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Do These Chemicals Make Me Look Fat?



by David Epstein, ProPublica Everyone knows Americans are fat and getting fatter, and everyone thinks they know why: more eating and less moving. But the “big two” factors may not be the whole story. Consider this: Animals have been getting fatter too. The National Pet Obesity Survey recently reported that more than 50 percent of cats and dogs — […]

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Monday Reading (happy cows, flame retardant madness, and the organic food debate)



Just another maniac Monday, I wish it was Sunday, that’s my fun day, my I don’t have to run day… Sorry to digress to the sweet and simple 80s lyrics of one of the first all girl bands, The Bangles.  Here are a few interesting articles that came across my desk this weekend: A story […]

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FDA Gives "Guidance" to Factory Farms and Drug Companies about Antibiotics



Today, the FDA announced it will ask livestock producers, drug companies, and veterinarians to limit their use of antibiotics to promote growth in food producing animals, according to the LA Times and other news sources. Why?  As I have written about here before, as part of the group Moms for Antibiotic Awareness, more antibiotics are […]

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Sunday Reading (antibiotics in eggs, BPA and obesity, fired for breastfeeding)



I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.  What are you reading?  In addition to the second Hunger Games book, borrowed from a student, these articles are what I am reading tonight. New research strengthens the link between BPA, obesity, and Type 2 diabetics, according to this article at Huffington Post.   “When you eat […]

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