Tuesday, August 4, 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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Comparing poverty in India and America

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Bernie groups break free of Dems: New party rising?

The beauty of the foregoing strategy is that it seeks a viable new party through a graduated series of accomplishable, grassroots-based electoral successes.

‘History will not judge this kindly’: DNC Platform Committee votes down Medicare for All...

"The fact that our nation is the only advanced industrial country without universal healthcare cannot be blamed on Republican obstruction alone. It was also caused by Democratic leaders who've spent decades catering to corporate interests."

Disease-denying propaganda spews a pandemic of pandemonium!

We'll judge Trump Medieval Madness as we do other historic low points, like McCarthyism, interning the Japanese or 250 years of slavery plus a century of Jim Crow brutality.

House passes $740 billion defense bill amid the major struggles of the pandemic

“In the midst of a pandemic—as people across the country struggle to make rent, to pay their bills, to survive a deadly disease—it should be unthinkable.”