Friday, August 12, 2022

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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While Cuba deals with blazing fire, the U.S. watches and waits

Withholding assistance at this critical time indicates to Cubans, Cuban Americans and the world that the Biden Administration is not really interested in the well-being of the Cuban people, despite statements to the contrary.

Exploring the mindsets of typical, fanatical Trump supporters: part 3

This kind of subservient attitude and blind loyalty is unbelievable, beyond comprehension, it’s as if these Trumpsters may have been mind-conditioned.

How employers are trying to thwart a wave of union drives

“Fear is a great motivator. That’s exactly how they operate.”

The Arctic is warming nearly 4x faster than the rest of the world: new research

"What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic."

Voters demand Biden take action to address ‘national crisis’ of rising housing costs

"Biden must take it upon himself to use his executive authority in order to assist those who need it the most, or we will not only have a cost-of-housing crisis in this country, but a major homelessness crisis as well."