5 Japanese-American Women Activists Left Out of U.S. History Books

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From African American activists critical to the 1963 March on Washington to the Japanese American women among the 120,000 wrongly imprisoned by a panic-stricken and—let’s be honest—racist United State government after Pearl Harbor, history has a nasty tendency of suppressing the role women played in major social movements throughout the 20th century.

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Big Food Says They Will Label GMOs … But Is There More to the Story?

The world’s largest food corporations have spent hundreds of millions of dollars(some of it illegally) to avoid being required to label the genetically engineered (GMOs) ingredients in their products.

But with the July 1 deadline for complying with Vermont’s GMO labeling law on the horizon, a handful of the largest multinational food corporations have announced they will now label GMOs—not solely because they will be forced to, but because as General Mills claims, they believe “you should know what’s in your food and how we make ours.”

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Removing Artificial Ingredients Helped Turn Around Cereal Sales

When New York Times reporter Kim Severson wrote about the past, present, and unsure future of breakfast cereal last month, the Internet lost its mind over one fact included in the story: 40 percent of millennials surveyed by the market research firm Mintel said they didn’t eat cereal for breakfast “because they had to clean up after eating it.”

It was a tidbit that fed into the kind of overwrought hand-wringing about lazy, entitled youngsters that boomers and, to a degree, Gen Xers revel in. Sales figures reported by General Mills, however, suggest that the decline in cereal sales cannot wholly be attributed to a generation unwilling to do the dishes. In a Wednesday conference call with investors, General Mills CEO Ken Powell said seven cereals that had been reformulated to remove all artificial colors and flavors saw a 6 percent uptick in sales as of January, regaining the 6 percent drop in sales they suffered last year. Consumers bought more beige Cheerios and Technicolor Lucky Charms alike.

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Montreal Makes Plans To Ban All Plastic Water Bottles

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Montreal announces plan to ban all water bottles, corporations announce plan to fight the ban.

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Japan Kills 333 Minke Whales Including 200 Pregnant Females

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As part of its intention to kill nearly 4,000 whales in the Antarctic over the next 12 years as “scientific research,” Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port Thursday with 333 dead minke whales, including pregnant females.

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Sanders Celebrates as GMO Labeling Dark Act is Blocked in US Senate

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U.S. Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Wednesday after the U.S. Senate blocked the “New Dark Act”, by Kansas Senator Pat Roberts that would have stopped Vermont and other states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods:

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How Sandra Bland’s Tragic Death Inspired America’s Newest Congressional Caucus

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The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls will push elected officials to prioritize the demographic’s needs.
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Kellogg’s and Mars Announce GMO Labeling as Big Food Cracks

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Kellogg’s and Mars have joined General Mills and Campbell’s by announcing that they will start to label their products in the U.S. that contain GMOs with the words “Produced with Genetic Engineering”, after the blocking of the new Dark Act in the U.S. Senate.

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'Hands Off My Birth Control': Activists Demand US Supreme Court Protect Women's Health

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'Denying any woman the healthcare she needs and is guaranteed by law is discrimination, plain and simple'

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European Environment Committee Votes Against Glyphosate Renewal

The Committee on Environment, Food Safety & Public Health (ENVI) formally objected Tuesday to the re-authorization by the European Commission of the herbicide glyphosate.

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