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Blog/News (July 20, 2017) With the healthcare bill up in the air in the Senate, Mitch McConnell is desperate to get legislation passed that moves Trump’s agenda. That’s why he’s now trying to rush through an 850-page Energy Bill (The Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017…
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Blog/News (July 18, 2017) Earlier this summer, MoveOn.org launched the Resistance Summer, which was created to mobilize people around action and create tangible victories for environmental and social movements. We’re joining in with our Eight Weeks of Action series. We want…
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Blog/News (July 11, 2017) In an effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline earlier this year, individuals and institutions pulled their money out of the mega-banks that were funding this destructive pipeline, that threatens American Indian lands and the drinking water of…

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Blog/News (July 11, 2017) The USDA has extended the comment period deadline to August 25, 2017. Submit your comments now!  We’ve fought for years for labeling of genetically engineered (GE or GMO) food. Now, we need to push for the clear labeling of all GMOs. The U.S.…

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Blog/News (July 11, 2017) Now that Summer is in full swing, everyone is eager to whip up a light, refreshing meal. Fresh fruits and whole grains are a great way to fill up on good nutrients and cool down with a sweet treat. This Vanilla Almond Fig Granola Parfait recipe is…

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Blog/News (July 10, 2017) by Austin Wilson, Environmental Health Program Manager, As You Sow Rising use of glyphosate, the world’s most heavily applied herbicide, is putting the population at risk of significant health problems, according to a report recently released by As…

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Blog/News (July 10, 2017) Originally published by EcoWatch By The Center For Food Safety July 7, 2017 More than a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments Wednesday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.'s genetically engineered (GE)…

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Blog/News (July 10, 2017) Originally published by EcoWatch By Lorraine Chow June 28, 2017 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris before deciding to reverse an earlier EPA decision to ban the company's…

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Blog/News (July 10, 2017) Originally published by the StarTribune By Bonnie Blodgett June 23, 2017 When Jesse McDougall and his wife, Cally, took over the Vermont farm Cally’s Aunt Edie had operated for decades, what they’d envisioned as a profitable business venture turned…

Blog/News (July 7, 2017) Volvo made an announcement this month that is sure to shake up the auto industry. Starting in 2019, all new Volvos will be either plug-in, hybrid or electric. In the same week, France announced that it will phase out all fossil fuel- powered cars by…

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Blog/News (July 5, 2017) Originally published by the Huffington Post by Paul D. Thacker June 6, 2017 The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the…

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Blog/News (June 28, 2017) Originally published by Nikkei Aisan Review  by Kosei Fukao June 28, 2017 BASEL, Switzerland -- Swiss agrochemical giant Syngenta said on Tuesday it is now officially owned by the state-owned China National Chemical, or ChemChina. ChemChina…

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Blog/News (June 28, 2017) Originally published by The Guardian  By Damian Carrington June 22, 2017 Conservative politicians are trying to stop a complete EU ban on bee-harming pesticides, despite the new environment secretary Michael Gove’s statement earlier this week, in…

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Blog/News (June 28, 2017) Originally published by The Cordova Times By Margaret Bauman June 23, 2017 Two federal agencies charged with oversight of genetically engineered crops and animals are being urged by environmental, food safety and other entities to substantially…

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Blog/News (June 28, 2017) Originally published by NPR By Dan Charles June 23, 2017 Arkansas's pesticide regulators have stepped into the middle of an epic battle between weeds and chemicals, which has now morphed into a battle between farmers. Hundreds of farmers say their…

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Blog/News (June 28, 2017) Originally published by The China Post By The China Post June 19th, 2017 TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Agriculture authorities say they're prepared to implement controls to prevent the possible import of U.S. genetically modified (GMO) potatoes from affecting…

Blog/News (June 27, 2017) For years, shareholders at Exxon Mobil have been pressuring its executives to consider the business impacts of climate change. At the May 2017 shareholder meeting, this tide of concern reached a historic peak. 62 percent of shareholders are…

Blog/News (June 27, 2017) On June 16, Amazon.com Inc. announced it would pay a little under $14 billion to purchase Whole Foods Market Inc. The move is sure to re-invent the grocery store business model while also ramping up Amazon's brick and mortar retail presence.Whole…

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Blog/News (June 27, 2017) Originally published by Reuters by Kari Plume June 27, 2017 Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the…

Blog/News (June 27, 2017) The Trump administration is currently deciding what its trade agenda will look like. It's shaping up to be more big wins for multinational corporations.