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Climate change hits Trump supporters HARDEST

It’s a fine irony that the US states with the largest number of Trump supporters and climate change deniers, the people who stand up and cheer when the Philanderer in Chief announces the US will pull out of the Paris climate accords, will be the hardest hit by the effects of climate change. That’s according […]

July 5th

Switching from coal to solar energy would save 52,000 lives a year in US

New research shows that when you look at the diseases caused and exacerbated by coal pollution – asthma, lung cancer, other pulmonary diseases, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and strokes – getting rid of coal would save 52,000 lives every year. By George Harvey  Researchers from Michigan Technological University (MTU) recently published  the study, “Potential Lives […]

June 22nd

Autism linked to PCBs (thank you, Monsanto)

By Jeremy Bloom We’re still a long way from finding out what causes autism, but a new study seems to have identified one piece of the puzzle: Exposure to a class of chemicals called PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls). The researchers were able to examine records of women who had had blood drawn during pregnancy to assess […]

August 23rd

Clean Air Act — 10 Impacts

Many of the benefits from the Clean Air Act of 1963 and again 1970 & 1990, unsurprisingly, are related to reductions in air pollution. Emissions across the nation decreased by 69% for particles, ozone, lead, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. Between 1980 and 2014, air pollution concentrations improved for: lead by 98% carbon monoxide […]

February 29th

When you ignore science, children get poisoned – the Flint Michigan disaster

By Meteor Blades Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was alerted to Flint’s water-quality problems early on, but delayed taking action because he didn’t care about the damage to people’s health from lead poisoning. The story of malignant negligence in the Flint Michigan disaster keeps getting worse. In a review of 550 emails released by Michigan’s Republican Gov. […]

February 26th

Shocking long-term study reveals massive tumors in rats fed GMOs

In the first ever peer-reviewed, long-term animal study of Genetically Modified (GMO) food, genetically engineered corn has been linked to mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage and other serious illnesses in rats. The study examined the long-term effects of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller and NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize. “Scientists found that rats exposed to even the […]

September 19th

Pink slime fights back!

Last year, we told you about the grossest concoction ever developed by the US food industry: pink slime. This nasty amalgam of beef spare parts was uberproccessed to make it edible, then treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill the ugly bacteria that infested it. Then the glop was added back into ground beef and sold […]

September 15th

France pushes to ban Monsanto’s GMO corn across the entire EU

Monsanto’s battle to get its genetically modified (GMO) corn into the European Union suffered a setback as the French Environment Ministry pushed the EU to implement a full ban, despite some agencies attempts to overrule it. Last November France’s high administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat, had ordered the ban lifted on one product, Monsanto’s MON 810 seed […]

February 21st

FDA Ignored Own Scientists’ Warnings About GM Food Safety

By Ken Roseboro, editor of The Organic & Non-GMO Report (From our sister-blog, Eat Drink Better) Internal US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) documents reveal that the agency’s own scientists expressed doubts about its policy toward labeling genetically modified foods, while raising questions about the foods’ safety. The FDA’s policy toward genetically modified foods has been […]

October 7th

Farm Subsidies Don’t Make Us Fat

Last week Dr. Robert Paarlberg published an article in GOOD titled “The Inconvenient Truth About Cheap Food and Obesity: It’s Not Farm Subsidies.”  In the article he debunks the assertion by Michael Pollan in Omnivore’s Dilemma that farm subsidies make unhealthy foods artificially cheap.  He points out that (for different reasons) libertarian-leaning groups like the […]

April 11th

Harmful Chemicals Found in Pregnant Women

Pregnant women need to eat right to provide the right nutrition for their babies… and to avoid harmful chemicals. But a new study shows that may not be good enough, as some nasty long-banned substances persist in the environment… and in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. The […]

January 18th