Thursday, November 21, 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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Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

In a major win for the environment, world’s largest bank says goodbye to fossil...

The bank's decision to end all financing of oil, gas, and coal projects after 2021 will make it the first multilateral lender to rule out financing for projects that contribute to the climate crisis.

Enough with the fake rhino horns

Scientists have once again developed a method to fabricate horns in the lab, supposedly to disrupt poachers and wildlife traffickers. Here’s why that won’t work.

Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."