by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD. The term “Obamacare” began as an insult, but now it’s the name almost everyone uses to describe the healthcare reform law. Earlier this year, some of Mitt Romney’s critics called it RomneyCare, because it was, after all, a descendent of the healthcare program that Mitt Romney developed for Massachusetts.
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by guest blogger Alex Formuzis. The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement health-based standards for all pesticides used in food, with special safeguards for infants and babies. But chemical agribusiness has been fighting to try to block any action by EPA every step of the way.
I’m not the type that usually goes to political fundraisers. But recently a friend handed me a flyer for a fundraiser she was having for Obama she and I just happened to be able to make it.
by guest blogger Joan Gussow. “It isn’t working.” That’s the message. Bubbling up through the torrents of words that seek to “explain” the Occupy phenomenon is a message that has moved my 83-year-old heart: “It just isn’t working.”
Want to eat more healthfully? Tell your representative in Congress to end direct payments to factory-farm operators. Here’s how…
The recent President’s Cancer Panel report, “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now,” has put the official government seal on something many of us have recognized for quite some time: Chemicals are very likely to cause cancer. For the first time, the government has had the courage to recommend the proper solution: Eat […]
By guest blogger Annie Spiegelman (a.k.a the Dirt Diva) Earlier this month the President’s Cancer Panel submitted its report, entitled Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now, which describes the effects of environmental exposures on cancer risk. The two-member panel—LaSalle D. Lefall, Jr., MD, a professor of surgery at Howard University, and Margaret […]
It amazes me, really, how many different views there can be on any one subject. Whether it’s religion, the best-tasting tomato variety, or the right way to cook a chicken, disagreement is de rigueur. The urge to find disagreements about things is, I believe, human nature. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that climate change is […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now