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March 28, 2019 Monsanto Loses Roundup Cancer Trial to the Tune of $80 Million

Source: Gizmodo

A federal jury in California has awarded $80 million to a man who said Monsanto herbicide Roundup was a “substantial factor” in him developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, CNN reported on Wednesday. It’s a major blow to the chemical...

March 27, 2019 Bees: Many British pollinating insects in decline, study shows

Source: BBC

A third of British wild bees and hoverflies are in decline, according to a new study. If current trends continue, some species will be lost from Britain altogether, the scientists say.

March 27, 2019 Non-organic kale one of the ‘dirtiest’ vegetables with high pesticide residue contamination, report says

Source: Mass Live

According to the Environmental Working Group, conventionally grown kale has the third-most pesticide residue of produce found at the grocery store. On Wednesday, the health advocacy group released its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of...

March 27, 2019 To Curb Kids' Sugary Drink Habits, Pediatricians Now Call For Soda Taxes

Source: NPR

Now, the nation's leading group of kids' doctors, the American Academy of Pediatrics, together with the American Heart Association, has endorsed a range of strategies designed to curb children's consumption — including taxes on...

March 25, 2019 Cereals, Beers and Other Food Contain Weed Killer Chemical – What Does It Do to Your Body?

Source: The Epoch Times

Growing research show that glyphosate, one of the most widely used weed killers in the world, can cause cancer. This week a federal jury in San Francisco ruled that agrochemical company Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weed killer...

March 20, 2019 Kale joins list of ‘dirty dozen’ fruits and vegetables most likely to contain pesticides

Source: MarketWatch

Kale ranked as a third-worst fruit or vegetable behind strawberries and spinach when it comes to pesticide contamination, according to the Environmental Working Group’s annual “Dirty Dozen” report. Over 92% of kale samples were...

March 20, 2019 Can sustainable agriculture survive under capitalism?

Source: The Week

Wealthy, educated, and cultured — and with a deep ideological commitment to sustainability — these formerly urban dwellers have migrated to rural areas, where they've been able to use savings and inheritances to purchase small...

March 19, 2019 Sugary drinks linked to increased risk of death, study suggests

Source: USA Today

A study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found an association between people who consume sugary drinks and an increased risk of death. The observational study found adults who consumed more...

March 19, 2019 Tyson Foods and cloud-based tech: The next frontier for reaching sustainability goals


Tyson Foods – the largest meat producer in the United States and exporter of food to more than 100 nations – is stepping up in a new area: cloud-based insights that can benefit the environment, farm finances and Tyson's...

March 18, 2019 1 million pounds of pork seized at US border amid deadly Chinese outbreak

Source: Fox News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized around 1 million pounds of pork at the Newark Port or Entry on Friday, in what authorities are calling the largest agricultural bust in U.S. history.

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