Tuesday, April 7, 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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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.

Bernie Sanders calls for ‘boldest legislation in history’ to halt spiraling COVID-19 catastrophe

"Senator Sanders' economic rescue principles speak to the bold, fast action needed to protect and support people and prevent corporations from consolidating economic and political power amidst a crisis."

Travesty averted: An uplifting poem for the pandemic

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

Wall Street wins—again

A relief package for whom?

Factory farms create the perfect conditions to spread viral infections like COVID-19

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