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The Organic Consumers Association maintains an excellent feed of the latest articles on matters of world food integrity updated here daily.

  • Millions of Americans who eat canned foods are still being exposed to the toxic chemical bisphenol A.

  • There is a common misconception in the farming world that’s harming your profits and potentially your future. We’re led to believe – in increasingly clever and technical ways – that we need fertilisers in order to increase the productivity of pasture or meadow.

  • Pope Francis put climate change on the agenda of his first meeting with President Trump on Wednesday, and the subject is likely to come up again and again in the president’s encounters with other world leaders in the coming days.

  • It’s probably not in your garage, or on your shopping list. But how many of your neighbors will spray their lawns and gardens this summer with Roundup herbicide, thus exposing you (and your family and pets)—possibly without your knowledge and definitely against your wishes—to Monsanto’s cancer-causing chemicals?If the answer is one, it’s one too many. With everything we’ve learned about the health risks of exposure to Roundup (and its key active ingredient, glyphosate), and the lengths to which Monsanto has gone to hide those risks, no ethical retailer should still be selling Roundup to consumers.TAKE ACTION: Tell Amazon, Home Depot and Walmart: Stop Selling Monsanto’s Roundup!

  • The Minnesota Supreme Court decided on April 26 against hearing the Lake View Natural Dairy’s (LVND) constitutional rights arguments versus the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), thus leaving a significant question mark for the dairy.

  • Plaintiffs in a Nature Valley class action lawsuit have won an effort to return the action to a District of Columbia superior court.

  • Bernie Sanders Gives Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Epic Lesson on American Inequality

  • Sales crested at $47 billion in 2016, an increase of more than 8 percent over 2015

  • Finding time to eat meals together as a family is a simple way to improve your family bond and, beyond that, reap significant benefits to your health and quality of life.

  • Regardless of your views on the pros and cons of recreational marijuana, the body of scientific evidence about its medicinal value is getting more compelling as additional research is done

  • There are plenty of regulations intended to keep human food safe, but there are new concerns about pet foods.

  • On Saturday, May 20, activists took to the streets, all over the world, for the sixth annual March Against Monsanto protests. As in years past, the Organic Consumers Association wholeheartedly supported this year’s march. We promoted it through our website, newsletter and social media networks. We mailed out about 400 packets of anti-GMO and anti-pesticide banners, bumperstickers and leaflets, to March Against Monsanto organizers. We have always actively participated in the global March against Monsanto, and we will continue. But we also recognize that anti-Monsanto protests alone have not forced enough change, fast enough. As Occupy activist Micah White said in a recent interview with National Public Radio, protest alone does not give us political power. How true—if we learned anything from our years of work trying to pass GMO labeling laws, it was this: As long as corporations own our politicians, no amount of public support, no amount of protesting a corporation, without also addressing our broken political system, will move us in the direction we want to go.

  • Washington’s bid to get Assange is 'unprecedented in scale and nature.'

  • Scientists call the American prairie one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. Its loss would have consequences the world over

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed extensively throughout the world. In the U.S., nearly 70 million prescriptions are written and 30 billion doses are consumed each year when over-the-counter NSAIDs are included.

  • Lowering your toxic burden can help reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic illness; by addressing air quality, water quality, lawn and garden care, and flame retardant furnishings, you’ve covered significant ground

  • ​Eminent domain is often used by governments to gain right-of-way for projects such as highways or government buildings. But state and federal regulators who authorize pipeline projects also typically grant the private companies that are building them the right to use eminent domain to secure needed right-of-way.

  • Roughly 200 experts in disciplines from nutrition to animal welfare are calling on the World Health Organization to take a more serious look at the impact of industrial livestock production on human health and the climate.

  • In the U.S., painkiller addiction is so rampant that 91 Americans die every day from an overdose of prescription opioids or heroin. Prescription opioids such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine and methadone are widely prescribed for pain relief.

  • In the U.S., water fluoridation has been widespread for the last 70 years. Despite the fact that clear-cut evidence suggests consuming fluoride is dangerous to human health and does little to protect teeth from cavities, it continues to be supported and recommended by nearly all public health and academic institutions.

 

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