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Factory Farming Ban Proposed by Senators Booker, Warren

Factory Farming Ban Proposed by Senators Booker, Warren

The dangers of working shoulder-to-shoulder in a meat processing plant have come to the forefront as the novel coronavirus has exposed the fragility of the meat industry’s supply chain. Factory farming is also resource intensive, leading to deforestation and fueling the climate crisis. It also accounts for 99 percent of the meat that Americans consume. […]

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    Factory Farming Ban Proposed by Senators Booker, Warren

    Factory Farming Ban Proposed by Senators Booker, Warren

    The dangers of working shoulder-to-shoulder in a meat processing plant have come to the forefront as the novel coronavirus has exposed the fragility of the meat industry’s supply chain. Factory farming is also resource intensive, leading to deforestation and fueling the climate crisis. It also accounts for 99 percent of the meat that Americans consume. […]

    Cory Booker Proposes to Shut Down New Factory Farms

    Cory Booker Proposes to Shut Down New Factory Farms

    New Jersey senator and presidential hopeful Cory Booker put forth the Farm System Reform Act of 2019, in recognition of the environmental impact of industrial agriculture, which would put a stop to any new factory farms, as The Hill reported. The bill will reform the agriculture system by breaking up monopolistic practices in the industry […]

    Democrats’ Climate Crisis Town Hall Lasted 7 Hours

    Democrats’ Climate Crisis Town Hall Lasted 7 Hours

    For the first time, Democratic contenders for President participated in a town hall solely focused on the climate crisis. For more than seven hours last night, 10 candidates fielded questions from an audience of Democratic voters and from CNN’s moderators. After a summer of record heat waves, wildfires and ice melt, and on the heels […]

    Trump’s EPA Pick Rouses Suspicions Over Ties to Koch Brothers

    Trump’s EPA Pick Rouses Suspicions Over Ties to Koch Brothers

    Scott Pruitt—Donald Trump‘s controversial pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—is under fire for his supposed ties to a nonprofit controlled by billionaire oil tycoons, Charles and David Koch. Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s nominee to head the EPA, has been known to parrot oil and gas industry talking points.Flickr POLITICO has received a […]