Monday, April 6, 2020

Scathing Report Blames State and Federal Government For Flint Water Crisis

“The Flint water crisis occurred when state-appointed emergency managers replaced local representative decision-making in Flint, removing the checks and balances and public accountability that come with public decision-making.”

Kellogg’s and Mars Announce GMO Labeling as Big Food Cracks

Both Mars and Kellogg’s are from the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) coalition of Big Food that has been fighting against GMO labeling in the U.S. for the past few years.

‘Hands Off My Birth Control’: Activists Demand US Supreme Court Protect Women’s Health

'Denying any woman the healthcare she needs and is guaranteed by law is discrimination, plain and simple'

European Environment Committee Votes Against Glyphosate Renewal

"So long as serious concerns remain about the carcinogenicity and endocrine disruptive properties of the herbicide glyphosate, the EU Commission should not renew its authorization."

Starbucks Brews Up Food Donation Plan to Stop Hunger in America

Leftover panini and sandwiches at the chain’s stores will be taken to local food banks and pantries.

United Kingdom Proposes Soda Tax in Ongoing Fight Against Obesity

It’s a reversal by Prime Minister David Cameron, who previously rejected such a policy.

Maryland Passes a Bill to Save Its Bees

Maryland is poised to become the first state to ban a popular pesticide for consumer use.

General Mills Announces GMO Labeling for US Products

General Mills, the Minneapolis-based food giant, has announced Friday that consumers all over the U.S. will soon begin seeing GMO labeling legislated by the state of Vermont on many General Mills products.

Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene For All by 2030

“Millions of people should not have to wait for years to have safe water, proper toilets and better hygiene.”

Portland Becomes 7th City to Sue Monsanto Over PCB Contamination

“If Monsanto gets its way, the American people will pay a high price for corporate greed and political corruption.”