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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 ...

Katherine Bindley

Wear Sunscreen? Yes, But Environmental Working Group Says Careful Which One

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women

"Wear sunscreen" seems like pretty solid advice, right? Well, that depends on which one you're planning on wearing, according to a recent guide put to...

The 12 Fruits And Vegetables With The Most Pesticides

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 08.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Could an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Maybe -- but it may also be coated in pesticides. Today, the Environmental Working Group, an advo...

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...

Eco Etiquette: What's the Best Eco-Friendly Makeup?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I've been reading your co...

Yes Virginia, There Is a P in EPA: Lisa Jackson, American Super Hero

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.27.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Every super hero has a nemesis, and the EPA's Jackson has the 112th Congress under the leadership of John Boehner doing everything it can to stop progress toward fuel efficiency and clean energy.

Weekly Health Tip: Should You Always Buy Organic?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

The benefits of organic farming are undeniable.

Recommended Continental Breakfast: Eggs Over Easy, Hold the Dioxin

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The FDA doesn't recommend avoiding any particular food to limit dioxin exposure other than its generally recommended diet. Of course there's the option of going vegan, the diet found to have the lowest exposure to dioxins.