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Deaths of farmworkers in cow manure ponds put oversight of dairy farms into question 25.9.2017 Washington Post
New safety concerns have emerged as dairy farms across the U.S. have transitioned from family operations into big businesses involving thousands of cows and massive machinery.
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Muslims and anti-sharia activists meet, armed, at a Dairy Queen to talk fears about America’s future 23.9.2017 Washington Post
Muslims and anti-sharia activists meet, armed, at a Dairy Queen to talk fears about America’s future
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Over onion rings, a tense meeting about Islam and America 23.9.2017 Washington Post
The four Texas men — two militia members and two Muslims — were on polarized sides in a divided country. Both sides agreed the government wasn’t doing enough, so they decided to get together and discuss their differences. “Meet me at the Dairy Queen,” was the invitation.
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For farmers and working people, cancelling NAFTA could be the best way forward 20.9.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Have you ever wondered what would happen if you called the bully's bluff? As Liberal members of Parliament return to their seats in the House of Commons, they need to consider the sometimes-veiled opportunities that political bullying provides. Are you listening, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland? More than 20 years ago, I was someone who campaigned and organized against the passage of both the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). I was devastated, like many others, when both passed, first the FTA and then later NAFTA, enabled by the Liberals, and supported over the years by various shades of Conservatives. The results of almost 30 years of free trade have not borne fruit for workers, the environment or family farmers. Over the years the U.S. has placed one barrier in front of another, and Canada has spent incredible energy trying to defend some of the public systems that have created a bit of equality in this country. Whether it be ...
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How Heat Kills Farmworkers 20.9.2017 Mother Jones
On a recent summer morning in Mendota, a small farming community in California’s Central Valley, the sun glared down from a cloudless sky. The temperature was heading toward 101 degrees, and it had hit 106 a few days before—not unlike the blistering heat that blanketed much of the West Coast over Labor Day weekend. While […]
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For farmers and working people, cancelling NAFTA might be the best way forward 20.9.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Have you ever wondered what would happen if you called the bully's bluff? As Liberal members of Parliament return to their seats in the House of Commons, they need to consider the sometimes-veiled opportunities that political bullying provides. Are you listening, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland? More than 20 years ago, I was someone who campaigned and organized against the passage of both the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). I was devastated, like many others, when both passed, first the FTA and then later NAFTA, enabled by the Liberals, and supported over the years by various shades of Conservatives. The results of almost 30 years of free trade have not borne fruit for workers, the environment or family farmers. Over the years the U.S. has placed one barrier in front of another, and Canada has spent incredible energy trying to defend some of the public systems that have created a bit of equality in this country. Whether it be ...
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World hunger worsens as war, climate shocks hit food access 16.9.2017 Washington Post: World
The number of people categorized as hungry grew at the fastest pace since at least the beginning of this century.
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Texas Public School Districts May Now Store, Not Trash, Leftover Food 15.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Texas schools can now create food pantries on campus where they can store donated food as well as surplus food from the cafeteria.
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New product claims it may reduce peanut allergies 15.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The label of a new powdered peanut product is the first to be allowed to claim it may reduce peanut allergies in susceptible infants.
New EPA model enables comparison of various sources of childhood exposure to lead 15.9.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director and Dr. Ananya Roy is Health Scientist This week, Environmental Health Perspectives published an important article by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that sheds important light on the various sources of children’s lead exposure. Led by Valerie Zaltarian, the article shares an innovative multimedia model to quantify […]
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The problem with Mason jars 12.9.2017 TreeHugger
And how to improve them.
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Mexican papaya recalled after salmonella outbreak 12.9.2017 LA Times: Business

A Southern California company has recalled papaya imported from Mexico after health authorities linked its fruit shipments to a salmonella infection that has killed one person and sickened 13 others in three states.

Bravo Produce Inc. of San Ysidro, issued a recall notice Sunday, after federal...

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'Big Chicken': The medical mystery that traced back to slaughterhouse workers 10.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
'Big Chicken': The medical mystery that traced back to slaughterhouse workers
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'Big Chicken': The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers 10.9.2017 NPR Health Science
In the 1950s, the poultry industry began dunking birds in antibiotic baths. It was supposed to keep meat fresher and healthier. That's not what happened, as Maryn McKenna recounts in her new book.
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PenAir will cease its Denver operations and flights to Kansas, Nebraska by Monday 7.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
PenAir, the Alaska-based Essential Air Service airline petitioning for Chapter 11 protections, will end Denver International Airport operations on Monday.
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Ethiopia faces worst drought in years as millions at risk 5.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

DANAN, Ethiopia (AP) — Men, women and children in this remote region of Ethiopia scramble to receive food aid and feed their rail-thin cattle as a huge cloud of dust rises into a sky that hasn’t delivered enough rain for the past three years. The mass feeding program, managed by aid groups in this sun-scorched […]
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Food revolution in aisle seven: Amazon will be a game changer 2.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

We are in the age of mass personalization. With its bid for Whole Foods, Amazon is bringing mass personalization to the food system and upsetting the order that has reigned since the end of World War II.
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We Should Serve Kids Food in School, Not Shame 1.9.2017 Truthout.com
Students with unpaid meal debts have been experiencing some shaming policies at school. Access to food is a basic human need and should be considered a right -- regardless of income. The best way to combat meal debt shame in US public schools is to provide every student with free meals. Children eat breakfast at the federally-funded Head Start Program school on September 20, 2012 in Woodbourne, New York. (Photo: John Moore / Getty Images) For the past several years, reports have surfaced about the "shaming" of students for outstanding school meal debts. These students, often from low-income families, are being publicly humiliated because they have unpaid debt in their school meal accounts. Policies that shame students can include stamping on children's hands or arms, taking their food away and dumping it in the trash or giving them stigmatized cold, partial meals in lieu of the regular hot lunch. As an education researcher who studies food in schools, I believe it's our duty in schools to treat students ...
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Stocks jump after report of stronger consumer spending 31.8.2017 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday after the Commerce Department said spending by U.S. consumers grew in July, along with wages and salaries. Healthcare companies are making some of the biggest gains, along with technology companies and retailers. Investors also are pleased with economic reports...

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These DIY versions of popular snacks give processed ingredients the boot 31.8.2017 Washington Post
These DIY versions of popular snacks give processed ingredients the boot
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