Friday, September 20, 2019

National Liberal Groups to Push ‘Record’ Number of 2016 Ballot Measures

This year, national liberal groups are pushing ballot measures to tackle issues, such as gun control, marijuana legalization and increasing the minimum wage, that prove popular in polls but that politicians have generally avoided.

Organic Farmers Score New Victory in ‘David and Goliath’ GMO Fight

Jackson County, Oregon wins new protections against cultivation of genetically engineered crops.

Income Inequality Is a Health Hazard—Even for the Rich

A public health researcher explains why life expectancy in the United States is falling, and it has to do with income inequality rising.

FDA Bans Three Chemicals Linked to Cancer From Food Packaging

The FDA is banning three grease-resistant chemical substances, including PFCs, which are linked to cancer and birth defects from use in food packaging.

Homeless Activists Go Organic And Feed An Entire Shelter With Rooftop Garden

Activists in Atlanta are working with the homeless to produce healthy organic food instead of expecting donations.

Meet the 20-Year-Old Fighting to End Food Waste While Taking Finals

College sophomore Maria Rose Belding is helping connect more than 200 large-scale food banks nationwide through her online database.

The Future of Food: 16 Most Exciting Stories for 2016

Here we have selected 16 stories that represent the most exciting food trends for 2016.

The Looming Environmental Disaster in Missouri that Nobody is Talking About

When an unstoppable underground fire meets radioactive waste in Missouri — nobody really knows what happens next.

The Egg Industry, Scrambling

The egg industry has fought the legislative mandates, arguing that banning cages will cost producers and consumers more, without improving animal welfare.

Coke’s PR Scam Explodes

The jig is up for the sugar-water purveyor’s bogus obesity study group.