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Media Reports Soda Industry 'Study' as News

(51) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 9:32 AM

We thought it was a story from The Onion until we saw the headline running on the CNN ticker:

Study: Diet soda helps weight loss...Diet Soda Better Than Water For Weight Loss

This according to Dr. Jim Hill at University of Colorado's Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.

Dr. Hill's...

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I am not a Guinea Pig -- Say no to Frankenfish

(7) Comments | Posted September 16, 2010 | 6:20 PM

When we made our documentary "Tapped" there were countless stories of people blindsided by the arrival of bottled water conglomorates coming into into their town and mining their water resources. Who approved these deals? Why wasn't the public allowed to weigh in on these decisions? I spoke with dozens of...

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I'm Done With Celebrity Endorsements

(9) Comments | Posted August 5, 2010 | 2:49 PM

At the risk of career suicide I'm calling bullshit on the hypocrisy of Hollywood and its celebrity endorsements. From Reese Witherspoon endorsing Avon -- a company that loads its products with phthalates and parabens (chemicals linked to breast cancer) -- to Jennifer Aniston, a woman who says she cares about...

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The Story Behind Cosmetics

(16) Comments | Posted July 2, 2010 | 12:36 PM

On a recent trip overseas I was shocked to learn that the same exact brand of lotion I use everyday has a different ingredient list over in Europe. Not only different ingredients, but perhaps even safer ingredients. And it turns out, it's not just my lotion that may be safer...

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How A Cupcake Ruined My Day (And No, I'm Not On A Diet)

(4) Comments | Posted June 7, 2010 | 1:28 PM

A cupcake is supposed to be something enjoyable in life. It is not supposed to be the bane of your existence or something that causes you many sleepless nights and elicits hostile comments from strangers on Facebook.

No, I'm not dieting -- that's not why a cupcake managed to...

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Jack Johnson Water Video: Get Off The Bottle

(8) Comments | Posted March 22, 2010 | 8:16 AM

Jack Johnson may be one of the most authentically green artists out there. He has completely greened his tours and his concert rider requests things like recycling bins and biodiesel generators. When we made our bottled water documentary Tapped practically no one in the entertainment industry would appear...

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