Thursday, December 5, 2019

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.”

DARK Act Killed in the Senate—for Now—Following Procedural Vote

The legislation, which would block state GMO labeling laws, didn't receive the 60 votes it needed to proceed.

Turing Executive Fired After Questioning 5,500% Drug Price Hike

Former vice president and top lawyer for Turing Pharmaceuticals, Howard Dorfman was fired after he questioned Martin Shkreli's 5500% price increase.

Big Food Found Guilty in Multimillion Dollar Cover Up in GMO Labeling Fight

The future of food transparency in the country is now at the hands of the Senate with Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R-Kan.) Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (SAFE) expected to hit the Senate floor any day now.

We Know Nature Makes Us Happier. Now Science Says It Makes Us Kinder Too

New studies show being in nature may increase your willingness to be generous, trusting, and helpful toward others.