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Laura Fraser
Laura Fraser is the author of "Losing It: America’s Obsession with Weight and the Industry that Feeds On It" and the recent travel memoir "All Over the Map". The San Francisco-based journalist has written for the New York Times, Tricycle, Gourmet, and many other publications.
Stories by Laura Fraser
May 22, 2013
Thanks to one ocean scientist's efforts, California's marine life has its own protected "park system"
March 27, 2013
The agency is abusing a legal loophole to let products like nanosilver be used in clothing and baby blankets without ensuring their safety.
January 15, 2013
We know antibacterial soaps are bad for you, but Dr. House shows us one worst-case scenario we'll never forget (or fully believe).
December 4, 2012
The main ingredient in many antibacterial soaps is not only useless, it’s bad for you. So why do government regulators let industry keep pushing triclosan on hospitals and consumers?
November 30, 2012
A car enthusiast drives home the point that fuel efficiency is good for the environment and business, both
June 6, 2012
Tim Thornhill took an aging, ailing winery and turned it into a model of sustainable viniculture.
February 6, 2012
The idea that environmental chemicals may be contributing to the obesity epidemic -- once pooh-poohed by many obesity researchers as an excuse to blame something other than willpower -- is quickly gaining credence in... read more >
November 23, 2011
The new director of NRDC's Science Center knows the waters around San Francisco and beyond.
June 27, 2011
After years of resisting the idea, obesity researchers now say “yes” -- our expanding waistlines are likely affected by toxins that are ubiquitous in products we use every day.
April 26, 2011
California’s first organic strawberry grower has shown it’s possible -- and profitable -- to raise beautiful berries without cancer-causing chemicals. Now if the rest of the industry would just follow his lead.