Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tag: organic

Buyers should beware of organic labels on nonfood products

Without effective oversight, unscrupulous retailers have an incentive to continue cashing in on the organic seal.

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.

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

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

Berry farmers break free from Big Agriculture

These farmworkers created an organic co-op that guarantees fair wages and healthy working conditions while preserving indigenous heritage.

Long live the Jersey tomato

Instead of trying to squeeze nature into a high-tech, corporate model, our food system should cooperate with nature.

Trump caves to Big Ag, reverses humane requirements for “USDA Organic”...

Consumers pay more for organic with the expectation that the animals are treated more humanely than in conventional farming.

Why Trump’s shrinking of Bears Ears will be reversed

Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.

Michael Flynn’s Russia timeline

Below are some key events in the Russia investigation involving Flynn from our larger story, “Timeline of Russia Investigation.”

2017 was terrible for food policy. But 2018 could shake things...

Will the farm bill and midterm elections put food back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill?

Earth dinner

Most of us don't realize that our dinner tells many stories, embodying our personal histories, family memories, music, art, and other connections... besides our tummies.

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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.

Ex-pharma lobbyist embedded in White House tanked drug pricing bill, while his former employer...

Trump’s top healthcare adviser, former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan, strenuously lobbied within the White House and on Capitol Hill against price negotiations.

What was the point of Soleimani’s assassination?

The Trump regime had no authority to assassinate a senior Iranian general. Nor did it have a reason to do so, except to reap revenge upon his past acts.

Trump’s loosening of pork inspection regulations fails to protect consumers from illness and death...

"Food safety is one of the most important protections in our country and gifting the slaughter industry self-regulation powers will mean pork eaters in this country will be facing higher threats of disease.”

Our country, the United States, is a rogue nation and our leaders are criminals

Should we fear for the future of this rogue nation and of the world?