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State Ag Departments Banning Hormone-Free Labels on Milk

State Ag Departments Banning Hormone-Free Labels on Milk

A quick glance at milk carton’s label let’s us know if the milk has not been made with artificial bovine hormone (rBGH).  Unfortunately, milk carton labels that state the milk does not come from rBGH cows are being banned by heads of the agriculture departments in Pennsylvania (with Ohio following suit).

November 11, 2007

Soft Drinks' Benzene Problem

Soft Drinks' Benzene Problem

Most people would say that drinking soda on a daily basis is not the healthiest thing to do. If asked, they would probably explain that teeth decay, calories, and even weight gain are the major concerns.  Yet, the soda industry may have larger problems on the horizon. Benzene, a carcinogen linked to leukemia and other forms of cancer, has been found in some soda drinks. The question now: What is the soda industry doing to protect the consuming public?

October 26, 2007

Nutritionists Want Gatorade Out of Schools

Nutritionists Want Gatorade Out of Schools

Senator Tom Harkin has introduced a bill that aims to ban flavored water and sports drinks from being sold in schools. The drinks, which beverage companies have worked hard to paint as healthful alternatives to soda and other high-sugar drinks, have recently come under attack for their high sodium content and for sugar levels that many nutritionists say are still far too high.

October 18, 2007

Bottled Water Versus Tap

Bottled Water Versus Tap

Most people believe that tap water not only tastes bad, but is also harmful—and conversely, that bottled water is cleaner, safer, and healthier.  There’s strong evidence to suggest otherwise.

October 3, 2007

Killer Coke?

Killer Coke?

In the summer of 2003, Colombian trade union SinalTrainal called for an international boycott of Coca-Cola products.  They alleged that paramilitaries working on behalf of local-owned Coke bottlers intimidated, kidnapped, and even murdered workers at some of Coke’s bottling plants in order to drive down wages in Colombia.  Protests against Coke continue in Columbia, the United States, Canada, India, and throughout Europe.

September 26, 2007

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