Saturday, September 25, 2021

Tag: USDA

Food insecurity soared roughly 9% last year for Americans

While the Biden administration approved the largest expansion of food benefits the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has ever seen, “transformational change” still needs to be a focus.

USDA makes historic increase for SNAP benefits

“A modernized Thrifty Food Plan is more than a commitment to good nutrition – it’s an investment in our nation’s health, economy, and security.”

USDA may allow genetically modified trees to be released into the...

“Our natural forests that support wildlife and the economic sovereignty of rural communities will rapidly be replaced with tree plantations for wood pellets, paper and more, leaving environmental and climate injustice in their wake.”

USDA may allow genetically modified trees to be released into the...

A genetically engineered chestnut tree may be the first to spread into forests, setting dangerous global precedents.

Why the USDA is being sued—again

The USDA is facing lawsuits for shirking its responsibility to protect birds from animal welfare violations.

‘Anything but secure’: advocates decry USDA rule allowing Big Ag to...

"Consumers have a right to know how gene editing is being used to produce the foods they buy in the market."

‘Grotesque, deadly failure’: Trump USDA under fire for allowing millions of...

“The Agriculture Department took more than a month to make its first significant move to buy up surplus fruits and vegetables.”

USDA is removing safeguards on food while everyone else is fighting...

Tell Congress to stop allowing USDA food safety waivers. This is no time to gamble with Americans' health.

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.

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“We are unstoppable!” Some of the lessons from Occupy Wallstreet, 10 years later

“One of the main contributions of Occupy was ‘the 99 percent.’”

What to do with America’s nonconformist anti-vaxxers?

Final thought and a warning for nonconformists: understand that the greatest threat to your freedoms will not come from government mandates, but when the deadly virus comes after you.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

The never ending cycle of nuclear insanity

Please repeat after me: No excuses. No compromise. No fear.