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  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Justice Department Approves Bayer-Monsanto Merger in Landmark Settlement

    Federal antitrust regulators have granted agribusiness giants Bayer and Monsanto permission to merge after the two companies agreed to spin off $9 billion worth of assets, the largest such sale of corporate assets ever required by the Justice Department. Under the proposed settlement filed Tuesday, Bayer will sell its seed and herbicide businesses to a third party, the German chemical company BASF.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Poultry Power - The Main Street Project

    I am not a poultry owner and I am not interested in getting into the poultry industry. However, I like to eat chicken and I also like sharing entrepreneurial agricultural opportunities with people. Also, with all the debate out there about various ways to raise the chickens we eat, I found Haslett-Marroquin’s proven, researched ideas very positive because they can be implemented on a small number of acres in a pleasing, environmental fashion – all while being profitable too! If you’re passionate about poultry, his ideas are worth looking into.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    The Campaign for Nixtamalized Nongmo Tortillas: The Political Ecology and Deep Nutrition of Our Daily Plate

    Witnessing the industrialization of the tortilla was more than an alarming ethnographic observation. My feelings emerged from how these changes hit me straight on the taste buds. It was a sort of colonial tongue lashing. It felt like my cultural identity had been violated and my taste buds were objecting; strongly; viscerally.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Food Police Shut Down Raw Dairy Club
    • William Winter, a veterinarian and livestock nutritionist, is the latest to fall victim to the “food police,” who raided his Minnesota-based private food club. Operating under the name of Uptown Locavore, residents subscribed to this buying club in order to secure a share of farm-fresh foods like raw milk and cheese and meat. Minneapolis health inspectors, however, obtained a search warrant for the club and sealed all food-containing refrigerators and freezers, preventing Winter from dispensing the products.
  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Polluting Pigs Hit Again Over Air Emissions in Iowa
    • Four northeast Iowa residents are suing the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) over noxious air emissions being released by local concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The area is home to CAFOs raising some 25,000 pigs all within 5 miles of an elementary school. In Iowa, pigs spend their lives living on slatted floors, allowing waste to drop through into storage pits below; if left as is, the resulting fumes would kill the animals, so the CAFOs use fans to blow the toxic air out of the building — and into the surrounding communities.
  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    STD Prevalence Skyrockets Amid Concerns Over Growing Antibiotic-Resistance
    • Three of the more commonly transmitted diseases have reached record levels in the U.S. Nationwide, there were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia in 2016, 470,000 cases of gonorrhea and 28,000 new cases of syphilis. Mutations of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria that causes gonorrheal infections have led to a high incidence of antibiotic resistance, making it extremely difficult to treat. Research looking at syphilis samples from the U.S., South America, Europe, Africa and Australasia found both of the two main strains of syphilis have developed antibiotic resistance.
  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Unlocking Private Finance for Developing Countries' Green Growth

    Climate finance has never been more urgently needed, with massive investments in climate action required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and avoid the devastating effects of a warmer planet.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Food Waste Enough to Feed World's Hungry Four Times Over

    The United Nations is continuing to fight a relentless battle to eradicate extreme hunger – particularly in the world’s poorest nations—by 2030.

    But it is battling against severe odds: an estimated 800 million people still live in hunger— amidst a warning that the world needs to produce at least 50 percent more food to feed the growing 9.0 billion people by 2050—20 years beyond the UN’s goal.

    Still, the World Bank predicts that climate change could cut crop yields by more than 25 percent undermining the current attempts to fight hunger.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    EU Commission Plans Ban on Plastic Waste

    Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission presented a draft directive to ban the single-use products in the fight against plastic waste.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    How GDPR Kills The Innovation Economy

    May 25th is the day the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. It’s more likely than not that any reader of mine already knows all about GDPR, but for those who don’t, it’s the most significant new framework for data regulation in recent history. Not only does every company that does business with an EU citizen have to comply with GDPR, but most major Internet companies (like Google, Facebook, etc) have already announced they intend to export the “spirit” of GDPR to all of their customers, regardless of their physical location.