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The Monsanto Papers by Carey Gilla | An Island Press book

By Jason Leppig / On February 1st, 2021

"The author builds a convincing case that Monsanto was more interested in protecting the reputation of its cash cow than heeding scientific evidence of its dangerous properties.

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By Jason Leppig / On December 9th, 2020

This holiday season might be the perfect time to consider Jólabókaflóð, the annual Icelandic book flood tradition. We have a...

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By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On January 31st, 2020

What are the implications of biodiversity loss for human health? Read the introduction and Chapter 1 of Biodiversity and Human Health, available for free in e-book format!

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By Meena Morar / On November 8th, 2019

In the District of Columbia, communities have been addressing disparities in food access and health outcomes. Now, they’re continuing the fight with a campaign called #DontMuteMyHealth.

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By Gary Paul Nabhan / On August 14th, 2019

Turns out that working to restore our lands is good for our personal health.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On May 28th, 2019

After twenty-five years dyeing her hair, one woman decides to stop and uncovers the long-term damages of America's beauty products.

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By Jen Hawse / On May 9th, 2019

Two full lifetimes ago consuming more calories was always welcome, taste was secondary, and having enough food defined everyday life. Nowadays, the opposite holds true: our society is awash in calories and individuals expect their food to satisfy...

By David F. Coursen, Robert Wolcott / On May 6th, 2019

By ignoring the risks of fine particle emissions and understating environmental benefits, EPA is now tilting the balance away from sound, evidence-based regulations and the public health benefits they yield. 

By Bernard D. Goldstein / On April 29th, 2019

For years, the fossil-fuel industry has lobbied to weaken air pollution standards. It may now get its wish.

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By Chidinma Onuoha / On April 19th, 2019

Kevin Walker offers an insightful perspective on the consequences of America’s modern food system.

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