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Are there hormones in milk?

Injections to boost dairy cows' production carry repercussions for the cows. Do they affect human health, too? Should we worry about the extra estrogen?

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  • Are there hormones in milk?

    Are there hormones in milk?

    Injections to boost dairy cows' production carry repercussions for the cows. Do they affect human health, too? Should we worry about the extra estrogen? See more »

  • Does aspartame cause MS?

    Does aspartame cause MS?

    Aspartame, a common ingredient in many diet drinks, gets blamed for dozens of diseases and conditions. A widely circulated e-mail connects aspartame with multiple sclerosis. Is it time to toss the diet soda for good? See more »

  • How can intestinal bacteria like E. coli infect a vegetable like spinach?

    How can intestinal bacteria like E. coli infect a vegetable like spinach?

    Food contamination isn't limited to improperly cooked meat or raw eggs. Learn why your salad could be dangerous too. See more »

  • How can you tell organic foods are pesticide free?

    How can you tell organic foods are pesticide free?

    Organic food -- once a specialty item sold in specialty stores to either the rich or the granola crowd -- is now commonplace. But how do you know what you're buying, and what's the difference between "organic" and "pesticide-free"? See more »

  • How Food Recalls Work

    How Food Recalls Work

    Remember the shutdown on the Georgia peanut factory for salmonella poisoning back in 2009? Some food recalls make the headlines, but most pass unnoticed. Who decides when a product needs to be recalled? And does it happen too often or not enough? See more »

  • Is black licorice dangerous?

    Is black licorice dangerous?

    Researchers cry foul — and not for its taste. How much black licorice does it take to put your health at risk? See more »

  • Is moldy food safe to eat?

    Is moldy food safe to eat?

    Don't be too quick to toss that green, fuzzy food -- a small spot of mold doesn't always make the entire piece of food unsafe. See more »

  • Is USDA certified organic food safer than regular food?

    Is USDA certified organic food safer than regular food?

    Next time you head to your local grocery store, take a look around. You can't make it five feet without seeing a product advertised as "all natural" or containing "multigrain goodness!" But does that make it better for you? See more »

  • How much poop is in your drinking water?

    How much poop is in your drinking water?

    Just when you thought it might be safe to turn on your faucet. Learn more about how much poop is in your drinking water. See more »

  • Is charred food bad for you?

    Is charred food bad for you?

    Like your meat dark and smoky? Here's what you should know about the carcinogens in those overly well-done steaks and sides. See more »

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