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California Court Ruling Ends Decades of State Pesticide Spraying

California Court Ruling Ends Decades of State Pesticide Spraying

A judge has ordered the California Department of Food and Agriculture to stop using chemical pesticides in its statewide program until the agency complies with state environmental laws. The injunction, issued late last week, is a sweeping victory for 11 public-health, conservation, citizen and food-safety groups and the city of Berkeley. The coalition sued the […]

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    6 Podcasts You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

    6 Podcasts You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

    By Samantha Henry We can probably all agree that 2017 brought its share of ups and downs for the food movement. But thankfully, there are podcasts to help us get through it! This year, podcasts became a trendy way to give audiences a new way to learn, be entertained and stay abreast of the news. […]

    USDA Gives in to Big ‘Organic’ Poultry, Moves to Withdraw New Animal Welfare Rules

    USDA Gives in to Big ‘Organic’ Poultry, Moves to Withdraw New Animal Welfare Rules

    Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) formally proposed withdrawing a set of rules finalized at the end of the Obama administration that establish stronger, more enforceable animal welfare requirements for certified organic producers. The rules, titled the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, are the product of more than a decade of collaboration and […]

    Victory! Monsanto Shill Michael Dourson Withdraws After Public Outcry

    Victory! Monsanto Shill Michael Dourson Withdraws After Public Outcry

    The Center for Food Safety heralded reports that Michael Dourson, President Trump’s controversial nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Wednesday withdrew his nomination after senators raised concerns over his past work and conflicts of interest. “Dourson is a long-time pesticide industry shill, with a history […]

    Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Approval of Corporation’s Plan to Drain California Desert Aquifer

    Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Approval of Corporation’s Plan to Drain California Desert Aquifer

    Conservation and health-safety groups filed suit on Tuesday in federal court challenging the Trump administration’s approval of an enormous groundwater-mining and pipeline project in Southern California. The Cadiz water project, approved without environmental review, includes the construction of a pipeline through the Mojave Trails National Monument and other public lands in the area. Tuesday’s lawsuit […]

    Starbucks Falls Short on Environmental Commitments

    Starbucks Falls Short on Environmental Commitments

    By Davis Harper Since the early 1970s, Starbucks has held a special place in cupholders. Widespread infatuation with the company’s caffeinated beverages has earned the coffee giant a storefront on almost every corner. With outposts in 75 countries and a whopping 13.3 million people enrolled in its loyalty rewards program, Starbucks has scorched nearly all […]

    Popular Diestel Turkey Sold at Whole Foods Tests Positive for FDA-Prohibited Drugs

    Popular Diestel Turkey Sold at Whole Foods Tests Positive for FDA-Prohibited Drugs

    By Katherine Paul Diestel Turkey, sold by Whole Foods and other retailers at premium prices, says on its website that its “animals are never given hormones, antibiotics or growth stimulants.” But Diestel Turkey samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggest otherwise, leading consumers to wonder: Can these companies be trusted? According to […]

    GMO Apples Arriving on U.S. Shelves for First Time

    GMO Apples Arriving on U.S. Shelves for First Time

    The first commercial harvest of Arctic apples—genetically modified (GMO) apples that don’t brown when exposed to air—will arrive in 400 Midwestern grocery stores this month, Bloomberg reported. The product will be sold as 10-ounce bags of sliced Golden Delicious apples. The bags will not have a clear label saying it is a GMO product. Rather, […]

    Your Candy Shouldn’t Be the Scariest Thing About Halloween

    Your Candy Shouldn’t Be the Scariest Thing About Halloween

    In just a few days, kids and adults alike will slip into fantastical costumes, adorn their homes with fake spider webs and plump pumpkins and gobble down sugary candy from dawn to dusk. This Halloween, you can avoid stomach-churning tricks in your treats by opting for organic and non-GMO candy. What’s in my candy? By […]