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10 Easy Ways You Can Build a Better Food System

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Are you ready to make daily decisions that help support a more sustainable food system, but done with the really easy stuff?

Healthy Child Healthy World Takes Center Court for Championing Children's Health

LuxEco Living | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder of Healthy Child Healthy World and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving The Hamptons, Long Island New York, Los Angeles and Sa...

It's Time to Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemicals

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Harmful chemicals abound in household cleaning agents, personal care products, cosmetics, as well as pesticides and weed killers. American consumers have no assurance that everyday products are safe for children and adults.

Anna Almendrala

Why Kids Don't Need To Take Their Vitamins

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to vitamins and minerals, less is more. A new report published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) ...

Cereal Offenders: EWG Exposes Excessive Sugar In Children's Cereals

Chris Hunt | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Chris Hunt

The deplorable state of the children's cereal landscape ultimately reflects many of the fundamental flaws of our industrial food system.

The 5 Most Sugary Cereals

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to cereal choices for kids, we might as well be feeding them dessert. The Environmental Working Group, a public health nonprofit orga...

What's in Your Water

Mike Del Ponte | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Mike Del Ponte

Did you know that the majority of U.S. cities are home to contaminated water sources?

Plastic Is Food Poisoning

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Phthalates used to soften and make flexible rigid plastics like PVC, are also endocrine disrupters. Just like BPA, the impacts from these endocrine disrupters is most dangerous when the fetus is developing.

Get Some Earth Day Beauty Goodness

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson and Chanel Parks | Posted 04.22.2014 | Style

While we love to create our own personal spa days with a good DIY beauty concoction (probably involving coconut oil), we're still very much product ju...

Your Life Is the Lab: Toxic Chemicals in 5 Unexpected Places

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

When your child has a chronic health condition that threatens his life and well-being, you gain a sharp perspective on what's important in life.

Senate Set To Send Farm Bill To Obama

Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for t...

Members of Congress, Farmers and Businesses Call on Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.

The Real Reasons Juice Cleanses Can Get Your Health Back on Track

Woodson Merrell, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Woodson Merrell, M.D.

Most people this time of year are thinking about buckling down on their diets. What I have found works best is to take it in small steps. Start with changing your eating for just a few days -- with a 3-day juice cleanse -- and it is remarkable what positive transformation will follow.

Chemical Agriculture on the Attack, Again

Alex Formuzis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Alex Formuzis

Keeping politicians on message can sometimes be difficult. That also holds true of corporate chiefs and movie stars. Even the most seasoned, media-savvy folks veer off their talking points on occasion. But that's not the case with the pesticide industry and its clientele.

The Secret, Dirty Cost Of Obama's Green Power Push

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and MATT APUZZO | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

CORYDON, Iowa -- CORYDON, Iowa (AP) — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has ...

Lynne Peeples

Watchdog Warns Hormone Disruptors Are 'Not Just BPA'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green

Bisphenol A has gotten a much higher profile in recent years, as the "BPA-free" label adorns an increasing number of water bottles and baby products. ...

These Are The 12 Worst Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 10/28/2013 01:09 PM EDT on LiveScience An environmental health advocacy organization has released a list of what ...

7 Ways To Stop Eating Pesticides

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

This morning, the Hawaiian island of Kauai passed a bill strictly limiting how and where large farms and biotech companies can spray pesticides. Bill ...

Lose Your Lunch: Congressional Food Fight Imperils Food Safety

Scott Faber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Faber

You might want to put down your tuna sandwich before you read this. Especially if it has lettuce and tomatoes.

Kate Sheppard

Big Enviro Groups Bail On State's Major Fracking Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California passed what is arguably the toughest bill regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the country on Wednesday, and Gov....

Tips For Buying Organic Produce, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | MarloThomas

Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu gave tips on purchasing organic fruits and veggies when she joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo. Sh...

Get the Toxins Out: Q&A With Ed Brown of Unacceptable Levels

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

In light of new discoveries of pesticide concoctions turning up in bee pollen, jet fuel in mother's milk, or Bisphenol A from plastics turning up in our world's oceans, there seems to be no frontier that we haven't changed through our toxic chemistry.

California Official Says Senate Chemical Safety Bill Would 'Cripple' State's Toxics Controls

Alex Formuzis | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Alex Formuzis

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has warned Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, ...

Arthur Delaney

Farm Bill Could Reduce Transparency Of Agriculture Safety Net

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen members of Congress or their spouses received $237,921 in federal farm subsidy payments last year, according to a new analysis o...

The 15 Fruits & Vegetables Least Contaminated By Pesticides

Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its ninth annual list of fruits and vegetables that are the most and least likely to be contaminate...