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Trump’s USDA Wants to Make Pork Processing Faster—And More Dangerous 20.1.2018 Mother Jones
In a typical pork slaughterhouse, hog carcasses move down the conveyor belt at an average rate of around 977 per hour, or about 16 per minute. Workers tasked with disassembling these fast-moving 240-plus pound chunks of flesh endure high injury rates, which are likely even higher due to underreporting.  Now the Trump Administration’s US Department of Agriculture is pushing […]
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US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter 19.1.2018 AP Business
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Federal government regulators proposed changes Friday in the way most hogs slaughtered for meat in the United States are processed in a series of new rules that officials say improve industry practices but critics say could imperil food safety....
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Tax law gives unexpected break to farmers who sell to co-ops 19.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Lawmakers say they didn't intend to give a competitive advantage to co-ops. But it's not clear they can rework the legislation given the partisan divide on Capitol Hill.
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Greenhouse technology could be the future of food 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
CU Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.The four-year research program could yield next-gen technology capable of solving food, energy and water security challenges posed by global population growth and climate change.
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FDA to release more clinical trial information for newly approved drugs 17.1.2018 Washington Post
FDA to release more clinical trial information for newly approved drugs
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How Millionaires Collect Food Stamps 16.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Many states grant benefits to anyone with moderately low wage income, regardless of net worth.
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Tribes try to exert more influence over federal farm bill 11.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is leading the first of its kind initiative to bring more farm bill funding to Indian Country. The lobbying effort is an outgrowth of programs to improve health and expand access to healthy food for Indian people.
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How to fix the American diet, according to the man who coined the term 'junk food' 9.1.2018 Philly.com News
Michael Jacobson talks diet, nutrition and what comes next for food policy in the United States.
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One in Ten Amazon Workers In Ohio Uses Food Stamps To Survive 8.1.2018 CorpWatch Features
One in ten Amazon employees in Ohio needs government assistance to make ends meet, according to analysis conducted by Policy Matters Ohio, a Cleveland-based research group. This is despite the fact that, since 2014, the state has given Amazon over $125 million in subsidies to expand.
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It's Time to Confront the Scourge of Advertising in the Capitalist Food System 7.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
While it's customary to blame consumer companies and their advertising campaigns for predatory and manipulative messages, it's time to look beyond that critique to the truly deadly ingredient in the mix: capitalism itself. After all, the proliferation of lifestyle diseases is a direct result of lifestyle advertising promoted and subsidized under our capitalist system. Mr. Peanut joins other Kraft Heinz mascots in Times Square for the kick-off event of the 'Feed Your Family, Feed The World' program, on April 27, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: Jason Kempin / Getty Images for Kraft Heinz) This story wasn't funded by corporate advertising, but by readers like you. Can you help sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation? In December, the Kraft Heinz Company launched a multimillion-dollar  advertising campaign  in response to " prolonged negative perceptions " about the health risk associated with its products. Between 2014 and 2016, Kraft Heinz's net income fell by an astounding  24 percent , due in no ...
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Norway Halts Weapons Sales in Yemen War, Citing Humanitarian Crisis, as US and Britain Continue Supply 4.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday the country will stop supplying weapons and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates, citing "great concern" over the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The UAE is part of the Saudi-led coalition that has been carrying out airstrikes in Yemen for nearly three years. Meanwhile, the US and Britain continue to supply the Saudis with billions of dollars' worth of weapons. The US also provides logistical military support to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi air campaign has killed more than 10,000 civilians in Yemen and displaced more than 3 million. More than 80 percent of Yemenis now lack food, fuel, water and access to healthcare. We speak with journalist Iona Craig, who was based in Sana'a from 2010 to 2015 as the Yemen correspondent for The Times of London. She was awarded the 2016 Orwell Prize for her reporting on Yemen. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I'm Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. NERMEEN SHAIKH: We turn now to Yemen. On Wednesday, Norway's ...
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Shhhh. The “Gene Silenced” Apple Is Coming. 2.1.2018 Mother Jones
The Arctic Golden apple, the first genetically modified apple available to consumers, is making its way to grocery store shelves. I’m an apple loyalist—I pack one as an after-lunch snack nearly every day of the week. So I jumped at the chance to sample this new version of the fruit at a fall event hosted by […]
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From Plate to Plough: Left behind on the farm 2.1.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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CBD, TBD: Cannabinoids on local grocery shelves, but for how long? 30.12.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
CBD products are showing up at places like Alfalfa's and Lucky's, and the FDA and DEA are working to regulate such sales.
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FDA takes too long to recall tainted food, federal investigators say 28.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services raised significant concerns regarding the Food and Drug Administration's removal of tainted food from store shelves.
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Get ready for the cannabis culinary-arts scene to explode 28.12.2017 Denver Post: Local
Chefs and investors have been teaming up to offer an eye-boggling array of cannabis-infused food and beverages, weed-pairing supper clubs and other extravagant pot-to-plate events in preparation for California legalization.
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California preps for pot-infused fare, from wine to tacos 27.12.2017 AP Top News
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The sauvignon blanc boasts brassy, citrus notes, but with one whiff, it's apparent this is no normal Sonoma County wine. It's infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that provides the high....
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Move over pot brownies: California prepares for marijuana in wine, trail mixes, tacos and other edibles 27.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The sauvignon blanc boasts brassy, citrus notes, but with one whiff, it’s apparent this is no normal Sonoma County wine. It’s infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that provides the high.

Move over, pot brownies. The world’s largest legal recreational marijuana market kicks...

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California gets ready to ignite cannabis culinary-arts scene 26.12.2017 AP Top News
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The sauvignon blanc boasts brassy, citrus notes, but with one whiff, it's apparent this is no normal Sonoma County wine. It's infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that provides the high....
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Venezuela’s opposition reinvents itself with soup kitchens 26.12.2017 Washington Post: World
Miguel Castillo hurried up a narrow, dusty street in a poor neighborhood in Venezuela’s capital city carrying a boy who clung to him as if his life depended on it.
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