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Antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to human health, and the public needs to know if, and to what extent, important antibiotics are being misused....

Feb 13, 2015 Blog Post

As a mother, I have no shortage of things to worry about. There are the mundane concerns, such as: did I remember to pack a...

Feb 2, 2015 Blog Post

Earlier this month, Bill Gates made headlines around the world by drinking a glass of water. Five minutes beforehand, it had been human sewage.

Jan 29, 2015 Blog Post

We welcomed the new year with a series of blog posts covering a number of our issue areas. Policy analysts reviewed developments and opportunities as...

Jan 27, 2015 Blog Post
Oil and Gas Industry Environmental Violations in Pennsylvania and What They Mean for the U.S.

Fracking harms the environment and human health. Even when fracking companies follow the rules, it’s a dirty, dangerous industry. But they regularly break the rules,...

Jan 27, 2015 Report

The way we produce and consume food is bad for the environment and bad for us. Deforestation, water contamination, diet-based disease and food safety scares...

Dec 3, 2014 Blog Post

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued new guidelines to pharmaceutical companies, asking them to end the labeling and sale of antibiotics for promoting the...

Aug 25, 2014 Blog Post
Why the FDA's Guidelines Are Inadequate to Curb Antibiotic Resistance and Protect Public Health

Livestock often are fed antibiotics so that they grow faster with less feed and can remain healthy in the unsanitary, disease-laden conditions common on factory...

Aug 22, 2014 Report
A Special Report

Childhood Hunger in America's Suburbs shows that eligibility for free and reduced-price lunches rose across the nation between 2006-07 and 2010-11, and rose faster...

Aug 4, 2014 Report

It is time for public interest advocates to articulate and fight for a new conception of “right to know” – one that is more expansive,...

Jul 3, 2014 Blog Post

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