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DARK Days Ahead? - Newsletter 061915 from Organic Consumers Association

       TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK DARK Days Ahead? Today, at 10 a.m., Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and their band of

The Monsanto Protection Act is baacckkk

    The Monsanto Protection Act is back and it’s even worse than before! Late last week, Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) released a dangerous new amendment ...
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Groups Urge WHO to Set Safety Standards for Herbicide Glyphosate it Classified as Carcinogenic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Jake Thompson, 202-289-2387, jthompson@nrdc.org, or Elizabeth Heyd, 202-289-2424, eheyd@nrdc.org Groups Urge WHO to Set Safety Standards for Herbicide Glyphosate it Classified as ...
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FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods

Editor's note: Intake of trans fat has been linked to 100,000 cardiovascular deaths every year in the U.S. But removal of added trans fat or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils alone does not guarantee that your processed food is healthy. Because of the link between trans fat and cardiovascular disease, many food companies now use palm oil. But some studies suggest that palm oil may not be as healthy as thought. Also partially hydrogenated vegetable oils are not the only source of trans fat. Naturally occurring trans fat is found in food products derived from cows. Trans fat can be formed when you cook your cooking oils like soybean oil and corn oil in your kitchen. And trans fat, regardless of its source, is not the only risk factor for cardiovascular disease....
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Stalled Fast Track is a Victory for Consumers, Workers and the Environment

For Immediately Release: June 12, 2015 Contacts: Patrick Woodall – 202-683-2487 Rich Bindell – 202-683-2457 Stalled Fast Track is a Victory for Consumers, Workers and the Environment Statement of Food & Water Watch ...
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DEADLINE Midnight June 22: Demand Mandatory Safety Testing of All GMOs!

DEADLINE Midnight June 22: Demand Mandatory Safety Testing of All GMOs! Dear XXXX: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in March that the agency has abandoned ...
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Conventional Cattle Being Milked on Organic Farms?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Mark Kastel, 608-625-2042 Conventional Cattle Being Milked on Organic Farms? USDA Proposed Origin-of-Livestock RuleMay Institutionalize New Loophole http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/06/conventional-cattle-being-milked-on-organic-farms/On April 28 the USDA's National Organic ...
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Demand BPA-free canned food

This is huge. More than 30,000 EWG supporters have already signed our petition demanding that companies stop using BPA in the linings of their canned food products. ...
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Rep. Ryan Introduces Legislation to Expand Produce Industry Efforts for Salad Bars in Schools

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release, June 3, 2015 Contact: Mary Coppola mcoppola@unitedfresh.org 202-303-3425 Rep. Ryan Introduces Legislation to Expand Produce Industry ...
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'Jangly guitar music' and dark shadows -Newsletter 060815 from Organic Consumers Association

    ESSAY OF THE WEEK A Pesticide-Saturated Future? Jetsandzeppelins via flickr cc The U.S. poison-making company that disingenuously rebranded itself as a “sustainable agriculture company,” is trying to acquire a ...
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