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Work Requirements in Farm Bill Are Off the Table 12.12.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Seth Wenig A supermarket displays stickers indicating they accept food stamps in West New York, New Jersey.  This week, the House and Senate finally came to an agreement on the farm bill, the legislation that authorizes farm subsidies as well as nutrition programs, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.  While the previous bill had expired in September, lawmakers came to an impasse over whether to sharply limit food stamp eligibility. In a victory for low-income Americans, the final version contained no such provision.  Passing the farm bill, generally a bipartisan endeavor, had hit roadblocks as House Republicans attempted to attach stringent work requirements to SNAP that would have threatened benefits for more than  two million  low-income people. The Senate version contained no such requirements. The conference committee charged with resolving the two versions  released  the compromise bill on Monday—and work requirements were not included, ...
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More raw beef recalled after nationwide salmonella outbreak 6.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
More than 12 million pounds of meat are now included in the recall. Officials say some 250 people have been sickened. They fear contaminated beef may remain in people's freezers.
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Too much vitamin D in dog food may have poisoned pets, spurring recalls and FDA alert 5.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The FDA says pet owners should watch out for vitamin D toxicity. Recalled brands include Abound, Nutrisca and Natural Life.
A sharing economy for plants: Seed libraries are sprouting up 22.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Agribusinesses vs. community agriculture — an American tradition?
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Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn't ruin your Thanksgiving 20.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Health officials say proper handling and cooking should kill any salmonella. A few points to remember: Don't rinse raw turkey -- that can spread germs. Clean hands and cooking surfaces that come into contact with raw turkey. And cook birds to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.
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5 trends in sustainable retail promoting chemical safety 20.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Product health is what's in store for retailer strategies.
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Fair share: How a sharing economy can chomp down on food waste 17.11.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
There are better food safety and liability management systems out there.
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Fair share: How a sharing economy can chop down on food waste 17.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
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Who Gets to Tell Stories About Poverty? 15.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  It should not be all that difficult to report on economic inequality. It’s a fixture, after all, of modern American life. And yet, the journalism industry, charged with analyzing and conveying news of wage stagnation, persistent poverty, and downward mobility, has itself crumbled alongside much of the middle class. Over the past several decades, more and more journalists have been laid off, while the rates paid freelancers have fallen, too. As the chasm of inequality has only continued to grow, the very journalists who cover it have not always been able to escape it. In 2012, when the country was still reeling from the economic recession and when reporting about inequality was needed perhaps more than ever, author Barbara Ehrenreich started the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP). The idea was to change the media landscape, and support reporters—by then, many low-income and working-class ...
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Location, location, location: How to manage valuable landscapes for carbon sequestration 15.11.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Carbon storage is a cost-effective climate strategy for policymakers and landowners.
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How to close the loop on a quarter-trillion plastic bottles a year 8.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
Reverse-vending machines may be just what the market needs to bring circularity to disposable bottles.
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FDA-approved PFAS: A serious breakdown in assessing food additive safety 5.11.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director, and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Independent Consultant This blog is the fourth in a series describing information we discovered in reviewing thousands of pages from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) response to our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) of the agency’s approval of 31 Food Contact Substance Notifications (FCNs) from […]
Food stamps for soda: Time to end billion-dollar subsidy for sugary drinks? 29.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
SNAP provides nutrition assistance for about 42 million Americans, but critics say now is the time to restructure the $70 billion annual program in a way that promotes healthier food choices.
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FDA reduces maximum daily limit for lead in children’s food by half 25.10.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant On September 27, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reduced the maximum allowed daily intake of lead for children from 6 to 3 micrograms per day (µg/day). It has also set a limit for adults of 12.5 µg/day, to protect against possible fetal exposure in […]
'Public charge' rule blamed for 'chilling effect' among immigrants 24.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
People are reportedly going without benefits that they or their children need for fear of hurting their immigration status.
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Organic farming with gene editing: an oxymoron or a tool for sustainable agriculture? 19.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Many farmers cultivating organic crops believe that genetically modified crops pose threats to human health. It's not that simple.
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E-cig manufacturer warned for selling liquids containing erectile dysfunction drugs 12.10.2018 Philly.com News
FDA states vaping active drug ingredients is an ineffective way to administer drugs and can be dangerous.
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FDA bans use of 7 synthetic food additives after environmental groups sue 7.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Food and Drug Administration is banning the use of several synthetic flavoring compounds used to infuse flavors such as mint and cinnamon in foods. Environmental groups sued, citing cancer risks.
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What B Corp certification means for Danone North America 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with the head of sustainability of the largest multinational company to achieve this designation.
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'Tsunami' of free food for the hungry is coming. Will it be too much to handle? 1.10.2018 Philly.com News
$1.2 billion of pork, apples, grapefruit, juices, cheese and other commodities will be distributed to help about 40 million Americans who don't have enough to eat.
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