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Heart Breaker

More than 30 years ago, a Maryland scientist began making noise about the mortal dangers associated with trans fats. How come it took the FDA so long to tell the rest of us?
June 2004

The Wild and the Farmed

On a coast-to-coast quest, Barry Estabrook discovers—in addition to amazing wild sockeye gravlaks—that all is not well below the surface of the aquaculture industry.
September 2002

Is Eating Meat Safe?

Mad cow disease has made headlines around the world, but how much do you need to worry?
June 2001

Friend or Foe?

Through genetic engineering plant biologist Roger Beachy is growing a whole new kind of crop.
September 2000