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Superbugs in supermarkets

Posted April 12th, 2013 by

I thought I knew what I was getting myself into when I started this project on meat and antibiotic use in animals, but what Environmental Working Group’s team found still shocked me: federal scientists routinely find antibiotic-resistant bacteria – often called superbugs – in meat I regularly buy at the grocery store. Dr. Gail Hansen, an [...]

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Cooking With Winter’s Bitter Bounty

Posted December 6th, 2012 by

When the weather turns, the days get shorter and it’s time to get out the winter clothes, it’s also high season for the Brassicaceae, or mustard family, on your family’s dinner table. The Brassica oleracea species in particular is the sturdy progenitor ofbroccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. Many of these vegetable varieties are in peak season in North America [...]

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Lunch Boxes: Good Food On a Tight Budget!

Posted September 6th, 2012 by

Are you looking for ideas for healthy, affordable and brown-bag-ready lunches? As kids head back to school, the Environmental Working Group wants to help you get the year started right. Here are five lunch ideas that come in at less than $2! Our staff nutritionist put them together based on the formula we used for [...]

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