Monday, November 18, 2019

Tag: USDA

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.

Trump administration’s attacks on science already surpass two Bush terms

Trump may have lauded the Apollo 11 mission, but his administration has launched more than 100 attacks on science.

Farmers hit back as USDA Chief Sonny Perdue mocks those harmed...

Farmers facing record bankruptcies and collapsing incomes due to President Donald Trump's escalating trade war with China were not amused by U.S. Agriculture Secretary...

The USDA wants to privatize food safety inspections

"This dangerous proposal could rid beef slaughter plants of most government inspectors."

Will the Trump USDA deliver on the dietary guidelines for Americans?...

The bottom line is this: if it is important to ensure the guidelines are evidence-based, it is essential to recognize that even evidence-based guidelines are only as effective as their implementation.

Trump administration releases new rules on school nutrition standards, rolls back...

Last week marked the first of many rollbacks the Trump administration and the USDA are planning on the way the USDA administers school lunch programs.

USDA releases final GMO labeling standards

"Most studies have shown that consumers expect highly processed ingredients to be labeled and many food manufacturers want to provide that information."

‘Mass starvation plan:’ Trump USDA to push work requirements for food...

"This regulation blatantly ignores the bipartisan farm bill that the president is signing today and disregards over 20 years of history giving states flexibility to request waivers based on local job conditions."

A new economic model for the South: Ditch corporate welfare and...

“With modest increases in public investment in technical support and start-up capital … cooperatives could greatly expand into new markets, employ significant numbers of people, and contribute healthier food to their communities.”

Pressure is on the Senate to reject Trump’s nominee for chief...

"We urge the Senate to listen to the American people and reject this pesticide industry loyalist who will put corporate profits over farmers, public health, and our environment."

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In a major win for the environment, world’s largest bank says goodbye to fossil...

The bank's decision to end all financing of oil, gas, and coal projects after 2021 will make it the first multilateral lender to rule out financing for projects that contribute to the climate crisis.

Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

America’s arms sales addiction

The 50-year history of U.S. dominance of the Middle Eastern arms trade.