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Pick One...

March 3, 2010
So I have been pondering... which option would you choose? Enter Parenthood and: ♦ stop working/stay home and recieve a stipend from your employer or a govt. subsidy ♦ continue working and have childcare that is government owned and operated ♦ continue working and have childcare that is privatized...

What If Health Reform Efforts Were to Fail?

March 3, 2010
if Congress and the Administration are unable to find a way to follow-through on health reform this time around, only time will tell how this missed opportunity would impact all of us, our children and our grandchildren. Let’s hope they are able to rise to the challenge so future generations won’t look back on this moment in history and think to themselves how much better life would be “if only …”
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Cleaning is Getting Healthier and Safer

February 22, 2010
The issue of disinfectants is a controversial topic for those trying to eliminate toxic cleaning products from their businesses, homes, and schools. It is a product that is commonly used in places where large amounts of people visit to help lower the risk of spreading bacteria; like bathrooms, office buildings, and theme parks, but often contain harmful chemicals that can impact your respiratory, development, and reproductive systems.
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It’s time to reconsider the broad use of antibiotics in farm animals

February 19, 2010
Antibiotics are currently used widely and irresponsibly in raising farm animals. These antibiotics are meant for treating humans and this use in animals entering the food chain breeds antibiotic resistant bacteria that make people sick, and are much harder to recover from. We have been aware for...

When will we dictate policy to protect our future generations?

February 18, 2010
Why are other countries recognizing the need for a paid stay-at home option, yet we are not? When will we dictate policy to protect our future generations? Our country's leaders seem to be primarily concerned with the here and now, instead of maintaining a balance that satisfies the present and the...

Are There Hidden E. coli Bacteria in Your Valentine's Day Dinner?

February 11, 2010
Imagine the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner…you and your sweetheart surrounded by hearts, flowers, music and romance at the fanciest restaurant in the city. You’re eating a decadent beef dinner, complete with dessert and wine. It’s the perfect night with the one you love—until you realize you might...

Football on the Brain

February 6, 2010
The first step to any recovery is admitting there is a problem. Now what are we going to do about it? In just one year, the National Football League (NFL) went from a complete denial of any link between concussions and long-lasting effects on the brain to a solid “maybe.” It literally took an act...
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Plenty of talk, not enough action

February 4, 2010
There has been a lot of food safety news and food safety talk recently, but very little meaningful action has taken place to protect consumers. Awareness of food safety is important and we appreciate it, but if no action takes place then its value is lost. Recently, we wrote about the anniversary...

Finally -- More Direction at the USDA

January 28, 2010
S.T.O.P.—Safe Tables Our Priority extends our congratulations to Dr. Elisabeth Hagen on her nomination for the position of Undersecretary for Food Safety. Dr. Hagen has hands on experience working for the United State’s Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in...

This Month’s Flavor for Toxic Jewelry: It's Cadmi-yummy!

January 27, 2010
So it turns out that cadmium (atomic number forty-eight, for those of you scoring at home) is more than a long-forgotten square on the periodic table. It’s also a toxic heavy metal found in our children’s jewelry. Earlier this month, the Associated Press (AP) revealed that it recently found high...

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