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Why Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Important—and How You Can Help

Why Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Important—and How You Can Help

Across the plains of North Dakota, thousands of people have gathered with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in recent months to protest construction of a 1,172-mile oil pipeline.

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Finally, the USDA Says It Will Allow Some Online Retailers to Accept SNAP

Finally, the USDA Says It Will Allow Some Online Retailers to Accept SNAP

In a much-anticipated move, today the USDA announced a first-of-its-kind pilot program that will allow recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to use their benefits onlin...

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5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About

5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About

With both the Democratic and Republican conventions in the books, we now have our two official presidential nominees: Donald Trump for the GOP, Hillary Clinton for the Dems. Tens of millions of Ame...

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Why 2 Influential Foodies Say We’re Making Progress on Food Policy

Why 2 Influential Foodies Say We’re Making Progress on Food Policy

As we think about the state of our food system, it’s easy to dwell on the problems rather than relish the areas in which it has improved. But while there is much work yet to be done on the nutritio...

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How Going Organic Could Save the Pandas, Elephants, and Other Endangered Species

How Going Organic Could Save the Pandas, Elephants, and Other Endangered Species

In case you need another reason to support organic food and fight the use of pesticides in our food supply, here’s a doozy: it could save the pandas.

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The USDA Just Gave Americans a Grade on Healthy Eating—And It's Not Pretty

The USDA Just Gave Americans a Grade on Healthy Eating—And It's Not Pretty

It’s no secret that the Standard American Diet—including lots of processed foods, sugar, salt, and fat—is not doing us any favors in the health department. 117 million Americans (that's about half ...

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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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Why Aren't the Presidential Candidates Talking About Food?

Why Aren't the Presidential Candidates Talking About Food?

No matter what your political affiliation, we can all agree the 2016 race for the White House has been equal parts fascinating, wacky, unprecedented, and intense. While this crazy campaign has ofte...

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1 Million More Americans Might Have Their Food Benefits Revoked

1 Million More Americans Might Have Their Food Benefits Revoked

For tens of millions of low-income Americans, a monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit—formerly known as food stamps—is a lifeline.

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A Strike Against Transparency: USDA Ends 'Country of Origin' Labeling for Beef and Pork

A Strike Against Transparency: USDA Ends 'Country of Origin' Labeling for Beef and Pork

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but head to the supermarket and browse the meat cooler, paying close attention to the labels.

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New Study Confirms: Smaller Portions Help Us Lose Weight

New Study Confirms: Smaller Portions Help Us Lose Weight

One needn’t look further than a monstrous fast-food combo meal, a table at the Cheesecake Factory, or the typical Thanksgiving dinner to know that when it comes to meal portions, Americans’ eyes ar...

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A Win for Transparency: Nutrition Research Group Backed by Coca-Cola Disbands

A Win for Transparency: Nutrition Research Group Backed by Coca-Cola Disbands

When the chairman of the nutrition department at Harvard's School of Public Health condemns you for spreading “scientific nonsense”, you know the jig is up. 

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