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9 Most Misleading Food Labels (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We believe in helping consumers make good choices about what they are eating, for themselves and the environment. Unfortunately, many food companies u...

A Soda Tax Is a Good Policy to Reduce Obesity in the United States

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Though Paterson's proposed penny-per-ounce tax would be the highest tax yet on soda pop, the taxes themselves are nothing new. In fact, the state of New York has had a sales tax on soft drinks since 1965.

Letter Grades Make Restaurants Safer

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Restaurant inspection grade cards have been used with great success, providing consumers with information and spurring restaurateurs to upgrade their food safety practices.

Is Coke's Fizz Going Flat?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Like Big Tobacco, Coca-Cola primarily sells one product--in its case, sugar water--that is linked to a number of diseases. It's under fire for its environmental, human rights, and health record.

7 Secret Benefits Of Exercise

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Everybody knows that aerobic exercise builds endurance and strengthens the heart, and strength training builds muscles. But did you know that exercise creates new brain cells?

The Most Dangerous Foods (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eric Sorensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new study put out by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has ranked the ten foods that the FDA regulates which have caused the most...

Advertising, Children, And Public Health

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

What kind of society would invest billions in biomedical research to identify the dietary causes of illnesses, only to encourage young children to eat the very foods that cause those diseases?

Serving Safer Shellfish: Why The FDA Shouldn't Back Down

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Every summer, like clockwork, a dozen or more Americans with cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, HIV, or alcohol-related liver damage die after eating summer oysters from Gulf Coast states.

Agricultural Biotechnology: Scourge or Savior?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Congress should require the Food and Drug Administration to formally approve new GE foods to ensure that they are safe for humans.

Denny's Culinary Crime Spree

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Is Denny's actually trying to kill off its best customers? In all likelihood, no. After all, the company wants to continue selling Moons Over My Ham...

Killer Cookie Dough?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

While the government conducts daily inspections of factories that churns out meat and poultry products, it can take five years before the FDA inspects a spinach farm or a peanut-processing plant.

Food, Inc. Inspires Moms to Cut the Crap

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Newman

Parents have had enough. They know their kids need nutritious, fresh ingredients that encourage healthy growth and fuel their minds instead of foods that fuel an obesity epidemic amongst kids.

Packaged Deceit: How Dietary Supplements and Fortified Foods Fool You

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

For years, Bayer has marketed its selenium supplements to men as a way to prevent prostate cancer. But the evidence that selenium prevents prostate cancer is as skimpy as Paris Hilton's bikini.

Skip Arugula and Eat Well on a Budget

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sarah Newman

Studies show that people tend to eat the portion size they're given. So, rather than using a huge plate, opt for a small one. It will force you to eat less and get up more frequently for second helpings.

14 Steps to Food Safety

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

I was shocked to learn that only 1% of most imported food gets inspected. Unless sticking to natural, non processed, domestic foods, there is no way of knowing for sure what's in our food.