Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New Supreme Court ruling could make it easier to hold corporations liable for things...

A new SCOTUS ruling could open the door to corporate liability, making it easier to fight for things like climate change awareness, gun control, and the opioid crisis.

Latin America backslides in struggle to reach zero hunger goal

"More than five million children in Latin America are permanently malnourished. In a continent of abundant food, a continent of upper-middle- and high-income countries, five million children ... It's unacceptable."

Progressive Briefing for Friday, October 12

Law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice, Chinese intel officer arrested and charged with economic espionage, Enbridge Pipeline explosion forces First Nations community to flee, and more.

Monsanto seeks to undo $289M Roundup verdict as 8,700 similar lawsuits await

"This was a considerate, thoughtful and well-educated jury that looked at the science to conclude glyphosate causes cancer."

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, October 11

Bernie slams Trump’s Op-Ed and calls him a liar, Republican official caught purging tens of thousands of black voters, Monsanto seeks to undo $289M Roundup verdict, and more.

Progressive Briefing for Monday, October 8

Humans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibers in our food and water, Trump's pick for energy innovation is invested in Big Oil, and Susan Collins' challenger raises millions after vote for Kavanaugh.

Humans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibers in our food and water

As tiny fibers shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.

Critical antibiotics still used on US farm animals despite superbug crisis

The FDA is planning to release data on pharmaceutical sales for animal antibiotics for 2017 this December, which will give more indication as to how well the new regulations are working.

California bans animal-tested cosmetics from the market

“I am proud that California is the first state in the nation to take a stand against cruel cosmetic animal testing.”

5 people died from eating lettuce, but Trump’s FDA still won’t make farms test...

The FDA’s lack of urgency dumbfounds food safety scientists.