Saturday, May 15, 2021

Tag: U.S. food system

Food apartheid: Racialized access to healthy affordable food

"Food desert" has become a common term to describe low-income communities—often communities of color—where access to healthy and affordable food is limited or where there are no grocery stores.

To understand the danger of COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants, look...

This industry has evolved since the mid-20th century in ways that make it hard for workers to advocate for safe conditions even in good times, let alone during a pandemic.

FDA confirms string of 5,000 synthetic chemicals contaminates US food system

"What this calls for is additional research to determine how widespread this contamination is and how high the levels are."

From farm to table, women in the US food system are...

The U.S. food sector depends heavily on immigrant labor and is also the lowest-paid and most exploited one in the nation.

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The end of (inconvenient) protest?

Protest has been a tool that the left has used to force government action throughout the English speaking world.

Sound the alarms, McConnell and Manchin put roadblocks in front of Biden’s agenda

When will we hear our president tell us how he plans to get all this great legislation underway in a Senate that is filled with McConnell and Manchin roadblocks?

Biden administration plans an immediate ban on menthol cigarettes

Studies prove that such bans will help people quit smoking, especially those disproportionately affected by menthol cigarettes.

What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.