Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tag: food

Factory farms create the perfect conditions to spread viral infections like...

An alarming 75 percent of new or emerging diseases start in animals.

Sustainable wine is less damaging to the environment, but how can...

The eco-footprint of the wine industry is significant, and some wineries are taking steps to reduce their impact.

Following house approval, U.S. has a chance to ban the cruel...

Sharks are killed 30 percent faster than they can reproduce, including for the inhumane fin trade.

Roman chef feeds the homeless in a lifelong mission to help...

Dino Impagilazzo's mission is now made up of 300 volunteers who cook and serve hot meals near train stations and in St. Peter's Square to help feed the growing number of homeless people in Rome.

Global food waste higher than previously estimated, new study reveals

Global food waste is a much bigger problem than previously thought. A new study confirmed that people waste more than twice as...

Corporate ‘cage-free’ commitments are only meaningful with accountability

Reducing the suffering of chickens can only happen if companies follow through on their promises.

Palm oil in snack foods could be destroying the world’s ‘orangutan...

Food manufacturers may be causing the destruction of a nationally protected wildlife reserve in Indonesia.

If factory farm conditions are unhealthy for animals, they’re bad for...

Lack of governmental oversight of factory farms has created a public health crisis of antibiotic-resistance diseases in people.

There are 2,000 untested chemicals in packaged foods—and it’s legal

A report by the Environmental Working Group reveals that an estimated 2,000 untested chemicals, several of them known or suspected carcinogens, are legally present in conventional packaged foods sold in U.S. supermarkets. But this major public health concern is largely unrecognized by the Food and Drug Administration, which operates under a policy on food additives dating back to 1958.

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Monsanto documents predicted damage to US farms

Dozens of U.S. farms have joined together to sue Monsanto (now Bayer) and BASF in order to hold them accountable for the damage of millions of acres of farmland and crops.

Elizabeth Warren introduces plan to protect elections during coronavirus pandemic

"Congress must act to protect our upcoming elections, keep voters and poll workers safe, and safeguard our electoral institutions for the long haul."

Travesty averted: An uplifting poem for the pandemic

There are times when well-meaning "message poetry" captures the moment and touches heart strings.

A nurse bought protective supplies for her colleagues using GoFundMe. The hospital suspended her.

How a confrontation in one of the nation’s coronavirus hotspots illustrates a troubling national trend.

Trump’s COVID-19 power grab

In his mind, the coronavirus crisis is just another opportunity.