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  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Sleep More, Weigh Less?

    Recent research shows the longer a person slept, the smaller their waist and lower their BMI were likely to be. People who slept for an average of six hours a night had a waist circumference more than 1 inch (3 centimeters) larger than those who slept for nine hours a night. Shorter sleep was also linked to lower levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol, disruptions to thyroid hormones and increases in inflammatory markers.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    The Link Between Sugar and Depression

    Sugar increases your risk of depression by contributing to insulin and leptin resistance, suppressing BDNF, affecting dopamine, damaging your mitochondria and promoting chronic inflammation. Studies have linked high-sugar diets to a higher risk of depression and anxiety, showing a low-sugar diet is an important part of the prevention and treatment of common mental health problems.
     

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    ECJ Ruling on Document Access Rattles Chemical, Pesticide Industries

    A decision by the European Court of Justice on Wednesday in favor of disclosing confidential safety tests by large pesticide companies has sent shockwaves through the wider chemical industry.

    The court’s decision dealt with two cases in which non-governmental organizations had been denied access to documents about pesticides on the grounds that the information was commercially sensitive.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Like you, I'm saddened. And worried.

    You’ve always supported our joint struggle for an organic and equitable food system. For a chemical-free environment. For corporate accountability. For peace, justice and sustainability.

    That mission requires us to strike at the heart of the absolute worst manifestation of our degenerative, exploitative, extractive industrial food and farming system—the $1-trillion factory farm industry.

    Late yesterday, a New England donor, inspired by our campaign to force Ben & Jerry’s to go organic, made a generous offer.

    We’re grateful because this generous offer validates our strategy: To erode Ben & Jerry’s brand so much that the company begins the long-overdue transition from Dirty Dairy to an organic regenerative system that respects and rewards farmers and farmworkers, doesn't abuse animals, no longer pollutes waterways or degrades soil, and produces a safer, organic consumer product.

    The donor, who asked to remain anonymous, will match up to $25,000 in donations raised between now and midnight, Monday, August 21. That means your donation today will be worth twice as much.

    Can you pitch in today to help us take advantage of this matching gift offer? Details here.

     

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    One-Third of American Adults Prescribed Opioids Each Year, and Opioid Deaths Now Leading Cause of Death for People Under 50

    More than one-third of American adults were prescribed an opioid drug in 2015, and opioid overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. Back pain, wisdom tooth extraction and pain during pregnancy are common reasons for receiving an opioid prescription. As a result, many young adults and infants are unduly affected by drug addiction.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Neonics Harm Bees, Poison Drinking Water and Don't Improve Crop Yield: Why Aren't We Banning Them?

    It’s no secret that neonicotinoids can harm bees and other insects—they’re designed to kill pests, after all. But an increasing body of evidence is uncovering just how serious an impact these pesticides are having on the environment.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    UK Government Shows Support for Neonics Ban

    On July 20, in response to a parliamentary question on whether Britain would lift the restrictions after Brexit, Lord Gardiner, Minister for Rural Affairs, said: “The Government keeps the developing evidence on neonicotinoids under review, advised by the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides.
     
    “On the basis of current evidence, we support the existing restrictions.”

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Vaccines: A Simple Way to Discover the Truth

    Representative Bill Posey (R-FL) has introduced a bill that would direct the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study comparing health outcomes in vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.

    This is an incredibly important bill. The number of immunizations given to young children has increased dramatically over the years. By the age of two, children in 1950 received five shots; today, children receive as many as twenty-seven shots before their second birthday, with multiple shots often given in the same visit.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    That Chicken From Whole Foods Isn’t So Special Anymore

    Whole Foods Market Inc. doesn’t just sell chickens. It sells shoppers on the idea of chickens raised and treated better than prevailing standards: no antibiotics, no hormones, no cages. Not the sort of chicken you can get anywhere. But thanks in no small part to a food-quality revolution that Whole Foods helped cultivate over the past decade, standards for much of the poultry sold at American supermarkets are shifting. 

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Compendium of Scientific and Practical Findings Supporting Eco-Restoration to Address Global Warming

    This Compendium of Scientific and Practical Findings Supporting Eco-Restoration to Address Global Warming (the “Compendium”) is a fully referenced compilation of the evidence outlining the power, benefits and necessity of eco-restoration to address global warming.