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How the FDA can save my child – and yours

“Do I look stupid in these pants?” my 15-year-old son asked me as he got ready for school. I looked up from the matzah brei frying in the pan, and my eyes welled with tears. I was overcome with gratitude that, on this particular morning, Charley’...

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Honor Frank Lautenberg by protecting our kids

When I was a kid growing up on Long Island, we used to run through the mist behind a man in his little truck, spraying DDT all over our lawns and trees. Given all we know now, it’s hard to believe that we were allowed to do that. Though the fog...

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Say 'YES' to organic

Since 1981, the Rodale Institute, America’s oldest organic research institute, has conducted North America’s longest side-by-side farming...

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The race mistake

Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and current Professor of Public Policy, has brought long overdue attention to crises facing our economy, in particular through his award-winning documentary “...

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Consumer internet privacy: Leaving the back door unlocked

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) asymmetric approach to internet privacy is likely to create a false sense of security among web users. Despite stringent FCC privacy regulation of internet service providers (ISPs), consumers’...

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Time to end the fight over GMO labeling

Once again, the debate over labeling foods commonly called “GMO” has reached a fevered pitch. Some states continue to attempt to pass (or have already passed) local labeling laws.   At the Federal level legislation has been introduced that...

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