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How Carbon Farming Can Help Stop Climate Change in Its Tracks

Ninety people are gathered along a trench—maybe 20 feet long, five feet deep, and three feet wide—in the Montana prairie. It's an overcast spring day, with a cool breeze stirring the grass. Children clamber around the edges of the trench while the adults crouch or stand, listening to a woman pacing at the bottom, pointing out roots and different layers of exposed earth, talking about how the soil can save us from a climate catastrophe.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Critics Question Ethics Behind Impossible Burger's Rapid Fast-Food Expansion

Last week, Redwood City's Impossible Foods announced it received $300 million in new investments now that Burger King plans to serve its faux-meat Impossible Burger at 7,200 locations nationwide.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Meet the Sioux Chef: Revitalizing Native Foodways

From the plains of the Midwest, a new and surprising trend in the world of healthy local food is gaining ground thanks to Sean Sherman, an Oglala Lakota Sioux and founder of The Sioux Chef, a nonprofit organization aiming to revive the traditional Native American diet through hands-on education and the use of indigenous ingredients.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Regenerative Fiber Farming

It was sheep shearing day on my grandpa's ranch in the mid-20th century, and all I knew was that I was having fun. Everyone, including Grandpa, was clad in blue denim jeans on this sunny day. Gathered with other neighboring small-scale ranchers, we sheared and then stuffed and stomped wool into the gigantic bag that would be taken to market.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Exposing the Dirty Business Behind the Designer Label

Even before it gets worn once, that new T-shirt you bought is already dirtier than you can imagine. It's soaked through with toxic waste, factory smog and plastic debris—all of which is likely just a few spin cycles away from an incinerator, or maybe a landfill halfway around the world.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

The Battle Over Air Quality Near Factory Farms on the Eastern Seaboard

Twenty-four years ago, Sam Berley bought a little house on a quiet stretch of Backbone Road in rural Princess Anne, Maryland. Today, the house appears tiny, because it's dwarfed by six massive metal barns that together house more than 250,000 chickens. The closest one is just 240 feet away.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

How to Cook Kale

With its impressive array of nutrients — fiber, antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamins A, K and C, and omega-3 and -6 fats â€” it's not surprising that kale is now dubbed a “superfood,” and has found its way into many recipes, such as salads and soups, and even as a healthy snack. Its exceptionally high amount of protein — 2 grams in every 100-gram serving â€” for a vegetable has caused it to earn the moniker “the new beef.”

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Sunrise Movement Calls for Mass Climate Demonstration Outside Democratic Debate in Detroit

On Monday night, at the final stop on the Sunrise Movement's “Road to a Green New Deal” tour across the United States, the group called for a mass, youth-led mobilization to pressure Democratic candidates to make the 2020 election a referendum on climate change.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

180 Countries — Except Us — Agree to Plastic Waste Agreement

Almost every country in the world, except the United States, agreed to a deal on Friday that would sharply reduce the amount of plastic being washed into the world's oceans. The legally binding framework for reducing plastic waste means countries will have to monitor and track thousands of types of plastic waste outside their borders.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

U.S. Organic Sales Pass $50 Billion Mark for First Time

U.S. organic sales continue to outpace the broader market, surpassing $50 billion for the first time last year, as pesticide-free, non-GMO products take a bigger slice of the total consumer dollars spent every year. That rate is slowing from earlier this decade, a sign that the organic market is maturing and new types of health and wellness claims are fragmenting consumer spending.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

The World's Happiest People Already Have a Green New Deal, and They Love It

According to the latest report from the United Nation's Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Nordics are once again in the top tier of the World's Happiest People. This year's report, which came out March 20, pulled together the scores from the last three years to build a composite score, revealing that the four happiest countries from 2016-2018 are Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, with Sweden coming in seventh.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Up Next – Trial in Monsanto's Hometown Set for August After $2 Billion Roundup Cancer Verdict

After three stunning courtroom losses in California, the legal battle over the safety of Monsanto's top-selling Roundup herbicide is headed for the company's hometown, where corporate officials can be forced to appear on the witness stand, and legal precedence shows a history of anti-corporate judgments.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Trump: Importing Dangerous Medicines and Food and Keeping Consumers in the Dark

Conservatives favor consumer choice. Consumer information is vital to make that choice meaningful. Corporatists, masquerading as conservatives, do not care about informed consumer choice. Donald Trump is a corporatist, as are the vast majority of Republicans in his Cabinet and in Congress.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Forget the Anthropocene: We've Entered the Synthetic Age

One fact about our time is becoming increasingly well-known. No matter how far you travel, no matter in which direction you point, there is nowhere on Earth that remains free from the traces of human activity. The chemical and biological signatures of our species are everywhere.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

The Secret Ingredients in a Nonorganic Diet Harm You

For years I have advocated for an organic diet to maximize your health, avoid many health problems and help the environment. Choosing organic foods reduces your exposure to pesticides, herbicides and dangerous genetically engineered (GE) foods, which comprise almost all nonorganic foods and are typically unlabeled.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Revealed: Air Pollution May Be Damaging 'Every Organ in the Body'

Air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, according to a comprehensive new global review. The research shows head-to-toe harm, from heart and lung disease to diabetes and dementia, and from liver problems and bladder cancer to brittle bones and damaged skin. Fertility, foetuses and children are also affected by toxic air, the review found.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Sleeping Pills Get Black Box Warning Following Accidental Deaths

April 30, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will require sedative-hypnotics — a class of sleep medication used to treat insomnia — to carry a black box warning stating drug side effects may include dangerous behaviors done while sleeping, such as eating, walking, driving or engaging in a range of activities in your sleep that can lead to injury or death.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Where Do Food Banks Fit in to the Fight for a Green New Deal?

Americans are suffering from hunger and food insecurity at alarming rates. As a result, emergency food networks have expanded significantly across the United States since the early 1980s; they've also become more institutionalized. This trend is especially apparent in the 200 food banks operating under the Feeding America banner all over the U.S.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

How a Sustainable Food System is Built

We all eat food. Most of us every day. Most of us several times a day. Food is undoubtedly one of the most constant and impactful aspects of our lives. And the ways that we produce — and consume it — are impactful as well.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Patagonia is Going All in on a Little-Known Farming Technique Its Founder Calls 'the Number One Thing Humans Can Do to Combat Global Warming.' Here's How It Works.

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario wants to change the way the world grows crops, and she's ready to take on any entrenched powers that would stand in the way. Marcario is one of Business Insider's " 100 People Transforming Business," and in an interview for the feature, she kept coming back to one of her passions for the last couple years: regenerative organic agriculture.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Controversial Drug Ractopamine Is Back in the News—And Still in Your Food

A controversial drug allowed in meat production in the U.S.—but banned in 160 other countries—is in the news again. This time, it's because the Trump administration, as part of a trade deal, is trying to force China to allow imports of U.S. pork raised with ractopamine.

 

Ractopamine is a beta-agonist routinely fed to pigs, cattle and turkey raised in industrial factory farms, or in industry parlance, “concentrated animal feeding farms,” or CAFOs. The drug mimics the effects of adrenaline, and is used to increase muscle tissue and make animals grow faster. It's manufactured by Elanco Animal Health, until recently a division of drug giant Eli Lilly & Co.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

California Banned Foie Gras. Ask Your State to Do the Same.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently affirmed California's ban on foie gras, a so-called “luxury” food made from the enlarged livers of ducks and geese who have been fattened through force-feeding.

It's time for other states to follow California's lead and ban the inherently cruel practice of force-feeding birds!

TAKE ACTION: Please ask your state legislators to join California in banning foie gras. (If you live in California, please modify your message to say: “Thank you for banning foie gras.”)

(16/05/2019 @ 06:20)

USDA Sued Over Failure to Address High Rates of Fecal Bacteria on Chicken

While there are many environmental and human health hazards associated with modern food production, perhaps one of the most pressing concerns for any given individual is the ever-rising risk of food poisoning.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Bill to Limit CAFO Regulations Passes Legislature

While an ongoing Senate filibuster effectively killed a House bill that would limit authority to inspect animal farming operations, a Senate bill that would limit local authority over concentrated animal feeding operations passed the legislature on Tuesday after a two-and-a-half-hour House floor debate.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Coca-Cola Most Common Source of Packaging Pollution on UK Beaches – Study

Coca-Cola bottles and cans are the most commonly found items of packaging pollution on British beaches, making up nearly 12% of all litter, research by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has found.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Scientists Around the World Are Working to Turn Agricultural Waste Into Food, Packaging and More

When we pick up a piece of fruit, bar of chocolate or package of flour, we don't often think of the massive amounts of agricultural waste — the stems, leaves, seed pods and more — that never make it off the farm. Yet the scale of agricultural waste is huge. Globally, crop residues — the plant waste left in the field after harvest — totaled 5 billion metric tons (5.5 billion tons) in 2013, according to a 2018 Brazilian study.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

How Soil Carbon Can Help Tackle Climate Change

Maintaining soil organic matter is critical to tackling climate change because soil organic matter is rich in carbon. Soil carbon is also the keystone element controlling soil health, which enables soils to be resilient as droughts and intense rainfall events increasingly occur.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Trump's Plans for Protecting Polluters Have Been a Devastating Success

In the first days of the Donald Trump presidency, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon famously described the administration's plans for the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” Despite the constant apparent chaos in parts of the West Wing, Trump officials throughout the executive branch have lived up to this promise to use bureaucratic tools to throttle federal law enforcement of polluters and corporations.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Bayer's $2 Billion Roundup Damages Boost Pressure to Settle

Bayer AG was ordered to pay more than $2 billion in damages to a California couple that claimed they got cancer as a result of using its Roundup weedkiller for about three decades, raising pressure on the company to settle thousands of similar lawsuits.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $2 Billion to Cancer Victims

After less than two full days of deliberations, a California jury ordered Monsanto to pay just over $2 billion in punitive and compensatory damages to a married couple who both developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma they say was caused by their many years of using Roundup products.

After listening to 17 days of trial testimony, jurors said Monsanto must pay $1 billion to Alberta Pilliod, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma brain cancer  in 2015, and another $1 billion to her husband Alva Pilliod, who was diagnosed in 2011 with non-Hodgkin lymphoma that spread from his bones to his pelvis and spine. The couple, who are both in their 70s,  started using Roundup in the 1970s and continued using the herbicide until only a few years ago. The jury also awarded the couple a total of $55 million in damages for past and future medical bills and other losses.

(01/01/1970 @ 01:00)

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