Saturday, October 24, 2020

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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The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.

Ten uplifting teaching moments from President Fiasco

How to achieve peace in our time, universal happiness, and healthy goodwill towards our neighbor.

Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act introduced in Senate

“This is the bill we have been waiting for. It draws on the latest science to tap the treasure-trove of ocean solutions to accelerate progress on climate change. The outcome? People win, the economy wins, nature wins.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

To prevent voter intimidation, Michigan has banned open carry guns at polling places

“The presence of firearms at the polling place, clerk’s office(s), or absent voter counting board may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others present.”