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  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    The Battle Lines Have Been Drawn on the Green New Deal

    "I really don't like their policies of taking away your car, taking away your airplane flights, of ‘let’s hop a train to California,’ or ‘you’re not allowed to own cows anymore!'” So bellowed President Donald Trump in El Paso, Texas, his first campaign-style salvo against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey’s Green New Deal resolution. There will surely be many more.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Regenerative Agriculture Can Make Farmers Stewards of the Land Again

    For years, "sustainable" has been the buzzword in conversations about agriculture. If farmers and ranchers could slow or stop further damage to land and water, the thinking went, that was good enough. I thought that way too, until I started writing my new book, "One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl's Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture."

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    EPA Scientists: The Toxic Chemicals Our Agency Won't Regulate Are Definitely in Our Drinking Water

    Remember those disturbingly ubiquitous chemicals that the Environmental Protection Agency can’t bring itself to ban from our drinking water? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) are man-made substances that were once prized for their ability to make surfaces resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. ntil the United States started to phase them out in 2006, PFAS were widely used.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Naiveté Is What Companies Like Bayer and Monsanto Count On.

    "Sometimes, I don’t even recognize myself. Not many years ago, I was using all kinds of bleaches and cleaners with dubious ingredients. I’ve always felt a little suspicious that Clorox wipes likely harbor something uncool, because my hands unfailingly experienced a radiating, deep ache after using them."

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Buy Organic Food to Help Curb Global Insect Collapse, Say Scientists

    Buying organic food is among the actions people can take to curb the global decline in insects, according to leading scientists. Urging political action to slash pesticide use on conventional farms is another, say environmentalists.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Exposure to Weed Killing Products Increases Risk of Cancer by 41% - Study

    A broad new scientific analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weedkilling products in the world, has found that people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Commentary: Consumers Should Not Be in Dark on Dangers

    If you haven't been following the news about Johnson & Johnson, you're missing out. A brief summary: Since 1971 J&J has known their baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos. Executives knew. Mine managers knew. Lawyers knew. Literally everyone knew. Except consumers.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    How the Trump Administration Pulled Back on Regulating Toxic Chemicals

    The Trump administration has halted bans on toxic chemicals that are known to cause serious health threats. These moves, led by an ex-industry group executive now at the EPA, have allowed the continued use of products found to cause cancer, birth defects, and other ailments

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Diapers, Menstrual Pads and Tampons Are Full of Toxic Chemicals

    Many women don't consider how feminine hygiene products are made. If the brand says cotton on the label, most automatically think it's safe. Since feminine hygiene products are classified as medical devices, companies do not have to release materials used in the product. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only regulates tampon absorbency, so all must meet the same guidelines.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    NASA Happily Reports the Earth Is Greener, With More Trees Than 20 Years Ago-and It's Thanks to China, India

    The world is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, and the data from NASA satellites has revealed a counterintuitive source for much of this new foliage: China and India. This surprising new study shows that the two emerging countries with the world’s biggest populations are leading the improvement in greening on land.