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Concerned that "President Trump's lawless EPA" won't take action to protect children from the chemical, EWG calls on companies to end use of glyphosate A study of dozens of popular oat-based breakfast foods delivered sobering news this week when almost all of the products examined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) were found to contain the chemical glyphosate."We're very concerned...
An exemption in labeling laws hurts both American consumers and cattle ranchers. Consumers know if the tomatoes they buy in the supermarket were imported from Mexico. They know if the sweater they purchased was made in Vietnam.They also know if the chicken they toss in their grocery cart was imported from another country. Under Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws,...
Toledo was the first large U.S. city where toxic algae blooms made tap water unsafe to drink. But it may not be the last. TOLEDO, Ohio -- In the middle of a muggy summer night, Keith Jordan got an urgent text: Toledo's tap water wasn't safe to drink."I thought it was a joke," said Jordan, who works with at-risk youth...
Three out of four American vegans are women. So is food a feminist issue? Seventy-four percent of American vegans are female, but is there any link between veganism and feminism? Superficially, one could look at decades of mass marketing meat, grills and other fire-and-flesh fueled products to men, infusing these inanimate culinary products with gender—but, speaking as a woman who...
One chef is raising the profile of Gullah/Geechee cuisine to help maintain the Nation’s cultural identity. In the world of southern cooking, Gullah/Geechee food is unique. It’s perloo (pirlou), a one-pot dish of rice and shrimp, smoked paprika, garlic pepper and cayenne. It’s crab meat “deviled up” with bread crumbs, egg, and cayenne and presented inside the shell. It’s dishes...
A major study has found that the EPA's 'safe' levels of Roundup weedkiller in food aren't so safe after all. This op-ed by Katherine Paul, associate director of the Organic Consumers Association, was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute.Last summer, testing by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) of Ben & Jerry’s popular ice cream...
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