- In the Desert, Tucson Models Affordable Food Access (Civil Eats) https://bit.ly/2HEVYLc
- Can Organics Help Rural America Rebound? (Civil Eats) https://bit.ly/2HGtcYr Some see organic farming a sure-fire way to improve struggling farm communities. Others say it will take a lot more than higher premiums to make a lasting economic difference.
- Here’s Even More Evidence That Hand Dryers Are Pretty Disgusting (Vice) https://bit.ly/2HxLV8h A new study found that they’re actually blowing bacteria onto your hands. If hand dryers are not sanitized, as an ice machine must be, they will encourage bacterial growth, the temperatures are perfect, 50°F – 176°F (10°C – 80°C), dependent on the type of bacteria, water activity, and pH… (Brooklyn CUNY) https://bit.ly/2Go0Rrp
- Napa County Measure C proponents say ag preservation needs oak woodlands protection (North Bay Business Journal) https://bit.ly/2IWasDs
- Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2vpcHgW
- Michigan State University Food Literacy and Engagement Poll (MSU) https://bit.ly/2qKsBxG
- Scientists Want to Replace Pesticides With Bacteria (Bloomberg Businessweek) https://bloom.bg/2Hzgny2
- Last year’s devastating wildfires left behind an unexpected bounty: morel mushrooms (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2HvA7CQ Unexpected to some…
- After Fires In West, Mushroom Hunters ‘Chasing the Burn’ (NPR) https://n.pr/2I3v2mi
- On The Hunt For The Elusive Morel Mushroom In Ohio’s Appalachian Country (NPR) https://n.pr/2FlM7Ff
Farmers, Farming, Ranching, Herding, Fishing & Production
- Two Years Ago, I Was a College Student – Now I’m a Farmers and It’s Completely Changed My World (AlterNet) https://bit.ly/2r65ePa The work of farming itself is remaking and shifting the way that I approach the world.
- Organic Farmer, Writer Mas Masumoto Shares Sense of Place With Wendell Berry (PBS) https://to.pbs.org/2F4MFPr
- The Women Reviving Heirloom Grains and Flour (Civil Eats) https://bit.ly/2HtMWyf Female grain growers, millers, and artisan bread bakers are collaborating to lift women’s role in bread into the spotlight.
- California Grain Campaign https://californiagrains.com/
- A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers (NPR) https://n.pr/2IGq9hZ
- Crop-Destroying Birds Better Prey These Falcons Don’t See Them (NPR) https://n.pr/2HszfCR
- Women farmers lead the way in New Hampshire (Sacramento Bee) https://bit.ly/2F1aQy9
- Stressed, Struggling, and Suicidal: America’s Farmers Are Begging or Mental Health Services (Mother Jones) https://bit.ly/2HoZCWY Trump’s trade war promises even more uncertainty.
- Suicide Rates Among Farmers are Alarmingly High. Can Federal Legislation Help? (Civil Eats) https://bit.ly/2vnfPtx The STRESS Act would provide support, but some farmers say it’s little more than a band-aid and real policy changes are needed.
- Trump to farmers amid trade war: ‘We’ll make it up’ to you (Politico) https://politi.co/2Kigu2M
- Vermont Tomato Farmer Leads Defense of Organic Principles (Seven Days) https://bit.ly/2HjpFSI
- Rural Kansas is dying. I drove 1,800 miles to find out why (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2r3YjoG A native Kansan returns home to find that the broken promises of commodity agriculture have destroyed a way of life.
- Rural Lands At Risk As Ranchers Prepares For Retirement (NPR) https://n.pr/2Ju6ySI
- The future of seafood is bait-to-plate transparency on blockchain (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2HwvbkY Sometime soon, American eaters may be able to purchase tuna labeled with a QR code that can be scanned to reveal when and where the fish was caught, and by whom…
Food and Culture
- Swedish Meatballs Are Turkish? ‘My Whole Life Has Been a Lie’ (NYT) https://nyti.ms/2HOcCce
- The Complex Code In A Potato Chip: Why We Love The Flavors We Do (NPR) https://n.pr/2qxnOyB
- Doritos, For Her (NPR) https://n.pr/2E4ZoBU
- An Indigenous Corn Makes a Comeback (Civil Eats) https://bit.ly/2HFZCVc In New York, the Iroquois White Corn Project is riving an ancient and sacred variety of white corn in hopes of improving Native nutrition and health.
- Refugee Women Cook Up Syrian Cuisine To Ike Out A Living In Turkey (NPR) https://n.pr/2HlAWkK
- Don’t Mess With The Sweet Potato Pie: A Museum Wrestles With ‘Authentic’ Black Menu (NPR) https://n.pr/2IOWpQm
- Armenia’s Ancient Motal Cheese Makes Its Way Into the Modern Age (NPR) https://n.pr/2F5Dz54
- Ouch, No! Some Scots Cry As Their Beloved Soda Gets A Less Sugary Revamp (NPR) https://n.pr/2HuAth7
- When Did Food Network Change Its Diet? (BuzzFeed) https://bzfd.it/2vPuZIf Food Network once taught us the difference between kale and chard. Why did it pivot to brioche French toast topped with pulled pork?
Seeds & Cultivars
- 5 Nonprofits Sowing the Seeds of a Better Food System (EcoWatch) https://bit.ly/2vu7298
- Scientists Have No Idea How to Fight Citrus Greening (EcoWatch) https://bit.ly/2HOFn5l
Hunger, Food Access & Security, Obesity, Malnutrition, and Nutrition
- The food industry’s food stamp problem (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2K47JsX We recently obtained data on SNAP employers from six states and found that thousands of people who work in fast-food and retail jobs don’t make enough money to buy groceries.
- Amazon gets huge subsidies to provide good jobs – but it’s a top employer of SNAP recipients in a least five state (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2F2HpMr One third of Amazon employees in Arizona need food stamps to feed themselves.
- Photos: Who Actually Benefits From Meals on Wheels (The Nation) https://bit.ly/2Gs0NIh And why did the Trump administration think it was a good idea to cut funding for these vital programs?
- Brining meals to people with food insecurity may deliver savings to the healthcare system (Los Angeles Times) https://lat.ms/2IrqNQf The research I conducted back in 2008 to justify transforming Oakland California’s Meals on Wheels and Congregate meals programs to local and sustainable foods showed that good nutrition does indeed reduce hospital admissions and length of hospital stays… The data is out there.
- Want to fix America’s health care? First, focus on food (The Conversation) https://bit.ly/2jnhtW2
- The State of US Health, 1990 – 2010 (JAMA) https://bit.ly/2GXV4Kg
- Free food for thought: Campus food pantries proliferate (Sacramento Bee) https://bit.ly/2HTojLP
- Can the Recovery Quench America’s Food Desserts? (US News & World Report) https://bit.ly/2qZMnVf In a time of seeming prosperity, millions of Americans struggle with food access and security.
- Perpetuating the Cycle of Poverty (The New Republic) https://bit.ly/2HuaDJf How the Republican Party’s proposals to reform the food stamp program will keep people down
- Republicans Propose Strict Work Requirements for Food Stamp Recipients (Mother Jones) https://bit.ly/2HjovGf “This bill attempts to change SNAP from a feeding program to a work program.”
- Study: From Welfare To A Workbased Safety Net: An Incomplete Transition (University of Michigan School of Social Work) https://bit.ly/2H1TMtO The reform and related policies did increase the economic well-being of working poor families with children. But given the economic conditions in the last 15 years, TANF has decreased the economic well-being of the nonworking, nondisabled poor, as evidenced by the increased number of disconnected and extremely poor families.
- Recent Welfare Reform Research Findings (2004) (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) https://bit.ly/2veOee0 Implications for TANF Reauthorization and State TANF Policies
- The Trouble With Medicaid Work Requirements (The Atlantic) https://theatln.tc/2nefXUo
- Research Report: Work Requirements in Social Safety Net Programs (Urban Institute) https://urbn.is/2E326aW A Status Report of Work Requirements in TANF, SNAP, Housing Assistance, and Medicaid
Gleaning, Reuse, Recycling, Composting & Waste
- Scientists Accidentally Create A Plastic Eating Enzyme (Huffington Post) https://bit.ly/2J5KvSj
- Americans Waste 150,000 Tons of Food every Day – That’s a Pound Per Person (Newsweek) https://bit.ly/2vy4N4I
- A New Study Shows the Stunning Amount of Food People Toss in the Garbage Every Day (Mother Jones) https://bit.ly/2HgIbvc And it’s people eating the healthiest who are throwing away the most food.
- Study: Relationship between food waste, diet quality, and environmental sustainability (PlosOne) https://bit.ly/2vurSoV
- Grocery stores could be donating way more food (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2Hiw38W
- The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water (Sacramento Bee) https://bit.ly/2JcrQnK
- For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line (NPR) https://n.pr/2K1Dsv3
- Rat Lungworm, the Tropical Parasite That Took Hawaii By Surprise (The New Yorker) https://bit.ly/2HD3Jl6
- Here’s what caused the 200-million-egg salmonella recall: an “ongoing rodent infestation” (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2F4yHgy
- National E. coli Outbreak Is Worsening, a Ban On Romaine Lettuce Is Recommended (MSN) https://bit.ly/2HzZabf
- CDC Warns People To Steer Clear Of Romaine As E. Coli Outbreak Spreads (Huffington Post) https://bit.ly/2HlleCS So far 53 people in 16 states have been infected
- Toss the romaine lettuce now – or risk getting E. coli illness, health officials warn (Helena Independent Record) https://bit.ly/2qMq0mM
- A surprising clue in the E. coli investigation: Sick inmates in an Alaska Prison (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2I1nhxg The outbreak that originated with Yuma, Arizona-grown romaine lettuce has taught us one thing so far: that it’s much easier to spot a pattern when everyone’s eating the same thing.
- CDC Warns People To Steer Clear Of Romaine As E. Coli Outbreak Spreads (Huffington Post) https://bit.ly/2HlleCS So far 53 people in 16 states have been infected
- Here’s what it costs restaurants when a foodborne illness outbreak occurs (CNBC) https://cnb.cx/2Hvn8Ez
- A new study puts a price on the cost of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States, which can range from a couple thousand dollars to millions
- A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health simulated a number of different types of outbreaks using common causes like norovirus, E. coli, and salmonella.
- Panera Bread is the most recent restaurant to be linked to a foodborne illness outbreak.
- Study Warns Eating Out Can Increase Phthalates, Lead To Disease (International Business Times) https://bit.ly/2qM8Sxx
- Launching the Next Generation of Latinx Farmers in Washington’s Skagit Valley (Civil Eats) https://bit.ly/2r3LWK5 The region is home to a handful of training programs helping to support new farmers and local food producers.
Children & School Food
- School Garden Apprenticeship – Teen Summer Jobs Available (Cropmobster Community Exchange, SF Bay) https://bit.ly/2qPLlL9
- The Restaurant Industry Ran a Private Poll on the Minimum Wage. It Did Not Go Well For Them. (The Intercept) https://bit.ly/2EXwgMH
- The restaurant industry is struggling to convince eaters that workers don’t deserve minimum wage (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2HkJtW8 A leaked poll conducted by the industry lobby found that diners don’t mind higher prices if they raise worker wages.
- Fast food chains like In-N-Out are quickly becoming jobs people want to have (Business Insider) https://read.bi/2JBIOfD
- America’s reluctant septuagenarian workforce (The Week) https://bit.ly/2KejmOe
- “He Grabbed My Butt. I Dumped an Entire Tray With 10 Glasses of Red Wine on Him.” (Mother Jones) https://bit.ly/2GYWiVJ
- Migrant Dreams: Canada’s Broken Promise (Al Jazeera) https://bit.ly/2HWCvXG What happens when Indonesian migrant workers trapped in debt-bondage in Canada decide to fight back?
- Farmworkers Are Living 20 to a House in California’s Bountiful Salinas Valley (Mother Jones) https://bit.ly/2HWoRQT “They can’t get people to move here, or stay here, because there’s nowhere for them to live.” Welcome to California’s housing crisis…
- In the American West, Arbitrary Poverty Designations Are Shortchanging the Rural Poor (In These Times) https://bit.ly/2HpzOt3
- Immigrant Detainees Forced To Work For $1 A Day: Lawsuit (International Business Times) https://bit.ly/2qRoBvg
- Why We Have to Go Back to a 40-Hour Work Week to Keep Our Sanity (AlterNet) https://bit.ly/2JtIDmk One hundred fifty years of research proves that shorter work hours actually raise productivity and profits – and overtime destroys them. So why do we still do this?
- Reversing Past Oppression, Cooperation Jackson Builds a Better Future (Counter Punch) https://bit.ly/2K3frDH
- Salinas Farm Workers March to Oppose Immigration Raids (Capital & Main) https://bit.ly/2K30tOg
- Animal Rights Activists Target Slaughterhouses as Worldwide Movement Grows (AlterNet) https://bit.ly/2v80HA3 Animal rights activists launch a “war of ethics and morals.”
- What’s Really in McDonald’s Happy Meals? Here’s the Awful Truth (AlterNet) https://bit.ly/2HBUT7W The fast-food chain is misleading the public by claiming to care about the millions of animals killed for its menu.
- McDonald’s Sells More Chicken Than Beef. This Campaign Demands it Treat Birds Better (Civil Eats) https://bit.ly/2HgpTdm Animal welfare groups are tackling the welfare of chickens destined for McNuggets and McChickens. But past victories don’t guarantee a success.
- Honeybees Are Struggling to Get Enough Good Bacteria (EcoWatch) https://bit.ly/2qNsEIM
- Study: Bacterial communities associated with honeybee food stores are correlated with land use (Ecology and Evolution) https://bit.ly/2HkEJeI
- If You’re Like Most Americans, You Think Farmed Animals Are Treated Well: That’s Simply Not True (AlterNet) https://bit.ly/2r7o1cV Katie Cantrell wants to educate people about what really happens on factory farms.
- Farmland Birds in France Are in Steep Decline (NYT) https://nyti.ms/2qA0uAb
- Jury awards hog farm neighbors $50 million (Raleigh News & Observer) https://bit.ly/2KiRBEd Could the tide be turning on Confined Animal Feeding Operations?
- In North Carolina, Hog Waste Is Becoming A Streamlined Fuel Source (NPR) https://n.pr/2Kc7vQR
Business, Social Enterprise & Our Economy
- The Bayer-Monsato Merger is Bad News for the Planet (Web of Debt) https://bit.ly/2r1taTF
- Here’s Why US Farmers Overwhelmingly Oppose Monsanto-Bayer Merger – and So Should You (AlterNet) https://bit.ly/2q4Yeke The proposed merger is bad for everyone – except Bayer and Monsanto.
- African American owned coffee shop looks to become next Starbucks with a different philosophy (KTVU 2) https://bit.ly/2qKoykN
- Craft Bourbon Brewers Ride The Boom, Prepare For A Bust (NPR) https://n.pr/2HhENPU
- Whole Foods Faces Internet Backlash for Opening Asian Themed ‘Yellow Fever’ Restaurant (AlterNet) https://bit.ly/2HxeEO3 A bizarre move from the grocery chain.
- 8 Dark Secrets Nobody Told You About Food At The Supermarket (Healthyway) https://bit.ly/2F54rSH
- Big food companies are trying to use free trade agreements to kill health warning labels (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2ERskNs
- Yosemite’s secretive Starbucks: café opens in park, to delight and dismay (The Guardian) https://bit.ly/2GzzWsX A new Starbucks provides convenience and caffeine to visitors, but to many it represents a trend of commercialism and 25,000 people petitioned to stop it from opening
- Report: Amazon’s online grocery sales grew 50% in Q1 (Food Dive) https://bit.ly/2HT6DQm
- “The Environment is our Economy” (Food Tank) https://bit.ly/2HquvtD
- On-third of American households have struggled to afford either food, shelter or medical care (Market Watch) https://on.mktw.net/2I43pfn
- Suspicious Organic Grain Shipment Intercepted at US Port (The Cornucopia Institute) https://bit.ly/2vtsWt5
- The South Texas Fajita Bandit Has Been Sentenced to Fifty Years in Prison (Texas Monthly) https://bit.ly/2Fk70QM The nine-year meat hustle has caught up with the former Cameron County Juvenile Detention Center worker.
- 50 years prison sentence given in fajita theft case (Brownsville Herald) https://bit.ly/2I25DJC
Water & Our Oceans
- Keystone pipeline leak in South Dakota about double previous estimate (Reuters) https://reut.rs/2qj9sl4
- Pipeline Spills 290,000 Liters of Crude Oil Emulsion in Northern Alberta (Desmog) https://bit.ly/2Hl0H5E
- Flint Residents Pay to Drink Polluted Water While Nestle Pumps Great Lakes for Profit (Truthout) https://bit.ly/2HwRVgV
- Michigan is practically giving away clean water – but not to Flint (Popular Science) https://bit.ly/2HfuCb4
- Thousands of Poor Detroiters Are About to Get Their Water Cut Off (Mother Jones) https://bit.ly/2F3dwM1 The city prepares for its fifth annual water shutoff.
- There Is an Area of Plastic in the Ocean That’s Three Times the Size of France. This 23 Year Old Thinks He Can Clean It Up. (Mother Jones) https://bit.ly/2JcRWXQ
- The Arctic faces record levels of pollution from microplastics (Think Progress) https://bit.ly/2JxwWLF Scientists trace the plastics back to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, fishing nets, and cigarettes.
- ‘Nowhere is immune:’ Researchers find record levels of microplastics in Artic Sea ice (Nation of Change) https://bit.ly/2Kez77I
- Iceland sets target of 191 kills as country resumes whaling (The Guardian) https://bit.ly/2Hb6cE1 Authorities grant whalers a quota to hunt the endangered fin whale this summer after a two-year pause
- India: Monsanto Loses Right to Patent Seeds (Daily Pioneer India) https://bit.ly/2rh89EV Delhi high Court’s ruling which forbids Monsanto from stopping supplies to seed companies is a boost to domestic seed companies, and will cub the ability of multinationals to establish seed monopoly.
- In ‘Huge Win for Pollinators, People, and the Planet,’ EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides (Common Dreams) https://bit.ly/2vWAkNW “Authorizing neonicotinoids during a quarter of a century was a mistake and led to an environmental disaster. Today’s vote is historic.”
- EU member states support near-total neonicotinoids ban (BBC) https://bbc.in/2vVFcTt
- Taiwan Announces Ban on All Plastic Bags, Straws, and Utensils (Global Citizen) https://glblctzn.me/2CRjezn All single-use plastic must be phased out by 2030.
- ‘A Scourge on Our Seas’: UK Government Takes Aim at Single Use Plastics (EcoWatch) https://bit.ly/2vrNhis
- French MPs force vegetarian food producers to mince their words (The Guardian) https://bit.ly/2HhGGsJ Makers of ‘vegetarian sausages’ and similar items will no longer be able to use meat-related terms after new ruling
- Taking industrial hemp farming nationwide (The Hill) https://bit.ly/2JZcCnm
- The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp (In These Times) https://bit.ly/2Huhvr1
- Wins For Sustainable agriculture in FY 2018 Omnibus (National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition) https://bit.ly/2HBAeh0
- Kirsten Gillibrand Takes Aim at ICE After an Arrest at a New York Dairy Farm (Mother Jones) https://bit.ly/2F56eXM “Officers should not be allowed to raid private property without a warrant.”
- Alarming ‘Salmon Extinction Act’ Passes in US House (EcoWatch) https://bit.ly/2w6Tj8T
- Trump Just Gave Factory Farms a Huge Break (AlterNet) https://bit.ly/2FrvgAC This harmful industry doesn’t deserve support from the federal government.
- Pesticide Executives Are Running Ag Policy for Donald Trump (Mother Jones) https://bit.ly/2qPL3E3 The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service is the “eyes, ears, and voice for US agriculture around the world.”
- Local Courts Lift Arkansas Weedkiller Ban, Creating Chaos (NPR) https://n.pr/2HN6XzZ
- US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services becomes multi million-dollar federal wildlife-killing program (Nation of Change) https://bit.ly/2FkmUuH “The Department of Agriculture needs to get out of the wildlife-slaughter business.”
- USDA Defies Advisers, Allows Carrageenan To Keep Organic Label (NPR) https://n.pr/2qeI4Wc
- Trade war backfire: Steel tariff shrapnel hits US farmers (Reuters) https://reut.rs/2vam4Rz
- Trade War Hits Another Red State (MSN) https://bit.ly/2qQOP0Z
- Trade War Is About to Screw Over California’s Remaining Republicans (Mother Jones) https://bit.ly/2qAabyz China’s tariffs will hard in the Golden State’s farm country. In California the Central Valley is the heart of the Republicans strong hold…
- Should California Winemakers Be Worried About China’s Tariffs? (NPR) https://n.pr/2vl7EOw
- Trump Administration Eliminates Animal Welfare Rules (Yahoo News) https://yhoo.it/2vr1HQb
- Trump administration approves oil drilling, pipeline in Carrizo Plain (San Luis Obispo County, CA) National Monument (The Tribune, San Luis Obispo) https://bit.ly/2r1uV2E
- Why Is Trump Trying to Kill Front-of-Package Nutrition Labeling? (AlterNet) https://bit.ly/2r7p2lf Prohibiting warning labels would be a huge win for the food industry and a big loss for consumers.
- Everything you need to know about New York’s proposal to eliminate the tip credit (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2HhvwE4
- State (California) can label widely used herbicide (Roundup) as possible carcinogen (SF Chronicle) https://bit.ly/2Ja0y1c
- Order exempting farmers from dicamba ban challenged (Sacramento Bee) https://bit.ly/2JcYSUN
- Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax (NPR) https://n.pr/2HlfYlT
- Consumption of sugary drinks plummeted after Philadelphia passed the country’s highest soda tax (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2HbmatH
- Tulsa says no more Dollar General, curbing exploitation of black neighborhoods (New Food Economy) https://bit.ly/2qMFWW2
- Congress braces for high-stakes farm bill battle (Politico) https://politi.co/2EJnTnK
- Chellie Pingree: Get Ready for the 2018 Farm Bill Fiasco (Civil Eats) https://bit.ly/2HahSGQ
- The House Farm Bill Ignores What Farmers Want (and Farm Groups Call BS) (In These Times) https://bit.ly/2HTzsOY
- Opinion: The Republican Farm Bill is as Broken as our food System (foodtank) https://bit.ly/2HLVQqX
- The 2018 Farm Bill’s Hidden Agenda to Push Millions to Push Millions off Food Stamps (In These Times) https://bit.ly/2HbvgXm
- Republican Farm Bill Calls On Many SNAP Recipients To Work Or Go To School (NPR) https://n.pr/2EJz5RA
- GOP House’s Farm Bill Would Gut a Key Conservation Program (Mother Jones) https://bit.ly/2HeU8Bq Some see organic farming as a sure-fire way to improve struggling farm communities. Others say it will take a lot more than higher premiums to make a lasting economic difference.
- Why the GOP food stamp overhaul might not work (Politico) https://politi.co/2Hu4M7z There’s little evidence that SNAP job training works, let alone that it can be scaled up quickly for millions more people.
- ‘Sick Joke’: House Agriculture Committee Advances Farm Bill Attacking Environment, Endangered Species (EcoWatch) https://bit.ly/2He5wxj
- The Republican Farm Bill is as Broken as our Food System (Foodtank) https://bit.ly/2HLVQqX
- Report: Monsanto May Leave India After Losing GMO Cotton Patent (EcoWatch) https://bit.ly/2HAM4dL
- Should Farm Animals Be Genetically Modified to Remove Their Capacity to Feel Pain? (AlterNet) https://bit.ly/2Hxvf0D Creating a “brainless chicken” opens up serious ethical questions.
- The Secret Truth Behind Food Flavorings (AlterNet) https://bit.ly/2vXHv8N Processed food contains some surprising additives to create specific flavors.
- Lawmakers want the EPA to ignore impacts of pesticides on endangered species (Environmental Health News) https://bit.ly/2qN5wJL It would be hard to overstate the dangers of this Farm Bill rider
- Environmentalists and Farmers Seek Court Decision Halting Use o Dow’s ‘Agent Orange Pesticide (EcoWatch) https://bit.ly/2qM7Otp
- More Lawsuits Filed in California (Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman) https://bit.ly/2FgcGLT
- Monsanto bullies EPA on Glyphosate ruling (EcoWatch) https://bit.ly/2KfITXk Monsanto has launched a campaign to pressure the EPA into declaring glyphosate safe.
- A Cancer on Society: Monsanto Claims Right Not to Speak About Roundup (Common Dreams) https://bit.ly/2qSEbWK Monsanto doesn’t want the world to know their product is labeled a “problem carcinogen.”