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David Sheen’s lecture “the Bullet, the Ballot, and the Boycott” (Part 2) (audio/mpeg 29.9MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Part 2 from journalist David Sheen’s lecture “the Bullet, the Ballot, and the Boycott” at University of New Orleans on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:49PM
Porter Ranch Area Residents Testify and Rally about SoCalGas Misconduct - by Dan Bacher
"Residents are upset that SoCalGas initially lied about the source of the leak, and then misled the public about the health risks to the community," said Alexandra Nagy of Food and Water Watch. "In addition to the investigation, in light of recent reports that the leak has resulted in staggering emissions of methane and carbon dioxide – two potent greenhouse gases – residents also recommend shutting down the aged Aliso Canyon Storage Facility."
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:08PM
FDA Approves First Genetically Engineered Animal for Human Consumption Over the Objections - by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2015) – Center for Food Safety today announced plans to sue the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to block the agency’s approval for sale and consumption of the genetically engineered AquaAdvantage® salmon developed by AquaBounty. The suit will be filed in coordination with other colleague plaintiffs.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:16AM
FDA Approves Unlabeled GMO Salmon Despite Widespread Opposition from Scientists, Consumers - by via Food & Water Watch
Ignoring Calls for More Comprehensive Studies, FDA Fails to Protect Public
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:11PM
Can a leopard change it's spots? Australia's schizophrenic climate change diplomacy - by John Englart (Takver)
It seems Ministers from 62 nations were won over by Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt's charm at Precop with applause being delivered to speeches from Ministers from both Australia and Canada. But was the applause deserved?
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:24AM
Reproductive Justice: Ethics in Human Services Part 1 of 2 with Deon Haywood (audio/mpeg 19.3MB) - by WTUL News & Views
21 min Reproductive Justice: Ethics in Human Services Part 1 of 2. Deon Haywood, Executive Director of Women With A Vision (WWAV), speaks at event organized by SWURF on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at Tulane University.
Posted: Sun Nov 8, 2015 10:48AM
Was Anchoring Medical to Recreational in Ohio Bad for Patients? - by via Mike Liszewski, ASA
By now, everyone in the medical marijuana reform movement has seen the results in Ohio, where the commingled recreational and medical cannabis voter initiative (Issue 3) put forth by ResponsibleOhio was defeated at the polls by a nearly 2:1 margin.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 7:14PM
Canada's Plan to Legalize - the political implications - by via Lanny Swerdlow
In 1967 Pierre Trudeau, who became Canada’s Prime Minister the following year, introduced legislation that would ultimately decriminalize homosexuality, noting in a famous quote that “the state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation.” Almost 50 years later his son, Justin Trudeau, appears poised to do the same thing for marijuana.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 6:40PM
Kern County Residents Fast Against Plan to Fast Track Fracking - by Dan Bacher
"Valley communities are already overburdened by the environmental health impacts of oil and gas drilling," according to Juan Flores of the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment in a press release. "Residents expect the County to approve the ordinance and plan to fast to call attention to the County’s unwillingness to protect its people." Photo of fasters in front of the Kern County Board of Supervisors, including Madeline Stano (left) and Juan Flores (center) from the Center on Rac...
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 6:10PM
Los Angeles Sued Over Racially Discriminatory Oil Drilling Permitting - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, November 6, 2015 — Youth groups and community organizations sued the city of Los Angeles today for allowing oil companies to drill hundreds of contaminating wells near homes without conducting mandatory environmental studies, and for exposing black and Latino residents to disproportionate health and safety risks by imposing less-protective rules in their neighborhoods.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 4:22PM
ALDF Sues USDA to Label Foie Gras for What It Is—Diseased - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
San Francisco. CA, November 5, 2015— The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the nation’s leading legal advocacy organization for animals, today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its “undue delay” in responding to an ALDF petition to require the labeling of foie gras.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 12:42AM
TPP Text Reveals Broad New Powers to Attack Food Safety, Food Labeling Laws - by via Food & Water Watch
11.5.15, WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Obama administration released the long-secret text of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal that would weaken consumer protections, undermine U.S. food safety standards and prevent commonsense food labeling. The language included in the TPP is more aggressive than previous trade deals and provides broad new powers for other countries and foreign corporations to challenge U.S. food safety and food labeling measures.
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2015 8:37PM
Nurses: Final TPP Text Even Worse Than Advertised - by via National Nurses United
Release of the full text of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade confirms nurses concerns about broad threats to public health and safety in the U.S. and other nations, National Nurses United said today. Photo: Led by Senator Bernie Sanders,more than 1,000 protesters march from the AFL-CIO headquarters to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Potesters rallied to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2015 1:32PM
Fracking-Harmed Residents Travel to D.C. to Call On EPA to Stop Ignoring Its Own Science - by via Food & Water Watch
10.28.15, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today residents from communities across the country with fracking contaminated drinking water joined with advocates at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board public meetings to demand that EPA stop ignoring its own evidence of fracking water pollution, and correct the faulty declaration that the agency did “not find evidence that [fracking has] led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources”.
Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:09PM
Bacon, Ham, Sausage May Be Labeled as Carcinogens in California - by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif. — The World Health Organization today classified the consumption of processed meats like bacon, ham and sausage as carcinogenic to humans, and red meat as probably carcinogenic. Under California’s Proposition 65, today’s decision should trigger a similar classification in California, requiring these meats sold throughout the state to include a label warning that the products are known to the state of California to cause cancer.
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:43PM
Sam Farr's Response re: "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015" - by via Sam Farr
I too opposed this legislation for a myriad of reasons. Unfortunately, this legislation passed in the House by a margin of 275 to 150 and has been received in the Senate where it was referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:11PM
National Medical Association Urges Rescheduling - by via ASA
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), one of the largest medical organizations in the United States, is calling for changing the federal classification of cannabis to a drug with medical uses.
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:40PM
Study Confirms Long-term Cannabis Use Is Safe - by via ASA
A study of patients using medical cannabis to control chronic pain has confirmed that prolonged use is safe. Researchers found that pain patients using medical cannabis were no more likely to suffer serious adverse events than non-cannabis patients.
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:32PM
Kettle Falls Patients Get Federal Prison Sentences - by via ASA
President Obama Urged to Pardon All Three Defendants and End Prosecutions
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:35PM
Public Interest Groups Support California Intent to Label Glyphosate Carcinogenic - by via Center for Food Safety
SACRAMENTO, CA (October 19, 2015)—Today, nearly 20 food, farming, public health and environmental organizations submitted a letter (see PDF) in support of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA’s) determination to list glyphosate as a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (aka Proposition 65).
Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:17PM