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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.

  • Today, Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States. Today, I'm announcing our #ConsumerRevolution and #PoliticalRevolution 2017-2020 platforms. Today, we witnessed the swearing in of a president who has signaled loud and clear his intent to maximize the profits of giant corporations—like Exxon Mobil, BP, and Monsanto and Bayer (whose merger he's set to approve)—on a scale never before seen in our lifetimes. Public and environmental health be damned. And yesterday we learned, not surprisingly, that the new USDA Secretary of Agriculture will be former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, another millionaire climate-denier and cheerleader for the worst of the worst agribusiness corporations.  We have our work cut out for us in the coming months and years.  With that in mind, we have developed two platforms that will guide our work, beginning immediately.

  • Six weeks ago, the Fluoride Action Network, Food and Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association, American Academy of Environmental Medicine and several others petitioned the EPA to ban fluoridation chemicals because they’re neurotoxic – they harm the brain.

  • Uncovered documents show that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) knew that infant vaccines were exposing American children to mercury far in excess of all federal safety guidelines since 1999. The documents, created by a FDA consulting toxicologist, show how federal regulators concealed the dangerous impacts and lied to the public.

  • Monsanto Co. and officials within the Environmental Protection Agency are fighting legal efforts aimed at exploring Monsanto’s influence over regulatory assessments of the key chemical in the company’s Roundup herbicide, new federal court filings show.

  • Republican legislators are proposing laws that would criminalize nonviolent protest in North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Washington, and Iowa

  • Are you happy? Do you feel your life has meaning and purpose? If the answer is not a resounding yes, have you given thought as to what might be blocking your sense of happiness and purpose? Could it be that you have too much STUFF?

  • Our democracy is broken. These systemic failures originated and are perpetuated from the top down. They will be corrected only by a bottom-up grassroots rejection of the status quo, by a critical mass of citizens who hold a new, more hopeful vision for a healthier, safer, more equitable future.

  • With reports that a key ingredient in Nutella may cause cancer, you’re probably wondering: is anything safe to eat?

  • Donald Trump made a crackdown on illegal immigration a central facet of his campaign—and, for many Americans, framed it in a shockingly aggressive way—but the idea has been circulating in political circles for years. Many studies have been done about the impact of different immigration policy scenarios on the food system, and the findings might shock you.

  • We’re in a period of change. The internet’s rapid dissemination of content has proven a double-edged sword. The shifting geopolitical landscape dominates headlines and the effects of climate change intensify with each passing season. Citizens across the world are yearning for greater transparency from governments, corporations and businesses, but facts are often misconstrued in the din of information online.

  • Scott Pruitt has questioned whether toxic mercury is a public health danger, shut down his environmental unit while contamination soared​ and put industry interests before the public's

  • Rushed Approval of Genetically Engineered Bentgrass Granted Despite Ongoing Threat to Agriculture, Environment

  • A series of studies published today documents the vast conflicts of interest in medicine. The way we think about disease “is being subtly distorted” by financial ties, the authors of an editorial write.

  • Next week, Monsanto and California's Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will face off over the agency's plan to list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen. The outcome of this legal battle could have major ramifications to California's long-established regulatory program.

  • How Corporations Manipulate Research and Discredit ScientistsResearch conducted by academics is often influenced by corporate sponsors who easily manipulate the data to further their own agendas. 

  • Most people drop off their clothes at a donation center, thinking they will get re-sold; in reality, much of the discarded clothing ends up in landfills. It's also worth noting that those used clothing donation bins you may find scattered throughout your neighborhood typically belong to for-profit textile recycling companies that sometimes falsely disguise themselves as charitable organizations.

  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. launched his new non-profit, the World Mercury Project, with vaccine safety advocates Lyn Redwood and Laura Bono, legends themselves among parents of vaccine-injured children. Autism File executive editor Rita Shreffler spoke with Kennedy about CDC corruption, pharmaceutical industry greed, media malpractice and his vision for the World Mercury Project.

  • Patrick from Urbanvine.co recently caught up with Eric Amyot, CEO and co-founder of Modularfarms.co, a start-up company developing new cutting edge solutions for commercial urban farmers.

  • Ever more power over food production is concentrated in the hands of ever fewer massive multinationals - with grave implications for food security and the environment.

  • The Port of Portland is suing agriculture giant Monsanto Corp. for widespread PCB contamination on port property, the Port announced Thursday.

 

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