Thousands of GMO Foods May Soon Be Exempt From Labeling Requirements

GMO Foods

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture works to establish a uniform national standard for labeling foods that may be genetically engineered, critics continue to call out the dangers of putting the federal government in charge of the situation. The federal government was first granted this authority in July 2016 when former President Obama signed into law a bill which amended the Agricultural Marketing Act of…

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Monsanto-Bayer: Eliminating the Name Will Not Erase the Criminal History


Cancelling out Monsanto’s name and keeping only that of Bayer, does not mean forgetting the wrongdoings of a company which, according to the verdict of the Monsanto Tribunal of The Hague, is stained with crimes of ecocide. With Bayer’s official takeover of Monsanto, the giant multinational also inherits its liabilities. On the eve of the start of the integration process, Monsanto has been held liable for causing cancer through the use of its glyphosate-based weedkiller…

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A Jury Found Monsanto’s Roundup Caused a Man’s Cancer: Here Are 7 Foods It’s Found In

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Last week, a jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million to a groundskeeper who repeatedly used glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup herbicide, while working at a school. The man, Dewayne Johnson, developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is linked to glyphosate exposure according to three expert scientists who testified in the case, and the jury found the widely used herbicide contributed to his condition. The use of glyphosate…

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Bayer Shares Plummet After Court Orders Monsanto to Pay $289M to Cancer Victim

Shares in Bayer took a nosedive on Monday—just days after newly-acquired Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages to a man who alleged that the company’s glyphosate-based herbicides, including the widely used weedkiller Roundup, caused his cancer. At one point the German pharmaceutical giant’s shares fell by as much as 14 percent, Reuters reported, marking a loss in value of roughly $14 billion. It capped off the U.S. trading…

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America’s First Organic Fast Food Chain Is Thriving — and It Pays $14 an Hour

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The United States’ first certified organic fast food chain also pays its workers a living wage — and they’re having success with consumers as they expand beyond their first two locations. Organic Coup was founded by the leaders of Costco’s highly lucrative organic division. Under the leadership of Dennis Hoover, a 33-year veteran of the wholesale chain, Costco became one of the country’s largest organic retailers, even lending…

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If You Haven’t Already Switched to Organic Food, We Have Bad News for You

According to a recent review of existing scientific data, foods with high levels of pesticides may compromise brain health and lower IQs. The report, commissioned by the E.U. parliament to determine the safety of pesticides in food and the potential of organic alternatives, does not appear to be publicly available but has been viewed by multiple non-American outlets. The American media has thus far largely…

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Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million After Court Rules Roundup Caused Man’s Cancer

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In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company’s toxic and deadly legacy, a court in California on Friday found the corporation liable for damages suffered by a cancer patient who alleged his sickness was directly caused by exposure to the glyphosate-based herbicides, including the widely used weedkiller Roundup. As Reuters reports: “The case of school…

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Why Diet Pills Are a Bad Idea

Diet Pills

A 2017 study shows one in three American adults are overweight, some of whom drawn to dietary supplements as an easy solution to their current weight. These supplements are often not subject to strict FDA barriers because they do not technically claim to fight or prevent a disease or condition. The regulations diet pills fall under are similar to that of Flinstone vitamins or fish oil…

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1M+ US Children Age 6 or Under Are on Psychiatric Drugs

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Today in America it is quite common to be prescribed antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs, in fact, a 2013 study revealed that about one in six American adults is on these drugs. Considering the number doubled from the years 1999 to 2012, it would be foolish to assume the trend has declined from 2012 to present day. An underlying result of this increase that some may not…

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2017 US Budget: Good for Sustainable Farming, Bad For Food Safety

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The federal omnibus package for 2017 will keep the wheels flowing at least until the end of September. Here’s what it means for food. Especially sustainable agriculture, school lunches, food safety, energy, various farmers, and more! 2017 #US Budget: Good for #SustainableAgriculture, Bad For #Food #Safety Click To Tweet Conservation and Energy The Rural Energy for America Program– which provides renewable energy grants to local…

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Largest Organic Milk Supplier Isn’t Really Organic. Buy These Brands Instead!

The Washington Post (which fails in some aspects, but wins here) has published a shocking exposé revealing that the United States’ largest organic milk supplier is actually not organic at all. Exposed: Largest #Organic #Milk Supplier Isn't Really Organic. Buy These Brands Instead Click To Tweet Aurora Organic Dairy is the country’s largest supplier of organic milk and dairy. If you buy store-brand aka generic…

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Study Links Fever During Pregnancy With Autism


New investigation provides intriguing clues about the relationship between fever during pregnancy and babies born with autism. Study Links #Fever During #Pregnancy With #Autism Click To Tweet A recent study led by scientists at the Center of Investigation and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York, demonstrated that fever is a detonant for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Mandy…

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‘Fitbit for Cows’ Cowlar Tracks Everything From Disease to Stress

The dairy industry is pretty disgusting. Cows are treated, well, like cattle. So in order to better track cows’ physical and mental state, a Pakistani company developed Cowlar: the ‘Fitbit for cows.’ Sure, a vegan lifestyle is more sustainable overall. Plus disease is not uncommon. Conditions like mastitis causes pus to “leak” into dairy milk. Granted this amount is very small, and part of a very…

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Sirtfood Diet: What Is It and Is It Right for me?

You’re right to be skeptical of the latest diet trend. Companies or individuals usually develop fad diets with the purpose of creating profit. With so many people desperate to lose weight, it’s easy for these companies to prey on their vulnerability. So is the sirtfood diet a viable solution or just an unhealthy fad? Let’s take a closer look… #Sirtfood #Diet: What Is It and Is…

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Victory! Germany Becomes Latest Country To End Fur Farming

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Leaders in the country recently voted to end the barbaric practice of fur farming which results in millions of creatures being slaughtered every year. First, Germany became the first country in the world to end the practice of shredding male chicks in the egg industry (seriously, it’s a thing. Read more here). Now, the progressive nation has joined the growing list of countries who have…

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Infographic: How MDMA for PTSD Psychotherapy Works


Dr Bronner’s– everyone’s favorite soap company– released a statement in April announcing their plans to donate $5 to an organization called MAPS for the purpose of getting FDA approval using MDMA for PTSD. The family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap, Dr Bronner’s, says they will donate $1 million each year over the next five years to MAPS: the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic…

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Region In Scotland Will Be 100% Powered By Kites Within 10 Years


Scotland is ambitious to meet its goal of cutting carbon emissions by 66% by the year 2032, which is why kites will generate power for an entire region of Scotland in less than a decade. The United States of America might be reneging on its previous commitment to decreasing carbon emissions in an effort to reduce climate change, but Scotland is still ambitious to meet…

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Coffee Flour & Beer Pizza: Newest Inventions To Reduce Food Waste

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The problem of food waste is a lot bigger than you think, but companies around the world are trying to combat it. That’s where the coffee flour and beer pizza come in… #Coffee #Flour & #Beer #Pizza: Newest Inventions To Reduce #Food #Waste Click To Tweet Food waste is a huge issue not just because of the implications it has on the economy that wastes…

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This Mall is Turning into a Health Education Campus. But There’s a Catch…


Two developers have purchased the Fiesta Mall in Mesa Arizona. And they plan to transition the former retail shopping center into what they call a health education campus. But how much health education will it actually provide to the people who need it most? This #Mall is Turning into a #Health #Education Campus. But There's a Catch… Click To Tweet Jerry Tokoph and Wayne Howard…

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Using Herbicide Puts Workers at Risk for Developing Cancer


Christine Shepherd was shocked when doctors diagnosed her with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Why was this happening? What had caused all the lymph nodes in her leg to swell?  She searched for answers until she was confronted by an answer that made perfect sense: Christine had been spraying the herbicide Roundup on her coffee farm for five years. According to the World Health Organization, the main ingredient in…

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