Stories by Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg is an investigative health reporter and the author of "Born With a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health (Random House)." subscribe to Martha Rosenberg's feed

Posted on: Apr 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Many domestic batterers say "you're never leaving me alive" and, despite orders of protection, their chilling prediction often comes through.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Many otherwise healthy foods contain high levels of estrogen.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A common malaria drug has been linked to murders and suicides.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The powerful dairy lobby has been spreading dangerous health claims about milk for decades.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Everything from livestock fatteners to government marketing dooms Americans looking to lose weight.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Could the answer to a number of modern ailments be in our gut?

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Food safety recalls and animal cruelty are increasing under government abdication of public health duties.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Many of these ingredients are banned in Europe, but here in the good old USA you'll find them on your dinner plate.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

American livestock is pumped full of harmful drugs, making our food dangerous and cruel at the same time.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Big pharma uses celebrities and other sneaky ways to sell diseases that may not exist.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pharma can entice doctors to prescribe its expensive patent drugs, even when they are dangerous.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Guards have been known to fumble for hours, sometimes cutting open the prisoner's veins with a scalpel, before the warden calls a halt to the proceedings.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New meds are rushed to the market so industry can start making money even before safety has been determined.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A settlement for death or injuries down the road is just the cost of doing business.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What if you had a boyfriend who was arrested and convicted for domestic violence against you?

Posted on: Dec 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The extreme production methods used to deliver plump turkeys in time for Thanksgiving are enough to make you lose your appetite.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The asthma drug-like growth additive has enjoyed stealth use in the US food supply for a decade despite being widely banned overseas.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Many people eat only chicken to avoid the health and environmental questions surrounding red meat. Yet the track record of US chicken may be worse.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: CounterPunch

Important clues to look for.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Risks to food consumers will only increase as the government "washes its hands" of meat and poultry inspection.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Meat contaminants are not likely to go away because they stem from Big Meat's desire to maximize profits by growing animals faster.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The pharmaceutical industry attempts to medicalize female sexuality.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

American hog farmers have managed to eliminate all wholesomeness, purity, ethics and animal welfare from the pork industry.

Posted on: May 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In a move that may prove deadly for workers and consumers, the federal government is washing its hands of slaughterhouse inspection and encouraging industry self-regulation.

Posted on: May 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Despite 20 years of “Got Milk?” mustache ads, milk consumption in the US falls more every year.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

With many of Big Pharma's biggest hits going off patent, the industry is looking for new ways to deliver earnings to Wall Street.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The NRA's post-Newtown sabre rattling is not the first time it has responded to massacres by reaffirming its More! Faster! Bigger! Stronger! Better! firearm extremism.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The New York Times columnist discusses her new book, "As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda."

Posted on: Dec 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Newly available emails reveal Merck was far from concerned when a disease linked to Fosamax surfaced.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Pharmaceutical industry ads convey unrealistic expectations for fall-to-sleep time. The pills they shill do not always even work.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Young children were once expected to outgrow their issues; now they're diagnosed with lifelong psychiatric problems.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Who belongs to this “untapped” market? Just about anybody.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The checkered history of weight-loss drugs explains why the FDA has not approved a new diet drug in 13 years -- despite the 200 million Americans who might use such a drug.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2012, Source: Truthout

"While I was at FDA, drug reviewers were clearly told not to question drug companies and that our job was to approve drugs," said an FDA whistleblower.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Dow's pesticide Dursban was banned for home use, but continues to be sprayed on our food despite horrific health threats.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

An interview with David Healy, an expert witness in homicide, suicide and birth defect legal actions involving psychotropic drugs.

Posted on: May 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Eating too much and exercising too little, considered the root of obesity, are not the only probable culprits.

Posted on: May 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Pediatric psychopharmacology is a billion-dollar business that sustains Pharma and Pharma investors on Wall Street.

Posted on: May 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Food scandals are so costly to Big Food that it has repeatedly tried to kill the messenger rather than clean up its act.