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There’s a Toxic Weedkiller on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the U.S.

There’s a Toxic Weedkiller on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the U.S.

By Caroline Cox Many parents cheered about 10 years ago when Michelle Obama took on the important task of improving school meals. Of course, every child should have a healthy lunch and breakfast. Most of us have school cafeteria stories; I still remember the feeling of failure I had decades ago when I realized my […]

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    Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Oilfields Supplying Wastewater to Irrigate Food Crops

    Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Oilfields Supplying Wastewater to Irrigate Food Crops

    People in California’s Central Valley could be drinking water tainted by cancer-causing chemicals used in oilfields, and current water-testing procedures would not detect these substances, according to a scientific report released Tuesday by researchers at PSE Healthy Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California and the University of the Pacific. More than 100 […]