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.Read more
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.”Read more
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.”Read more
Montreal announces plan to ban all water bottles, corporations announce plan to fight the ban.Read more
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.Read more
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:Read more
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.Read more
'Denying any woman the healthcare she needs and is guaranteed by law is discrimination, plain and simple'
The Committee on Environment, Food Safety & Public Health (ENVI) formally objected Tuesday to the re-authorization by the European Commission of the herbicide glyphosate.Read more