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Organic Food News

Will You 'Promise to Protect'? Coalition Urges New Wave of Resistance to Stop KXL

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

Shortly following the Nebraska Public Service Commission's "shortsighted and dangerous" vote to green-light TransCanada's Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, a coalition comprised of Indigenous peoples, farmers, and ranchers living along the oil project's proposed route published a letter on Monday urging the public to join them in protecting sacred land from corporate exploitation.

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FDA Raids in Florida Suggest Trump Admin. Policy Change That Benefits Big Pharma

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

News of the raids follows the president's nomination of a former drug company executive to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

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Food Manufacturers, Farmers and Consumers Can Change Climate for Good

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

No longer is consumption a passive acquisition of stuff. Increasingly consumers consider buying something as an act that impacts others, one that requires ethical decision making.

If the baby boomer generation represents the dominant perspective of yesterday and the millennial generation represents where the market is headed, we begin to see a trend line appearing across generations that suggests that consumers increasingly weigh higher order values as they make purchasing decisions.

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A Wide-Open Door for Pesticide Lobbyists at the Agriculture Department

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

At a private meeting in September, congressional aides asked Rebeckah Adcock, a top official at the Department of Agriculture, to reveal the identities of the people serving on the deregulation team she leads at the agency.

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Animal Welfare Groups Slam Proposal to Speed up Poultry Plant Lines

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

The National Chicken Council says speeding up processing won’t hurt birds. Others disagree.

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It's Been a Year Since California Banned Single-Use Plastic Bags. The World Didn't End

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

It’s been a year since Californian banned most stores from handing out flimsy, single-use plastic bags to customers. It was the first, and remains the only, U.S. state to do so. But guess what? In the end, this momentous change was not a big deal. Shoppers did not revolt or launch recall campaigns against state lawmakers. Food still gets to people’s houses. 

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Mental Turmoil: Depression Treatment Drives Users to Murder, Suicide

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

Paxil, the world’s second most prescribed antidepressant next to Prozac, is linked to serious psychiatric effects including suicidal and homicidal behavior. Paxil, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is prescribed for a wide range of conditions including anxiety, depression, irritability, muscle tension and fatigue. Clinical trials show 85 percent of Paxil users become quickly addicted.

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Blueberries and Dark Chocolate Hold Powerful Properties

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

To see if it’s possible to reverse aging, researchers in England examined a class of genes called splicing factors and dysfunctional cells called senescent, which accumulate as humans get older. Applying resveratrol, found in dark chocolate, red grapes and blueberries, the scientists found that the splicing factors switched back on and simultaneously reversed signs of aging. Studies also show that the compounds in these foods are beneficial for brain function, lowering your Alzheimer’s risk, lightening your mood, improving your vascular system and decreasing your stroke risk.

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CoQ10 - The No. 1 Supplement Recommended by Cardiologists

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and the reduced version, ubiquinol, are among the most popular supplements for mitochondrial health. It’s also the No. 1 supplement recommended by cardiologists to all patients. Anyone taking a statin drug to lower their cholesterol must take a CoQ10/ubiquinol supplement to protect their health, especially their heart health, as statins deplete your body of CoQ10.

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Massive Pipeline Leak Shows Why Nebraska Should Reject Keystone XL

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

About 210,000 gallons (5,000 barrels) of oil leaked Thursday from TransCanada's Keystone oil pipeline near Amherst, South Dakota, drawing fierce outcry from pipeline opponents. The leak, the largest spill to date in South Dakota, comes just days before Nebraska regulators decide on whether its controversial sister project—the Keystone XL (KXL) Pipeline—will go forward.

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The Biggest Legal Pot Economy in the World Starts January 1—What Will It Look Like?

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

When California initiates legal marijuana commerce on January 1, it will be the world's largest legal pot economy. Now, just weeks away, we're finally seeing the rules that are going to govern the transition from a black and gray market to a legal, taxed and regulated market. 

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Becoming (and Remaining) a Farmer is Hard

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

The lack of beginning farmers in the United States is bordering on a crisis. As the latest Farm Census shows, there has been a stark decline in overall farmers—the U.S. is now home to roughly one-third the population of farmers as in the 1930s. The average age of the American farmer is now nearly 60 years old. 

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The Monsanto Papers, Part 1 — Operation: Intoxication

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

In order to save glyphosate, the Monsanto corporation has undertaken an effort to destroy the United Nations' cancer agency by any means possible. Here is the part one of an investigation from Le Monde.

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Companies Are Realizing That Renewable Energy Is Good for Business

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

The conservative city of Georgetown, Texas, runs on renewable energy. After all, wind and solar power are more predictable and easier to budget than oil and gas. Clean power pushes may be associated with more left-leaning cities, but Republican mayor Dale Ross called the switch to renewables a no-brainer.

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Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. To Its Core

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

A serial leak of the agency’s cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians worldwide.

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American intelligence.

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Slaughter of 90,000 Wild Horses Could Proceed Despite 80% Objection From American Public

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

"Rep. Stewart is leading the charge to slaughter America's wild horses and burros over the opposition of 80 percent of Americans," said Suzanne Roy, AWHC Executive Director. "Putting his deputy at the helm of the agency charged with protecting these national icons is like putting the wolf in charge of the chicken coop."

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Hawaii Set to Ban Sunscreen

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

A ban on most sunscreens by Hawaii could spark a global bid to save sensitive coral reefs from death by the toxic chemicals found in suncare products, writes ANNE VAN HUYSSTEEN of RAspect.

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Make This Homemade Garden Insect Spray to Keep the Bugs at Bay

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

Gardeners know all too well that certain bugs just won’t leave the plants alone even when the commonly available pest sprays are applied.

That just goes to show that DIY projects (or do-it-yourself projects) always work the best for gardeners!

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Dairy Group Sues Wisconsin DNR Over Pollution Discharge Rules

Organic Consumers Association - 2 min 6 sec ago

A Wisconsin dairy group is challenging whether the state can require farmers to obtain operating permits that aren't required under federal law. 

In a lawsuit filed last month by the Wisconsin Dairy Business Association, the group argues the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has long overstepped its authority in regulating large animal farms.

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