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6 Different Reasons Monsanto Has Been Sued Over the Years

6 Different Reasons Monsanto Has Been Sued Over the Years

Earlier this month, the Portland, Ore. City Council passed a unanimous resolution to allow a city attorney to sue Monsanto for producing the chemical PCB, which Portland officials allege has contam...

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WATCH: What You Can Do To Shed Light On Bizarre Ingredients In Your Food

WATCH: What You Can Do To Shed Light On Bizarre Ingredients In Your Food

"Many of the products that you end up seeing on your grocery store shelves are hardly food at all," says Ken Cook, founder and president of the Environmental Working Group.

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The Simple Reason Junk Food Is So Cheap

The Simple Reason Junk Food Is So Cheap

Hate paying taxes every year? Trade in your suit and tie for a pair of overalls. Instead of handing over part of your hard-earned paycheck every April, you could get a handsome sum of money from th...

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More Proof That The Western Diet Is A Global Problem

More Proof That The Western Diet Is A Global Problem

Amid the glowing Shanghai signs advertising traditional hot noodles and dumplings, the mega-city’s residents are increasingly likely to see Colonel Sanders smiling down, beckoning them with his 11 ...

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How Industrial Farming Is Killing the Planet

How Industrial Farming Is Killing the Planet

Ever wonder why you can get a 99-cent bag of some brands of chips at the gas station, but grabbing some chips for your guac at the health food store costs a little more?

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19 European Countries Say No to GMOs

19 European Countries Say No to GMOs

One by one, European Union member states stepped out in defiance against Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow and the rest of the biotech mafia last week.

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Old MacDonald? That's Mrs. MacDonald These Days

Old MacDonald? That's Mrs. MacDonald These Days

If your idea of American agriculture is American Gothic—the classic painting of a farmer, his wife, and a pitchfork—it's time to think again. These days, it might be more accurate to paint an image...

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Who's Eating Junk Food? Probably Not Who You Think

Who's Eating Junk Food? Probably Not Who You Think

One of the loudest arguments for restaurants and food companies to improve the nutritional quality of their offerings goes something like this: The artificially low cost of junk foods make them esp...

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When It Comes to Marketing, Junk Food Companies Target Kids of Color

When It Comes to Marketing, Junk Food Companies Target Kids of Color

The data is staggering: For one in four adolescents of color, maintaining a healthy weight is a daily struggle. More than 25 percent of black or Latino boys aged six to 11 are obese, according to C...

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GMO Secrecy Gains Momentum: The DARK Act Passes Another Hurdle

GMO Secrecy Gains Momentum: The DARK Act Passes Another Hurdle

The DARK Act, labeled by its detractors as the "Deny Americans the Right to Know" Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday.

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The Good—and Bad—News About National Junk Food Day

The Good—and Bad—News About National Junk Food Day

Chances are, you’re not reading about National Junk Food Day from a beach or a lounge chair in the yard, and it's doubtful you'll be attending a town parade later on this evening.

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Bad News for Consumers: DARK Act Moves Closer to Passing

Bad News for Consumers: DARK Act Moves Closer to Passing

America has spoken, but (surprise!) Congress isn't listening. A whopping 93 percent of Americans favor a law requiring foods containing genetically modified organisms to be labeled. But instead, la...

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