Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tag: food system

FDA confirms string of 5,000 synthetic chemicals contaminates US food system

"What this calls for is additional research to determine how widespread this contamination is and how high the levels are."

Glyphosate found in 19 of 20 beers and wines tested

"Due to glyphosate's many health risks and its ubiquitous nature in our food, water and alcohol, the use of glyphosate in the U.S. should be banned unless and until it can be proven safe."

Organic for All: New study shows eating organic reduces levels of...

"Everyone has the right to clean organic food. That is a human right."

USDA releases final GMO labeling standards

"Most studies have shown that consumers expect highly processed ingredients to be labeled and many food manufacturers want to provide that information."

Chemicals on our food: When ‘safe’ may not really be safe

Scientific scrutiny of pesticide residue in food grows – regulatory protections are being questioned.

5 people died from eating lettuce, but Trump’s FDA still won’t...

The FDA’s lack of urgency dumbfounds food safety scientists.

Our food system is racist: Here’s how to fix it

Racism still stands in the way of a good-food revolution.

4 not-so-easy ways to dismantle racism in the food system

Our food system is built on stolen land and exploited labor. Here’s what we can do to fix it.

A Haven from the Animal Holocaust

Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen is an animal sanctuary for rescuing farm animals. Because the abuse of animals at the hands of factory farm operators is unfathomable and “we are saying they are as important as any other individual.”

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Cheap renewables could make 90% of proposed gas power plants — and many pipelines...

Within 26 years, virtually all gas power plants will be economically obsolete in many states.

Dangerous levels of plastic found in children’s bodies finds new study

"It can't be that every fourth child between three and five years old is so heavily burdened with chemicals that long-term damage cannot safely be ruled out."

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action

Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections

The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.

What George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission

George Carlin’s quip reminds us to demand the other score: the horrific cost of our unequal and unsustainable status quo.