Monday, November 18, 2019

Tag: food health

75% of world’s honey laced with pesticides

The impact on bees of continuing to use these pesticides is expected to have widespread consequences.

How to feed ourselves in a time of climate crisis

Here are 13 of the best ideas for a just and sustainable food system, from saving seeds to curbing food waste.

Ignore the lame excuses: What 300,000 escaped salmon prove about factory...

Sustainable-food advocates want to love aquaculture – yet it comes with so many risks.

U.S. bans Brazilian beef imports

The United States Department of Agriculture suspended fresh beef imports from Brazil until the country “takes corrective action” to address “public health concerns, sanitary conditions, and animal health issues” in its cattle supply chain.

Data reveals farmed salmon to be one of the most toxic...

Is this omega-rich food worth the risk?

It’s official: KFC goes drug-free to fight superbug crisis

The transition to responsible antibiotics use in the chicken industry has happened in the span of just four years, proving that where there is a will, there is a way.

California judge rules against Monsanto, allows cancer warning on Roundup

It’s great to see democracy is alive and well in California where judges are still willing to stand up for science, even against the most powerful corporate polluters.

Judge to FDA: Agency must pull aside curtain on GE salmon

The public has a right to know how the agency came to this seemingly ill-informed decision, especially because the FDA’s approach will likely serve as a precedent for the assessment of future GE food animals.

USDA approves 2 new varieties of GMO potatoes

It's hardly an exaggeration to say that over the past two decades, the agriculture industry in the U.S. has wholeheartedly embraced GMO crops with gusto

New York Times Takes Critical Look at False Promise of GMOs

Hakim’s conclusion, he points out, is similar to a report from the National Academy of Sciences that found GMO crops have not, to date, increased actual yields and should not be exclusively relied upon to meet long-term food security needs.

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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.

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.

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."

America’s arms sales addiction

The 50-year history of U.S. dominance of the Middle Eastern arms trade.