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Chemical Agriculture's Dirty Fight

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alex Formuzis, of the Environmental Working Group The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began testing fruits and vegetables for ...

Are Your Household Cleaners In The 'Hall of Shame'?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Sorry to disturb if you’re still reeling from the news that America’s favorite black market laundry ...

Toxic Chemicals in U.S. Food Packaging Must Go

Ken Cook | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Ken Cook

A chemical that can disrupt hormone function and potentially cause cancers, diabetes, infertility and brain disorders should not be contaminating the food that millions eat every day.

Is There Arsenic in My Baby Formula?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Last week's findings of arsenic in organic brown rice syrup may be even more frightening to parents than last year's discovery of arsenic in apple juice. That's because organic brown rice syrup is ubiquitous in natural products -- it's used as a substitute for high fructose corn syrup.

Chemical Ag's Flyboys Often Miss the Mark

Alex Formuzis | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
Alex Formuzis

Chemical agriculture and its aerial bombardiers have managed to pollute the entire biosphere -- including people not yet born.

Avoid the Dirty Dozen and Go Organic

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

So, unless you are feeling particularly deficient in chemicals, you may wish to choose organic varieties of these toxic foods.

WATCH: Soil Erosion Far Worse Than Reported In American Farmlands

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green

If the American classic song is right and “this land was made for you and me,” then why are we paying to have it destroyed? This is the question p...

Farm Subsidies Paid to the Members of the 112th Congress

Donald Carr | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

It's indefensible to provide subsidies to well-off farmers and landowners, especially in the face of a booming farm economy and a federal budget squeeze.

Big Ag Attacks! Why Is The Government-Sponsoring Pesticide Propaganda?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

he White House garden may be green and unsullied by agricultural chemicals, but Obama's United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) just forked ove...

Hold the Mayo, Extra Pesticides

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donald Carr

If Big Agriculture wants to promote healthier diets, it should stop attacking critics and focus on growing vegetables and fruits that are chemical-free -- and also tasty.

Chemicals Reform Bill a Step Backwards for Children?

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

You wouldn't give your child an adult dose of Tylenol. You wouldn't strap an infant into the front seat of your car. The government won't let a baby b...

Will Farm Subsidies Be the Tea Partiers' Achilles' Heel?

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

It's odd that Tea Party candidates have had so little to say about one area of wasteful spending that all limited government advocates should be able to agree on -- the USDA's farm subsidy programs.

Taxpayer Investment in Ethanol Yields Little Relief from Oil

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

Between 2005 and 2009, U.S. taxpayers spent a whopping $17 billion to subsidize corn-ethanol blends in gasoline. What did they get in return? A reduc...

Congress Targets Broken Federal Toxics Law

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

The effort to protect Americans from chemical dangers took a historic step forward today as Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate...

BPA Spin: That's What Persists and Accumulates

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

When Lisa Jackson put bisphenol-A (BPA) on the agency's most wanted list, the American Chemistry Council went into full scramble mode. The strategy: talk about what BPA isn't.

Do Na'vi Get Sunburned?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Shannon

The FDA has been working on sunscreen safety rules for 32 years. In the mean time, EWG has come up with a sunscreen database that analyzes close to 2,000 sun protection products.

Spring Gardening 2010: Compost Is In, Chemicals Are So Out!

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Are home gardeners going to be hoodwinked this season into buying more chemicals to feed their crops and contaminate their entire zip codes or will they smarten up and go organic?

Ron Paul vs. Sarah Palin for the Soul of the Tea Parties

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

A rift has emerged between the anti-tax, pro-civil rights libertarians who started the tea parties and the corporatist neocon grifters of the GOP who are now trying to swoop in and capitalize on all of the hype.

Memo to Capitol Hill: Want to Save the Country $5 Billion? Thought So.

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christopher Gavigan

Over 30 years ago Congress passed the Toxic Substances Control Act to protect health and the environment. It was a regulatory system written based on our scientific knowledge then. But we know much more now.

Sigg Zigs, Zags and Sags

Ken Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

Patagonia has dumped its co-branding program with SIGG over the bottle maker's blatant conning of eco-conscious consumers regarding BPA.

Yale Scientists Discover How Exposure to BPA Causes Infertility

Elaine Shannon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Shannon

A Yale team's findings have intensified scientists' concern that exposure BPA, a synthetic estrogen that disrupts the endocrine system, may have grave consequences for human reproduction.


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.