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FDA says Zantac should be pulled from market, citing cancer risk 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Major pharmacies had already pulled the popular heartburn drug and its generic equivalents due to a contaminant. Now the Food and Drug Administration says definitively they should not be sold or used.
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FDA scientists push back on an industry-funded analysis about bioaccumulation and toxicity of short-chain PFAS 1.4.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant Note to readers: As we all grapple with the grave global health challenge from COVID19, we want to acknowledge the essential services that professionals at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and in the food production, processing and retail industries provide in continuing to deliver […]
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FDA expedites treatment of seriously ill COVID-19 patients with experimental plasma 25.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists are rolling out an old-fashioned approach they hope will help treat COVID-19. The treatment involves giving patients plasma from people who have recovered from the virus.
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Commentary: No, China's fresh food markets did not cause coronavirus 11.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

Wet markets are more vital now than ever. But wildlife regulation is an issue.

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Tampons, pads and politics mesh amid push in Colorado for access to menstrual supplies 11.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As a national movement for better access to menstrual products gains steam, “period equity” activists in Colorado are finding the path to change isn’t straight. Although Denver last summer repealed sales taxes on menstrual products and the state now requires supplies to be provided in prisons, an effort to repeal the statewide sales tax on the products failed. So, activists assemble supply kits to donate to those who need them.
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Column: As coronavirus spreads, how safe is a trip to the supermarket? 10.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Is it safe for all those fruit and vegetables to be out in the open, easily handled -- and put back -- by any number of strangers? What about salad bars and those tongs?

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Op-Ed: A bad rule lets fast-food chains off the hook for workers' rights 9.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A narrow definition of 'employer' leaves workers at McDonald's and other chains out in the cold.

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Lawsuits and labor claims: How the operators of the now-shuttered Curry House chain do business 6.3.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

The sudden closure of all locations of the venerable curry chain has led to an uproar from patrons and questions about the company's Texas-based operators.

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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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Trump Isn’t Waging a War on Poverty. He’s Waging a War on Poor People. 14.2.2020 Mother Jones
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on. But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of […]
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Dollar General, Sephora, Lowe's among 7 most improved retailers addressing toxic chemicals 3.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Sales of products marketed as sustainable are growing 5.6 times faster than conventionally marketed products.
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Climate Change Is Making It Much Harder to Be a Young Farmer 30.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Food and Environment Reporting Network. With this season’s severe flooding, raging wildfires, and delayed planting, many of the country’s farmers are struggling to adjust as climate change sets in. Yet young and beginning farmers face unique challenges, farmers and advocates say, with tenuous finances, relatively small operations, and […]
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Seed preservation is vital for a sustainable food system 27.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
"Our seeds are more than just food for us. Yes, they are nutrition. But they’re also… spirituality," says Electa Hare-RedCorn, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and a Yankton descendant. "Each seed has a story and each seed has a prayer."With a background in social work, Hare-RedCorn was brought on to the Pawnee Seed Preservation Project in 2012 as a seed-keeper, to carry the conversation forward with youth and families. The project, she says, has become a movement.
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Ensuring your lab is capable of testing for heavy metals in food 23.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Ensuring your lab is capable of testing for heavy metals in food
When it comes to testing heavy metals in food, the result is only as good as the lab. 23.1.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Boma Brown-West, Senior Manager. Heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, and lead are present in most foods, whether conventional or organic, usually as the result of environmental contamination. Because heavy metals pose significant threats even at low levels, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made reducing cumulative […]
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From sustainable to regenerative: bold business moves to transform the agriculture system 16.1.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Regenerative practices could bring huge win-wins for farmers, food companies and the environment, implementing them will involve overcoming wide-ranging barrier.
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Editorial: Lead in our lipstick? Mercury in mascara? That's got to stop 13.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Banning the sale of certain body-care products if they contain chemicals known to be dangerous to humans stalled last year in the California Legislature. But lawmakers have revised the bill to give it another chance.

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New SNAP rule impacts college students by limiting benefits and adding confusion 22.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
College students often struggle to make ends meet, and food insecurity is more common on campus than you might think. A new rule makes it even more challenging for some to get food stamps.
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What's in a name? When it comes to fruit, economic and genetic forces have a major say 19.12.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Today more than half of all newly developed fruit varieties have gobbledygook for official names, such as WA 38, Code 3X97 or Burpeachthirtysix.

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Early-career public-sector sustainability professionals reflect on VERGE 19 (Part 1) 19.12.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Insightful on mobility. Actionable ideas for addressing food waste. Youth activism. What inspired CivicSpark leaders at this year’s conference.
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