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Watch an 8 year old girl tell Dr. Oz: Organics aren’t snobby, but safer and healthier!



When Dr. Oz wrote about how organic foods were no healthier then conventional foods, I was stunned, like many healthy food advocates, environmentalists, and organic farmers. Here was a famous health advocate, someone who expouses the merits of eating whole foods, telling Americans to eat BPA laden canned foods? He said: “Organic food is great, […]

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Activist Mom Bloggers Take On Kraft about Food Dyes in Macaroni and Cheese



I’m a big fan of David and Goliath stories. Of real people taking on big corporations and making change happen. I love that social media has leveled out the playing field a bit, given voice to so many people, and allowed direct access with companies like never before. You may have heard of the mothers […]

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Interview with Sarah Janssen of the NRDC about BPA and phthalate study



Sarah Janssen, a senior scientist on the public health team of the Natural Resources Defense Council, (and also an MD and a mom) recently wrote this post about the latest troubling study concerning BPA and phthalates in our food. It explains the study and provides some additional information. We asked her a few questions about […]

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Berries Protect Your Heart!



Listening to NPR today (I should say straining to hear over the yell-singing of two rambunctious ballerinas), I was thrilled to hear about new research saying the consumption of berries is showing heart benefits for women. Turns out those anthocyanins we have been hearing about in red wine and pomegranate juice are also in many […]

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