Friday, August 23, 2019

Tag: Food and Health

Why the Republican Assault on Planned Parenthood Is Morally Wrong and...

"The Republican assault on Planned Parenthood is filled with lies and distortions." Could this standoff lead to another government shutdown? While we can't say for sure, one thing is true: it's harming women’s health.

Happy Birthday Medicare

Next week, Medicare turns 50—originally signed into law on July 30, 1965. While Medicare is so popular, it continues to be blamed for America’s present and future budget problems when actually it's the greatest solution.

Private Health Care as an Act of Terrorism

The the terror of unattainable health care is plaguing the U.S. Is being sick and having nowhere to turn terrorizing far too many Americans?

Big Food and Hotel Giants Trying to Peddle Plastic ‘Authenticity’

More and more businesses across the country are adopting an attitude providing a buy-local, un-corporate, anti-chain alternative for customers. But beware of the corporations that are playing the profitable imitation game—don't be duped.

VIDEO: Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, but Can It Survive Entry...

While Cuba was forced to build a largely organic farming system out of necessity when the Soviet Union collapsed, what will happen now that the country will enter the U.S. agribusiness?

The Real Drug Racket

Big Pharma "cornered the market on life-saving heart drugs" and guess what happened next: they jacked up the prices. Are pharmaceutical companies' business models based on legalized price gouging?

A Bacon-Wrapped Cholesterol Bomb

Bacon continues to add to the growing obesity epidemic in America, not to mention the health problems that come with it. So could Little Caesars' new bacon-wrapped pizza, with an excess of toppings, help land you in the emergency room?

Genuine Corporate Posers

Many people are no longer eating at fast food restaurants, they prefer to dine at upstart, independent outfits. But most of these outlets are owned by corporate fast-food giants. So are McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Pepsi trying to dupe their customers?

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Deputy resigns after charged with shooting unarmed woman and lying to investigators

Recorded on police dashcam video shooting an unarmed woman in the groin, a Florida sheriff’s deputy was indicted Wednesday on charges that...

‘This illegal and dangerous pipeline must be shut down’: Standing Rock Sioux renew the...

The tribe is asking for a pause in construction while a thorough environmental assessment, this time with input from the tribe is conducted.

Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal plan

Yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his version of a Green New Deal proposal which seems to be the most aggressive plan compared...

Media bias and movement building: Bernie Sanders’ revolutionary 2020 campaign

“Bernie Sanders makes my skin crawl. And I can’t even identify for you what exactly it is.”                                                                                              Former assistant U.S. attorney Mimi Rocah on...

Are terrorist watch lists expanding under Trump?

My wife, Joyce, and I recently traveled to Vienna for a week, where she had been invited to perform on Austrian state...