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It's Time Four Sanity

Jeff A. Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jeff A. Katz

Four Loko is not some new, untested substance, and it's a far cry from meth, crack, even marijuana, which are illegal for valid reasons.

The Next Big Thing For Food Labels

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael F. Jacobson

The food industry wants to come up with its own front-of-package labeling system before the Food and Drug Administration comes up with one for them.

Green News Report: November 2, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Steppin' ...

Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Better or Worse Than the Real Thing?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Controversy about artificial sweeteners has been going on for decades, with claims against them covering a wide spectrum of health problems from headaches to cancer.

Poison at the Tea Party

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

In their zeal to live free from outside interference, the tea parties are shooting at the wrong target. They would be right to be angry with an oil i...

Rat Hairs? Mold? What The FDA Say Is OK To Eat (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Rat hairs in your peanut butter sandwich and insect fragments in your pasta sauce? Yuck. Yet according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) these...

If Deficits Don't Matter, Does Contract Abuse?

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

It is remarkable how many people claim to be sincerely interested in reducing the federal budget deficit but have seemingly have no interest in taking on these kinds of abuse in contracting.

Want Some Bug-Killer With That?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

Just because taxpayers have been paying for all that testing doesn't mean they get the facts -- just the facts, nothing but the facts -- about what government scientists have actually found.

Why Genetically Modified Salmon Affects My Rights as a Citizen

Nick Joy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nick Joy

If genetically modified salmon is approved, then the U.S. government has to be ready to accept responsibility in the event that this technology escapes. Not doing so would be an affront to my liberty.

Six Months, Five Shrimp and One Nasty Mess: Health and Seafood Safety Concerns From BP Spill Still Linger in Gulf Today

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

As we hear from fishermen that reopened areas are showing signs of oil, NRDC and Gulf Coast groups request documents and ask for explanations from the government. But most information is still not available, and the reopenings continue.

FDA Approves Botox For Migraine Headaches

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials approved the wrinkle-smoothing injection Botox for migraine headaches on Friday, giving drugmaker Allergan...

Genetically Modified Salmon: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Cunningham

I do not want to see anyone starve, but what troubles me about genetic engineering is that we only consider our own short-term interests. Let's consult shamans as well as scientists.

With the European Union and a Slew of New Studies Reaffirming the Safety of BPA, At What Point Will the Science Prevail?

Jon Entine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

I've heard a lot of talk about BPA, almost none of it good. It's used in all kinds of things: electronics, DVDs, car dashboards, eyeglass lenses and polycarbonate plastics, from microwavable containers to infant sippy cups.

It's Time for Breast Cancer Prevention Month

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

It's that pink time of year again, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But when virtually every American has been touched by the disease, who among us is n...

An Innovation Election

Doug Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Schoen

The U.S. must innovate, rather than just cost contain, its way out of the economic slowdown, particularly through innovation in health care.

Court Victory: Bovine Growth Hormone Labeling

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith ATTENTION SHOPPERS. An appeals court just upheld your right to easily choose drug-free milk from drug-f...

GM Salmon Is Just Plain Wrong

Nick Joy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nick Joy

Forget all the theorizing about feeding the developing world -- the GM industry is about inventing animals or plants whose genetic structure is owned by a corporation.

When Drug Companies Choose Profits Over People

John Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Horton

Nobody should begrudge a drug manufacturer's profitability for developing a lifesaving drug. But in return, patients should demand that drug companies adhere to FDA rules and put people, not profits, first.

GE Salmon? Are You Out of Your Minds?!

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith To help stop GE salmon, please sign petitions to the food industry and Congress. Has the FDA gone compl...

Doctors Silent on Risks

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Liberson, PhD

There is an old Yiddish joke about a judge who asks the foreman of the jury whether the jury had reached a decision. The foreman says: "Yes, your ho...

10 Freakiest Things About Frankenfish

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

This article was written by the Organic Consumers Association's Political Director, Alexis Baden-Mayer. To take action to stop Frankenfish, please cli...

Unkillable Bacteria: Where Eating Meat Meets Pound Of Flesh

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For the sake of our health, the ethical treatment of fellow creatures and the hope that our antibiotics will work as intended when we need it -- we should eat less meat, more plants.

Green News Report: September 23, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Look out 19...

Impact of Factory Farming, Food Choices Again In Focus

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee conducted a hearing on this summer's massive egg recall, and witnesses included the owners of the facto...

Factory Farmer's Apology Will Not Make Eggs Safer

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

When it comes to eggs and other animal food products raised in huge, industrialized, often unsanitary factory farms, we need more than apologies: We need inspection, enforcement, and accountability.