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Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.

A malnourished child

A man-made famine in South Sudan is brutal evidence of the limits of American nation-building in Africa.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

Prison

Jails have become the frontline for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.

Fort Hood shooting

Since 2002, veterans have been committing murder individually and in groups, killing family, friends, strangers and—in appalling numbers—themselves.

The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

Doctor

A major international commission probes the political origins of health inequities—and finds wealthy nations deserve much of the blame.

Blogs

Outside the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, thousands of activists took to the White House to call for an end to the laws that drive the epidemic.

July 27, 2012

If the US is committed to an AIDS-free generation, why is it excluding some of the most vulnerable communities?

July 25, 2012

With the return of the largest global AIDS conference to the US after a two decade absence, marginalized groups are still fighting for a seat at the table.

July 24, 2012

This vulnerable group could be left high and dry just when they should be trying to save for retirement.

July 23, 2012

Citing deficit woes, at least six Republican governors say they won’t expand Medicaid. But closing tax breaks and loopholes for the wealthy would more than pay for the expansion.

July 20, 2012

Can activists gathering in Washington, DC, for the International AIDS Conference get Obama and the world to listen?

July 18, 2012

Low-income women were expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Now that’s at risk.

July 17, 2012

A reason to “go vote for the other guy.”

July 14, 2012

The Republicans are obsessed with repealing “Obamacare.” Democrats must be obsessed with explaining the Affordable Care Act.

July 11, 2012

Republican governors are again planning to reject federal money that would help their states.

July 5, 2012