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Who Would You Nominate for the World Food Prize?

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

I'm wondering who you would like to see nominated for the Prize? An activist for food sovereignty in India? A scientist working on agroforestry practices in Latin America? An agronomist developing green manure practices in sub-Saharan Africa?

BPA's New Status: Reproductive Toxin

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Alex Formuzis, of Environmental Working Group Full disclosure: Over the years (though not in the last 15), I've been asked to l...

Another Environmentalist Apologizes Over GMOs

Ken Cook | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Ken Cook

At the time, it seemed quixotic to campaign against GMOs. The FDA and USDA were blithely rolling on their backs for multinational corporations that were poised to reap billions of dollars in profit from the technology. Now I see the error of my ways.

Parkinson's and Pesticides

Alex Formuzis | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Alex Formuzis

A team of neurologists at UCLA have demonstrated an unsettling link between Parkinson's disease and exposure to a fungicide called benomyl, which was used for decades on wide variety of fruits, vegetables and nuts before being discontinued in 2001.

How To Avoid the Chemicals in our Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest bloggers Sonya Lunder and Alex Formuzis, of the Environmental Working Group A sobering new study has found that along with their food, mos...

Five Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Home Without Freaking Out

Maia James | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

A week after giving birth to my son, Felix, I was in crisis. Trying to figure out which products -- from teethers to bubble bath to dish soap -- were truly safe and nontoxic was becoming a source of constant stress.

Meatless Monday: GMOs -- A Frankenstein for Our Time

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Meanwhile, eat defensively. Connect with organic produce, connect with whole food. Doing so connects us with our own humanity -- the magical spark Frankenstein and his monster dearly needed. We need it, too.

WATCH: GMO Ag Company Touts Seed Corn With a Bug Zapper in Every Bite

Ken Cook | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Ken Cook

Pesticide and chemical companies battling California's Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered foods, are telling Californians these genetically engineered foods are perfectly safe and no different from food grown naturally.

10 Ways to Get Arsenic Out of Your (and Your Kids') Diet

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Sonya Lunder and Dawn Undurraga, of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Although scientists and government regulators have long known about...

Healthy Pregnancy Tips

Margie Kelly | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Margie Kelly

Pregnancy is the perfect time to start a new personal care regime with safer products

Junk Food Is "Safe," Too, But That's Not the Whole Story

Alex Formuzis | Posted 10.14.2012 | Green
Alex Formuzis

But regularly choosing unhealthy junk food and consuming produce that's heavy in chemical residues could both, over time, pose a risk to your health.

Fracking Truth to Fracking Power

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

The scientific analysis that is supposed to provide our Governor the facts and information he needs to make a crucial decision was crafted with the guidance of the gas industry, not of the state's scientists.

Science Trumped by Politics in Cuomo's NY Fracking Plans?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

It's time for Governor Cuomo to send the DEC back to the drawing board and, this time, they should pay closer attention to science and the public interest than they have clearly paid to gas drillers and their lobbyists.

People Don't Want to Eat Pesticides

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alex Formuzis, of the Environmental Working Group Chemical agribusiness has finally hit the ceiling over Environmental Working Group...

Sunscreen Safety... What's the Bottom Line?

Hillary Peterson | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary Peterson

As a melanoma survivor and sunscreen manufacturer, I spend a lot of time thinking about sunscreen.

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 ...

Give the Best Mother's Day Gift Ever: A Real Spring Cleaning

Amy Ziff | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Ziff

By conducting a health check-up this (and every) Mother's Day we can help our moms, ourselves, and all of our loved ones breathe easier. All you have to do is follow these easy tips to have fresh air impact.

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 ...

8 Simple Ways You Can Avoid Chemicals in Cans

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Disease doesn't know party lines, and if our babies are being born pre-polluted with BPA while other countries opt out, it doesn't matter what side of the aisle you are on. Together, we can create the changes we want to see in our food system.

Tough Love for Big Agribusiness

Alex Formuzis | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Alex Formuzis

Earlier this month, Environmental Working Group president Ken Cook gave some tough love to a packed room of chemical agribusiness representatives. The...

Meatless Monday: Modern Frankenstein

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Frankenstein waited too long to make things right. It's not too late for us.

End Game on Bisphenol A? Have we reached a tipping point on the science of this ubiquitous chemical?

Jon Entine | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

If you monitor the web, you might think the science is converging on the conclusion that BPA is harmful, when the opposite is the case.

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.

America's Children: Victims of Adult Vices

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

"The Children, Victims of Adult Vices" is effective public art that forces us to confront our vices and how they jeopardize the future of humanity. T...

Catherine Pearson

Report Links Meat-Eating To Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new report released Monday claims the science is clear: Eating too much meat is bad for your health. The so-called Meat Eater's Guide, compiled ...