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What You Really Need To Know About Buying Sunscreen

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With a dizzying array of options on the market, walking into a store and knowing what sunscreen to buy is difficult. The Food and Drug Administrat...

Still No Regulation to Keep Poisons Off Our Plate

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Most of the rest of the world recognizes that adding a known poison to something you are going to eat is not a great idea. For example arsenic is prohibited from being added to any animal feed in Europe.

Growing Bolder: A Cancer Survival Story Unlike Any Other

Marc Middleton | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

Susan has battled and beaten three very serious cancers. They are battles that began decades ago with one of the darkest chapters in U.S. drug history.

Tea Party Leaders in House Resume Their Assault on Environmental Safeguards

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.13.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

House Republican leaders and their Tea Party colleagues are working to block any effort to update the protections that keep our air and water clean.

100% Scared: How the National Security Complex Grows on Terrorism Fears

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

in terms of damage since 9/11, terror attacks have ranked above shark attacks but below just about anything else that could possibly be dangerous to Americans

How Decades Of Farm Animal Antibiotics Led To Deadly Superbugs

Grist |  Barry Estabrook | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

... Even though Levy had added only tetracycline to the feed, his chickens had somehow developed what scientists now call "multi-drug resistance" to a...

The High Cost Of Cheap Meat

The New York Times | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

The point of factory farming is cheap meat, made possible by confining large numbers of animals in small spaces. Perhaps the greatest hidden cost is i...

Philippines Orders Ban On Tainted Taiwanese Drinks

AP | Posted 08.02.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine health officials have banned the sale and importation of Taiwanese beverages believed to contain a chemical that is ...

Judge Rules Against Big Tobacco In Lawsuit

AP | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has rejected the tobacco industry's latest effort to end a case in which the companies were found to have concealed the ...

Food Fight: Why Congress and Obama's Proposed Budget Cuts Are the Wrong Move for Colorado

Sam Schabacker | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

These cuts are not solutions to our budget crises, nor will they mend our broken food system. Rather, they are ideological prescriptions that will do nothing but further enrich corporate agribusiness.

If It Quacks Like a Doc

Linda Bergthold | Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Bergthold

People seek alternative treatments with no evidence of effectiveness when they are desperate. But not only do these treatments not cure cancer, they can be seriously harmful.

Groups Sue FDA for Putting Pigs Before People

Laurie David | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
Laurie David

Force-feeding prescription drugs to healthy people, just to make them grow faster, would be considered ludicrous by any doctor. Possibly even criminal. But the FDA allows factory farms to essentially to just that.

Lawsuit Filed to Preserve Antibiotics for Sick People, Not Healthy Livestock

Peter Lehner | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We want the FDA to follow its own safety findings and withdraw approval for most non-therapeutic uses of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed.

Consumer Choice and Genetically Engineered Fish

George Leonard | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home
George Leonard

Californians are known for discerning taste and deserve the right to be eco- and health-conscious "foodies." But to do so, the state legislature should make sure the industry reveals what's at the fish counter before it ends up on our plate.

People Willing To Pay More For Safer Food, Survey Says

Posted 07.24.2011 | Home

A full two-thirds of U.S. voters are willing to pay more for safer food, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trusts. S...

US Marshals Seize Cheese In Wisconsin

Food Safety News | By Huang Shuo | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home

U.S. Marshals this week seized cheese products distributed by Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, according to a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Adm...

FDA Patients Pay The Price For FDA Negligence

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

The FDA forgot to test the safety of the silicon tungsten shields. Oops. Thirty women who received this treatment are left with metal deposits of tungsten in their breast tissue that show up on their mammograms.

The Whac-A-Mole Game Of Combating Deceptive Food Product Promises

Posted 07.16.2011 | Home

It's hard not to be lured by the promise of food products that can lower cholesterol, regulate your digestive system or even cheat death. However, as ...

Watchdog Group Blasts EPA For Relaxing Radiation Code

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Susanne Rust | Posted 07.10.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust An environmental watchdog group is criticizing the federal government for scaling...

FDA Struggles To Define 'Gluten-Free' After Seven Years

Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

In 2004, Congress gave the FDA until 2008 to create a definition for what a gluten-free product actually means. Seven years later, we're still waiting...

No Radiation Risk To North Pacific Fish, Officials Claim

AP | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- North Pacific fish are so unlikely to be contaminated by radioactive material from the crippled nuclear plant in Japan that there...

Is Sugar Toxic?

The New York Times | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called "Sugar: The Bitter Truth," which was posted on YouTube the following July. Since then, it has bee...

Makena, the FDA and the Perpetual Fight for Affordable Health Care

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
Rep. Joe Courtney

Late last month, a little-noticed struggle at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided a glimpse into the perpetual fight for affordable, ...

Brazilian Blowup: It's Time for the FDA to Act

Stacy Malkan | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Stacy Malkan

Massive hair loss, blistered scalps, severe rashes -- you might expect such complaints to prompt a federal agency charged with protecting public healt...

FDA Launches Food Recall Search Site

Slashfood | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home

We've all been there: You hear a snippet about a recall on television or the radio, but don't catch the batch number or where the product was sold. No...