Wednesday, November 13, 2019

There are 2,000 untested chemicals in packaged foods—and it’s legal

A report by the Environmental Working Group reveals that an estimated 2,000 untested chemicals, several of them known or suspected carcinogens, are legally present in conventional packaged foods sold in U.S. supermarkets. But this major public health concern is largely unrecognized by the Food and Drug Administration, which operates under a policy on food additives dating back to 1958.

‘US can lead the world in finding the global cure for AIDS:’ Sanders announces...

"What we need is a grassroots political movement that will stand up to the greed of the pharmaceutical industry and take the steps necessary to ensure we end the AIDS epidemic by 2025..."

Warren and Sanders: Medicare for All: Without a public option, it’s dead in the...

In this country, we have private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, and the VA (veterans) system. How in the world did that ever happen?

Now is the time to win national improved Medicare for All

If the movement continues to build support and keeps Medicare for All a central issue in the 2020 election, we can win National Improved Medicare for All in the early 2020s.

Hundreds of nurses stage die-in in front of Speaker Pelosi’s San Francisco office

On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of nurses and activists took to the streets of San Francisco to demand that Speaker Pelosi fight for the Medicare for All Act, H.R. 1384.

Monsanto wins $7.7b lawsuit in Brazil – but farmers’ fight to stop its ‘amoral’...

Monsanto has long had the upper hand over the farmers who use its products. But the momentum may be shifting.

Japanese fisheries collapsed due to pesticides, new research says

"Let's hope this is a wake-up call for Asian countries and they move to quickly ban the chemicals from paddyfields."

As the planet warms and mosquitos thrive, one billion people could be exposed to...

“The risk of disease transmission is a serious problem, even over the next few decades."

My breast cancer journey revealed the flaws of an unjust health system

Our ability to care for ourselves during a health crisis should not be dependent on generous employers or on our zip code.

Trump wellness programs would gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions

The ACA’s pre-existing condition protections are among the law’s more popular and important elements.