An oil pipeline ruptures in Kansas, contaminating pastureland where cattle graze and waterways that support precious species. An explosion at a biodiesel plant in Iowa injures 10 people and forces the evacuation of many others. And a train traveling through East Palestine, Ohio derails, sending toxins into the air, water and soil. Read more.
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Fake Meat has a Real Problem
The fake meat industry, predicted to be worth $3 trillion, is being touted as an environmentally friendly and sustainable way to feed the world. In reality, however, the rise of fake meat and other animal foods is nothing more than an attempt to create global control over yet another food sector. Read more.
On the Frontlines of Pesticide Exposure
Despite decades of research linking pesticide drift to health harm, regulation remains weak and leaves the most vulnerable with few protections. Read more.
EPA is Allowing Poisonous Seeds to Devastate Communities
Years after an environmental catastrophe linked to seeds coated in dangerous pesticides, a local community continues to pay the price. Action Alert! Last year, we reported on an environmental catastrophe linked to the use of pesticide-coated seeds, which were utilized to produce ethanol at a plant in Mead, Nebraska. The toxic byproduct of this process was stored in “lagoons” that polluted the air, soil, and water in and around Mead. Read more.
The Digitalization of Agriculture: Big Tech’s Plan to Take Over the Food Supply
As I recently reported earlier this week, everything and anything related to digital computer technology these days is being labeled as “Artificial Intelligence” (AI), the new marketing buzzword for Big Tech to lure money from investors, so it should not surprise us that Big Tech is now attempting to apply AI to food production. Read more.
What is the Future of Food
If “you are what you eat,” as the old adage has it, then what does that make us? As consumers of heavily processed, chemically treated, GMO-infested gunk, we in the modern, developed world have “solved” the problem of hunger that plagued our forebears since time immemorial by handing our food sovereignty over to a handful of corporate conglomerates. Read more.
Fake Meat Fail: Sales Collapse at Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods As 20% of Staff Laid Off
The fake meat industry appears to be in a death-spiral as sales at plant-based ‘meat’ companies Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have imploded. As Axios reports, “after years of hype, the tide is turning against the first generation of plant-based protein makers.” Read more.
Simply Orange Juice is Facing a Lawsuit Alleging it Contains Toxic PFAS Levels
Simply Orange juice might be less simple than they let on. The popular drink, owned by parent company Coca-Cola, is facing a class-action lawsuit that alleges the product contains dangerously high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — toxic chemicals that have been tied with a bevy of health issues. Read more.
You Asked, We Answered! Do Carbon Filters Eliminate Glyphosate
As per the EPA, studies show that glyphosate is effectively removed with activated-carbon methods, as well as chlorine and ozone. There are more than 750 glyphosate-based herbicides on the market, (Roundup being the most renowned), so this is a commonly used and ubiquitous herbicide. How does glyphosate get into your water, Kathryn? Read more.
What Will it Take to Give Babies a Phthalate-Free Start in the World?
Since the late 1960s research has shown that a plastic additive in polyvinyl chloride (PVC), leaches from medical devices and is toxic to multiple organs, especially for premature infants. Despite more than two decades of evidence, advocacy and education around the issue, PVC products containing this harmful phthalate chemical still dominate the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environment. Read more.