TEDxManhattan - David Wallinga - Raising Pigs & Problems: Saying No to Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Physician, writer and full-time advocate, David Wallinga, M.D., represents the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) as a de facto doctor to the nation's ailing food system. Through his work, Dr. Wallinga sheds a spotlight—and a public health lens—on the less savory side of the food system, like mercury in high fructose corn syrup, or arsenic being fed to chickens and turkeys.

Nano-pesticides and your health: Tell EPA to act!

Advancements in science sometimes boggle the mind. Take nanotechnology, for example. Researchers can now manipulate material at the atomic level to add various properties to new foods, plastics or consumer products. They can make products lighter, softer, or better able to retain moisture. There are now an estimated 1,300 products on the market that use Engineered Nanomaterials (ENMs).

Mad Cow 'Firewalls' Just a Smokescreen

It's been seven months since the discovery of a mad cow-infected Holstein in Washington state, time enough for the administration to have developed a comprehensive regulatory response to protect the U.S. beef supply. Indeed, to listen to the rhetoric of Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, you'd think the administration had done just that. In