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The Ugly Comparison of the Syrian Gas Attacks and Pesticide Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

This is just despicable. Reprehensible. Maria Rodale, the CEO of Rodale, Inc., has likened the purposeful murder of more than 1,400 people in Syria by sarin gas to the alleged health harms of the products of chemical companies.

America's Cappuccino Crisis

Stephen Kessler | Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy
Stephen Kessler

Hey Starbucks, Peet's and Coffee Bean. Hey, you nose-ringed, eyebrow-pierced, knit-capped, tribal-tattooed baristas: listen up. America's cappuccino is cold. And, at $4.25 a cup, we are pissed.

New Nutrition Guidelines: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A committee commissioned by the Institute of Medicine just released its report on front-of-pack nutrition guidance. The recommendations are good in that they may help prevent the food industry from doing bad. The recommendations are bad if they forestall the implementation of superior approaches. And the recommendations are downright ugly if...