Thursday, April 22, 2021

USDA Shirking Obligation to Give Consumers Clarity Over Herbicide Residues on Food

The Environmental Protection Agency, which sets the tolerance levels allowed for glyphosate and other pesticides has said glyphosate is safe at certain defined tolerance levels, and has actually raised those tolerance levels in recent years.

How America’s Embrace of GMOs and Pesticides Could Trigger “Downfall” of EU Farmers

TTIP trade agreement will be boon to Big Ag, study finds.

This City Wants to Ban Junk Food From Vending Machines

New legislation would nix unhealthy items from property owned by the city of San Francisco.

China Bans New Coal Mines: Why Hasn’t U.S. Done the Same?

Should President Obama should use his last year in office to effectively put measures in place that keep fossil fuels in the ground?

Nestle, Pepsi Fined for Concealing GMOs as Campbell Soup Announces Voluntary Label

Six major food manufacturers have recently received fines for concealing the presence of GMOs in their products.

EPA Scientists Call Foul on Fracking Study, Say Findings ‘Inconsistent With Data Presented’

Meanwhile, a new paper published Jan. 6 in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental and Epidemiology only emphasizes why further evaluations on fracking fluids are a must.

Famine and Government Neglect in Ethiopia

Donor countries also have a long-term responsibility to the people they purport to support. To this end the governments of Britain, America and the European Union must ensure that the Ethiopian government put in place visionary plans to mitigate the impact of any future drought.

One of the Most Iconic American Food Companies Now Supports GMO Labeling

Campbell’s Soup says it will label its products on its own if a national standard is not set.

New Study Highlights Big Unknowns of Public Health Harm From Fracking’s Chemical Cocktail

Researchers had information on reproductive and developmental toxicity for only 24 percent of over 1,000 chemicals they looked at.

Monsanto Cuts 16% of Work Force as Sales in Roundup Herbicide Fall 34%

Monsanto has been struggling for investor confidence following the announcement in March 2015 that the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency had declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller – glyphosate – a “probable human carcinogen”.