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Organic foods are more nutritious, according to review of 343 studies

Published: 
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:53pm
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Shopping & Food

Most everyone who has ever selected their fruits and vegetables from the "organic" section while grocery shopping probably thought they were doing something good for their bodies and the environment.

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Pesticides: Now More Than Ever

Published: 
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 6:00pm
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Chemicals

How quickly we forget.

After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides and our exposure to them — only to see their application grow and grow to the point where American agriculture uses more of them than ever before.

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More Choice, and More Confusion, in Quest for Healthy Eating

Published: 
Sat, 09/08/2012 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

ATLANTA — Lisa Todd’s grocery cart reflects the ambivalence of many American shoppers.

Ms. Todd, 31, prowled the aisles of a busy Kroger store here last week. Her cart was a tumble of contradictions: organic cabbage and jar of Skippy peanut butter. A bag of kale and a four-pack of inexpensive white wine. Pineapples for juicing and processed deli meat.

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Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food

Published: 
Tue, 05/29/2012 - 9:13am

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — On a recent sunny morning at the Big Y grocery here, Cynthia LaPier parked her cart in the cereal aisle. With a glance over her shoulder and a quick check of the ingredients, she plastered several boxes with hand-designed stickers from a roll in her purse. “Warning,” they read. “May Contain GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms).”