Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders’ Single-Payer Healthcare Plan Will Save American Families $1200 a Year

According to an analysis by Politifact, Sanders' plan "Medicare for All" would cost taxpayers an average of $1200 less than they are paying now under the Affordable Care Act.

What the Catastrophic Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Teaches Us About Our Addiction to Fossil...

To prevent more disasters like Aliso Canyon in California and around the country we need an emergency statewide effort to shut down facilities that lack basic safety equipment, including Aliso Canyon.

Taiwan Bans GMOs in Schools, Mandates Strict Label Laws

Taiwan has banned schools across the nation from serving GMOs to students, citing health and safety concerns. Mandatory labeling of GMOs is also required on all food products that contain 3 percent or more GMOs.

Michigan’s Water Crisis Has Gotten So Bad The National Guard Has Been Deployed

It's the governor's latest attempt to address a growing public health crisis.

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.