Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: agriculture

New report highlights pesticides’ overlooked climate connection

New assessment by Pesticides Action Network North America examines the “vicious cycle” linking these fossil fuel–derived chemicals and climate change.

About one-third of the food Americans buy is wasted, hurting the...

And when food goes bad, the land, labor, water, chemicals and energy that went into producing, processing, transporting, storing and preparing it are wasted too.

Building community, one fruit tree at a time

“Urban fruit foraging,” it’s called.

New report ranks 17 major US food manufacturers on their actions...

The report was conducted by As You Sow and found General Mills, Lamb Weston, Del Monte, and PepsiCo to score the highest when it came their actions to reduce the growing risk of pesticide use.

Personal interview: Professor Mark Skidmore What are the Prospects for Peace?

Mark Skidmore talks about how the role of everyday citizens in affecting the relationship the U.S. now has and will have with the rest of the world community.

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for...

With concerted efforts and investments, they could be expanded to achieve a pace and scale that will help address climate change.

New study finds correlation between specific pesticides and central nervous system...

"Policy interventions to reduce pesticide exposure in individuals residing near agricultural fields should be considered to protect the health of children."

64% of world’s farmland at risk from pesticide pollution, study finds

"This is important because the wider scientific literature has found that pesticide pollution can have adverse impacts on human health and the environment."

Overhaul the USDA

For decades, the agriculture department has been indifferent to struggling rural communities. That has to change.

Almost 90% of the world’s animal species will lose some habitat...

With swift, ambitious and coordinated action, we can indeed provide a healthy and secure diet for the world’s population without further major loss of habitats.

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Behold, the new GOP culture wars

The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.

White House says GOP bill would force ‘one of the biggest Medicare benefit cuts’...

"House Republicans are trying to slash lifelines for middle-class families on behalf of rich special interests," said a White House spokesperson.

Outrage as Biden Administration recommends major Alaska oil project

"The project is “drastically out of step with the Biden administration’s goals to slash climate pollution and transition to clean energy,” but that “it’s not too late for him to step up and pull the plug on this carbon bomb."

‘More training’ is not the answer to police terror

The death of Tyre Nichols doesn’t have to be in vain – there are numerous opportunities for action at the local and national level to rein in out of control police terror.

In New York Times op-ed, US physician blasts ‘lucrative system of for-profit medicine’

"Doctors' sense of our complicity in putting profits over people has grown more difficult to ignore."