Friday, September 30, 2022

Tag: U.S. food system

New report ranks 17 major US food manufacturers on their actions...

The report was conducted by As You Sow and found General Mills, Lamb Weston, Del Monte, and PepsiCo to score the highest when it came their actions to reduce the growing risk of pesticide use.

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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New study finds ‘forever chemicals’ in rainwater

Water quality guidelines deem rainwater is now unsafe to drink.

The climate movement was built for a world before climate change—it’s time for a...

We need a mass movement that can deal with climate disasters by training people to both protect and mobilize their communities.

Why are wild horses brutally uprooted from public lands while private livestock can stay?

The Bureau of Land Management is misleading the American people about the nation’s wild horses and burros.

Highland Park victims sue gun-maker, stores over negligence and deceptive practices

Along with the company—which plaintiffs argue violated a consumer protection law—the families and victims sued an online retailer and local gun store.

We need to elect more leaders from the labor movement into government

Electing more union members to councils and mayoral posts will help to combat right-wing attacks on workers and hold local government accountable to the ordinary people it’s intended to serve.