Embattled food and chemical industry reps, trying to head off a nationwide ban of the toxic plastic chemical bisphenol A (...

The Chemical Industry Desperately Wants to Keep Their Products in Your Shopping Cart

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

While the industry has characterized the campaign to eliminate BPA as "lies," they have resorted to the failed tactics of the tobacco industry by putting profits before protecting the public's health.

Green News Report - May 28, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: How 'green' is Sotomayor?; Bush and the baby bottles; PLUS: White is the new green! For roofs, that is .... All that and mor...

Chicago Becomes First Major City To Ban BPA Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago on Wednesday became the first U.S. city to adopt a ban on the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups containing the chemical BPA....

Chicago Moves Toward Ban On BPA In Baby Bottles

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The city that blazed a consumer protection trail by banning phosphates would become the first in the nation to ban baby bottles and cups containing th...

Country Unifying Against BPA In Products | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a matter a few years at most, babies living in the USA will likely be off the BPA-laced formula. Washington Post documents two important developmen...

Companies Voluntarily Banish BPA From Bottles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As politicos bandy about the issue of banning bisphenol A (BPA), the hard-plastic additive that's been linked to a host of health problems, several co...

Chicago Mulls Crackdown On Products Containing BPA

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was the first City Council committee meeting in memory that included presentations about heat-labile molecular bonds and synthetic estrogen. But b...

More Evidence That BPA is Toxic and Industry Tactics Exposed

Sarah Janssen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Janssen

New research suggests that BPA may interfere with metabolism and lead to obesity, heart disease and diabetes in humans.

What's Worse than Chemo? A Common Toxin that Renders It Less Effective

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Going through the insult of chemotherapy is bad enough. But discovering that it could be undermined by a hazard the FDA refuses to regulate makes it worse.

Common Plastic Found to Leak Chemicals

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Two highly reactive chemicals in a common plastic can leak from disposable lab equipment and skew the outcome of life science research.

BPA: Can This Chemical Hurt Your Family?

Sloan Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sloan Barnett

Just last April, Canada banned the use of BPA in baby bottles. So why is our government still allowing BPA to be used?

From Pink Ribbons to a Right to Know Law

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frances Beinecke

I am a breast cancer survivor, and in the years immediately after my diagnosis, I sometimes found the annual proliferation of pink ribbons difficult--it was hard to be reminded of cancer.

FDA: Another Government Regulatory Disaster -- II of III

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deirdre Imus

Besides a complete overhaul, a few prosecutions might be just the medicine the FDA needs.

How to Green Your Genes

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Studies suggest that what we eat, how we live, and what our environment exposes us to today could have an impact on the health of our distant descendants.