Thursday, April 18, 2019

It’s the for-profit health care industry telling us we can’t afford Medicare for All

We need leaders who represent us and not the for-profit health care industry.

Monsanto ordered to pay $80M after causing man’s cancer

The jury found Monsanto guilty of negligence and failing to adequately warn consumers of Roundup weed killer’s cancer risks.

Food companies intentionally make their products addictive, and it’s making us sick

Foods with unnaturally high levels of sugar and salt keep Americans snacking their way to obesity.
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‘The opioid crisis isn’t white:’ How the lethal epidemic affects communities of color

"Especially in the last few years, if you look at the rates of increase of opioid overdose death rates, we find that especially black Americans have had a stark increase in the death rates compared to other groups – in fact, more than white Americans."
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Are federal guidelines for prescribing opioids hurting patients with chronic pain?

This month, more than 300 doctors and medical researchers sent an open letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning patients have been harmed by a lack of clarity in guidelines for prescribing opioids.

The FDA should protect consumers, not a dying dairy industry

The dairy industry wants to restrict plant-based companies from using terms like “milk” on their labels.

New study shows link between prenatal and infant pesticide exposure and autism in children

The authors of the study believe it's imperative to "avoid prenatal and infant exposure to pesticides to protect early brain development."

Organic farms are under attack from agribusiness, weakened standards

For agrarian justice, family-scale organic farms deserve our support.

Jury finds Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer contributed to man’s cancer

“Although the evidence that Roundup causes cancer is quite equivocal, there is strong evidence from which a jury could conclude that Monsanto does not particularly care whether its product is in fact giving people cancer..."