Pristine lakes are a source of raw water. They look beautiful, but is the water safe?
    Raw Water, Spring Water, Well Water, Bottled Water & Municipal Water: How do you know if your drinking water is safe?

    Raw water, currently in vogue, conjures visions for pristine lake and stream water, but could be hiding biological pathogens and toxic chemical that can't be detected by smell and taste alone. What ab…

    How Men In White Lab Coats Have Stolen Your Parental Rights

    The grocery store has become a political battleground. It's not the kind of political battle where Republicans and Democrats duke it out. It's a battle ground where scientists in white lab coats and g…

    What’s Hiding In Your Baby Formula?

    Genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) are in about 85% of a conventional grocery store, including the baby aisle where we find infant formula and baby food. And when GMOs have no long-term independe…

    Food Day: A Great New Holiday
    Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day, my favorite new holiday, is a simple but profound celebration of something all humans share ? we become the food we eat. The first annual Food Day (foodday.org), debuts October 24, sponsored…

    Are You Concerned with Food Safety?
    Are You Concerned with Food Safety?

    The more I study kids, the more I study health, and the more I study the environment, the more I become convinced that how we produce food is central to good health, a sustainable environment, and enj…

    Holstein cow sitting on a beautiful pasture. Can changing our buying habits to avoid factory farmed animals make a difference in human health?
    Can Changing Our Buying Habits Reduce the Risk of Another Pandemic Flu?

    Even though the flu is less dangerous than many think and the flu vaccine less dangerous than many think, factory farming of animals may continue to promote the creation of serious viruses and bacteri…

    Carlo Petrini and Vandana Shiva
    Carlo Petrini and Vandana Shiva

    Delegates from over 70 countries gathered together under a huge white tent set up in Parco Novi Sad as the Congress began in earnest. Carlo Petrini is the founding father of the Slow Food Movement, wh…

    Buy Fresh Spinach
    Buy Fresh Spinach

    As soon as the FDA E. coli warning is over. This week, 'Don't eat spinach' headlines have been trumpeted appropriately across the United States. However, you haven't seen dramatic headlines urging 'St…

    Deadly Fruit Gel Candies
    Deadly Fruit Gel Candies

    When we want to emphasize something in writing, we use bold, italics, underline, or end the sentence with an ! When the US Food and Drug Administration wants to emphasize something, they issue a secon…

    CDC Recommends Routine Hepatitis A Vaccine For All Children
    CDC Recommends Routine Hepatitis A Vaccine For All Children

    In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended routine Hepatitis A vaccination for children in high-risk areas. Hepatitis A is a serious, debilitating disease that can be sp…

    Honey and Infant Botulism
    Honey & Infant Botulism

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Mark, your care for your daughter comes through clearly in your question. Taking the initiative with preventive measures to insure her health and comfort is a very loving act. Get…