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No Regrets for Trump Voters: The Media Needs to Stop Looking for Buyers' Remorse

Psychological research shows people are too tribal and afraid to admit they were wrong to regret their votes.

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There Could Be Ketamine In Your ‘Natural' Chicken

Consumer groups use a novel strategy to sue a poultry producer over claims the drug turned up in its products.

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Aurora Organic Dairy Organic Milk False Advertising/Mislabeling – Class Action Investigation

Chimicles & Tikellis LLP is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Aurora Organic Dairy (“Aurora”) following recent reports that Aurora falsely advertises and mislabels its milk as “organic” when, in fact, it is not organic and does not meet the requirements for organic labeling.

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Following Ossoff Loss, Democrats Urged to Embrace 'Bold Progressive Vision

"Democrats will not win back power merely by serving as an alternative to Trump and Republicans."

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Probiotics Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression

When it comes to mental health, most assume the brain is in charge. In reality, your gut may be calling the shots. Interestingly enough, in the 1800s and early 1900s, it was thought that waste in your colon could produce infections that lead to depression. As it turns out, they weren't too far off the mark.

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Sanderson Farms: Stop Advertising Your Contaminated Chicken as '100% Natural'!

"By federal law, all chickens have to be cleared of antibiotics before they leave the farm," says the folksy, flannel-wearing actor in a Sanderson Farms "Truth about Chicken—Supermarket" video. 

So imagine our surprise when we learned that government testing of Sanderson chicken products uncovered 11 instances of antibiotics for human use in Sanderson chicken—after it had left the farm.

One of those antibiotics, chloramphenical, is not only prohibited in food-producing animals, but according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program report (2016), is "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen."

Antibiotics aren't the only "unnatural" substances in Sanderson chicken. Tests revealed growth hormones prohibited in poultry production, pesticides and prescription drugs—including one with hallucinogenic effects!

Tell Sanderson Farms CEO Joe Sanderson: Stop advertising your contaminated chicken as '100% Natural!'

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How the DEA Triggered the Massacre of an Entire Mexican Town

Investigative journalists drop a bombshell about DEA complicity in the the murders of 300 people, and it barely makes a blip in the U.S. media

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Is Big Alcohol Taking a Hit from Legal Weed?

According to one survey, 20 percent of Gen Xers and eight percent of boomers are making the switch from alcohol to pot.

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Efficiency Impacts of Utilizing Soil Data in the Pricing of the Federal Crop Insurance Program

Since the Agricultural Act of 2014, the federal crop insurance program (FCIP) has been the cornerstone agricultural policy in the United States, and is the largest such program globally, with about $100 billion in coverage annually.

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There Could Be Ketamine In Your 'Natural' Chicken

Consumer groups use a novel strategy to sue a poultry producer over claims the drug turned up in its products.
Veterinarians use it as an anesthetic. Psychiatrists have started prescribing it for depression. And thanks to the “out-of-body” experience it gives users, ketamine, or â€œSpecial K,” has long been a drug of choice for ravers and clubgoers.

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Nonprofits Sue Third-Largest Poultry Co. for False Advertising of Drug-Contaminated Chicken

OAKLAND, Calif.—Three nonprofit groups filed suit today against Laurel, Miss.-based Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) for falsely advertising products that contain a wide range of unnatural and in some cases prohibited substances, as “100% Natural.” Substances include antibiotics, steroids, hormones and even a drug with hallucinogenic effects. The groups suing Sanderson are Organic Consumers Association (OCA), Friends of the Earth (FoE), and Center for Food Safety (CFS).

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Amazon Plans to Buy Whole Foods. Here's What You Need to Know.

We woke on Friday to the news that Amazon intends to purchase Whole Foods Market Inc. for the tidy sum of $13.7 billion.

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The Worst Kind of Meat

Corporations are fighting for global domination of the meat market through large mergers, buyouts and even bribing of politicians that have in some instances resulted in billion dollar fines and prison sentences

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How Misuse of a Single Paragraph Ended up Killing 60,000 Americans per Year

Opioid addiction is at an all-time high in the U.S., and according to many addiction specialists, pain and hopelessness are primary drivers of this burgeoning crisis.

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A Harmful Antibacterial the U.S. Has Banned in Hand Soap Is Still Allowed in Toothpaste

Nearly a year has passed since the US Food and Drug Administration banned Triclosan from hand soaps and body wash in the country. But the antimicrobial and its chemical relatives are still on the ingredients list for loads of other products people in the US and internationally put on their skin and in their mouths

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics Are Poisoning Us. We Need Change, Now

Ah, the Reformation. And then, inevitably, the Counter-Reformation. We remember them, sort of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansom's detective thriller about the shutting down of and, not incidentally, the looting of rich but decadent English monasteries under Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell.

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Naomi Klein: Youth-Led Grassroots Progressive Insurgencies Have Pushed Leaders Like Corbyn and Sanders Into National Politics

Over the weekend, more than 4,000 people gathered for the People's Summit in Chicago. Among those who spoke was Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who called the Democratic Party's strategy an absolute failure and blamed the party for the election of President Trump. For more on insurgent progressive politicians like Sanders, we speak with best-selling author and journalist Naomi Klein, whose new book is "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need."

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Gov't to Control Future GMO Potato Imports

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Agriculture authorities say they're prepared to implement controls to prevent the possible import of U.S. genetically modified (GMO) potatoes from affecting domestic growers.

The U.S. recently applied with the Health and Welfare Ministry to import GMO potatoes, with the approval process expected to be completed next year at the earliest. However, concerns are being raised about the potential health impacts of GMO food products and the adverse effects of these imports on domestic potato farmers.

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Neighbors Clash Over a Colorado Chicken Farm

After years of wrangling and weeks of trial, a jury says a huge chicken farm can stay put in western Colorado. This complicated trespass case pitted Susan Raymond, a local veterinarian, against her neighbor, Edwin Hostetler, who operates a 15,000 hen egg-laying facility.

Raymond claimed that her health, her veterinary business, and the value of her property had suffered as a result of emissions from Hostetler's farm. 

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The Losers in Organic Farming

Farmers are, among other things, business people – they produce products to sell, hopefully at a profit.

So with this in mind, it puzzles me as to why more farmers won't consider switching to organics?

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Innovative Ways to Create the Perfect Vegetable Garden

Growing your own vegetables and fruits is one of the best ways to ensure ready access to fresh, nutrient-dense and chemical-free food. The pastime is catching on, with 74 percent of U.S. households taking part in lawn and garden activities in 2016 — a 4 percent rise from just a year before.

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New Claims Against Monsanto in Consumer Lawsuit Over Roundup Herbicide

In a complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in Wisconsin, six consumers alleged that the company's top-selling Roundup herbicide has been falsely promoted as uniquely safe when it actually can have profound harmful impacts on human gut bacteria critical to good health.

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Pernicious Pesticides - Hiding in Plain Sight

What's yellow and orange and dead all over?

Bright orange streaks pop from the verdant Sonoma County landscape this spring. These are poisoned plants, treated by glyphosate. If you are like me, you may have overlooked this phenomenon, but once you know, it is impossible to ignore.

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Baltimore's Top Doctor: Why Aren't We Treating Gun Violence Like a Health Crisis?

Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's health commissioner and an emergency room physician, wrote a moving op-ed last week after a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice. In it, she highlighted the daily horror of gun violence the medical community faces.

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Every Year, Starbucks Sends 4 Billion Nonrecyclable Paper Cups to Landfills

Five years after Starbucks kicked off an annual competition to improve their cup design it shut the competition down, went on using the unrecyclable cups, and adopted the line that the world's taxpayers should foot the bill for upgrading recycling plants to accommodate its cups.

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Sanderson and Merck Caught Deceiving Consumers

  • Sanderson Farms refuses to stop using antibiotics and claims the antibiotic-free chicken trend is nothing but a marketing ploy devised to justify higher prices.

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How Organic Is Your Organic Milk?

So, you're familiar with the problems associated with conventional pasteurized milk and you've started buying (and paying more for) organic milk instead. If you think you're doing your health a great favor, you may be shocked to find out some organic milk brands contain omega-3-rich oil made from corn syrup-fed algae. 

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Bernie Sanders Is Quietly Building One of the Most Powerful Progressive Media Outfits in America

"The key to everything goes back to Bernie's message," said Josh Miller-Lewis, who serves as the deputy communications director in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' Senate office. "What we try to do is explore ways to replicate his voice to as many people as possible, and do it in new and engaging ways."

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Wait 'til you hear this.

“It always seems impossible until it's done.” – Nelson Mandela

As if you aren't concerned enough about the rampant use of pesticides, hormones and antibiotics in your food—wait ‘til you hear the latest news.

We're on the verge of announcing alarming facts about what's in one of the most common foods consumed in the U.S.

It's news that will serve as a wake-up call to consumers—and we hope, a warning to the food industry: Consumers will not tolerate lies and deception when it comes to what's in our food.

Today we launch our summer online fundraising campaign. Your donation, which will be matched by both and Dr. Bronner's, will help fund our ongoing work to expose the health and environmental hazards of industrial food. Please help us reach our quarterly goal of $250,000 by midnight June 30. Donate online, by mail or by phone—details here.

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So Much For 'Conscious Capitalism'

Whole Foods will be owned by one of the most brutally efficient and standardized retailers in the world, a company with a relentless focus on selling things cheaper and faster.

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