The industry spends billions of dollars convincing Americans that bottled water is safer than tap -- even though more than two-thirds of it comes from municipal water sources.
Mike Ludwig of Truthout: Researchers have found that plastic pollution is penetrating deep into the marine food chain.
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Critic, novelist and professor at the University of Massachusetts, Kirby Farrell is the author of "Post-Traumatic Culture" and, most recently, "Berserk Style in American Culture" (Palgrave 2011).