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Choosing Safer Strawberries: Battle Heats Up Over New Cancer-Causing Pesticide

December 14, 2009
There’s nothing quite like a fresh, juicy strawberry. What many people don’t know is that some of the nastiest pesticides are used in strawberry fields, and the powers-that-be in California are considering a pesticide that's such a "good" carcinogen it's often used in cancer experiments in the lab.
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Weekly Round Up

December 4, 2009
I hope you all had a good week. We’ve been hustling and bustling over here at S.T.O.P. but we still wanted to give you a heads up on the interesting stories regarding food safety this week. Here are some articles and blog posts that caught our attention. Remember to sign up for our free S.T.O.P. E-...

Birthing doesn't happen without a push!

December 4, 2009
Health reform is in the birthing process and we need a strong push for kids! Right now, there's an important debate happening in the U.S. Senate about children's health coverage and we must make sure that our kids are represented. Tell your Senators to co-sponsor and/or support the Casey CHIP...

Linda: A Victim of Foodborne Illness

December 3, 2009
We have been very busy these past few weeks at S.T.O.P. - traveling, fund raising, educating and advocating- all in order to help protect our nation’s food supply. In spite of all this activity, I never forget why I do this: to prevent people getting sick from devastating foodborne illnesses that...

How Would Ebenezer Scrooge Vote?

December 2, 2009
I admit it. With the grim news that one in four U.S. children are on the brink of hunger [1], that an estimated 5 million children are without healthcare today [2], and that 14,000 Americans are losing their healthcare every day [3], I'm tempted to retreat into the familiar comfort of eggnog and...
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Making Room for Everyone at the Health Reform Table

November 25, 2009
The reality is that as we come closer to the passage of health reform, many immigrants are going to be left out. In the face of this situation, health reform and immigrant rights groups came together to do a big push to highlight the inequities and injustice of how immigrants are being treated. Two...

Celebrating Our 16th Anniversary of Protecting America’s Food Supply

November 24, 2009
Safe Tables Our Priority is celebrating our 16th anniversary this holiday season. We have accomplished so much in the past year, and we’re even more excited about what we plan to accomplish in the future. Here is a sampling of what we’ve been doing this year and projects that we’ve started: Created...

The Death of BPA?

November 23, 2009
At MomsRising, we've been working for years to keep kids safe from toxic Bisphenol-A (BPA) in food containers and bottles. We've generated tens of thousands of letters to Congress and state legislatures, and sent pages of petition signatures to manufacturers. We've made progress -- but we still...
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Join us on Mon., 11/23 -- Stand Strong for Inclusive Health Reform (SF)

November 20, 2009
Join us on Mon., 11/23 -- Stand Strong for Inclusive Health Reform (SF) Communities of color from across California are gathering at the health reform table because we are part of this country. Back in Washington, DC, people like Rep. Joe Wilson represent America’s worst. On Monday, November 23, in...

Pin Congress Down on Facebook!

November 20, 2009
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives approved their health reform bill by a razor-thin margin. Now, opponents of health reform (i.e., highly-paid insurance industry lobbyists) are working to make sure that comprehensive health reform is stopped in the Senate. It's time to remind...
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