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USDA announces proposal to reinstate protections for Tongass National Forest

While the Trump administration tried to open 9.2 million acres of the forest to logging and roadbuilding, the USDA's proposal will effectively reinstate the protections for Tongass National Forest.

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.

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In a resounding rejection of billionaire-funded opposition, U.S. Rep. Summer Lee secures a primary win, highlighting a growing resistance against corporate and dark money in American politics.

Global military spending hits record $2.4 trillion amidst rising conflicts

As conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza intensify, world powers led by the US ramp up military expenditures, sparking debate over global security priorities and economic consequences.

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Did the chemical industry helped fashion EPA’s testing strategy?

Climate change costs to hit $38 trillion annually by 2050

New study reveals stark economic disparities as global warming intensifies, disproportionately affecting the world's poorest nations.

Electric vehicles sales remain strong globally new report from IEA confirms

The IEA said that electric vehicle sales will reach 17 million in 2024, which is up from 14 million in 2023, according to its new Global EV Outlook 2024.