How Washington keeps America s...

Nov 4, 2019 by

Food is closely linked to health, yet federal nutrition research is underfunded, even as the costs of diet-related diseases are skyrocketing. Does Washington hold the key to solving the obesity crisis?

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‘I’m standing here...

Oct 15, 2019 by

The $144 billion Agriculture Department spends less than 1 percent of its budget helping farmers adapt to increasingly extreme weather.

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Trump’s USDA Is Letting Factor...

Oct 4, 2019 by

Workers are getting injured, but the Department of Agriculture says their safety is not its responsibility.

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USDA Buries Sweeping Plan Prio...

Aug 30, 2019 by

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) prevented the release of a plan for how the agency can effectively respond to the impacts of climate change, such as by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through practices like increasing carbon storage in crops and soils.

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Trump moves to allow logging i...

Aug 28, 2019 by

Meanwhile, the Amazon burns.

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The Trump administration tried...

Aug 16, 2019 by

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is supposed to use the “latest available science” to help the nation’s farmers avoid risk, according to its own mission.

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Controversial agency relocatio...

Jul 18, 2019 by

Critics of the Trump administration’s efforts say the decision is politically motivated.

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Donald Trump Is Close to Namin...

May 16, 2017 by

[Translate] Environment Sam Clovis is an admitted climate denialist with no credentials of which to speak. By Jessica Huseman /...

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TRUMP’S EXPECTED PICK FO...

May 13, 2017 by

[Translate] Sam Clovis likely to be named undersecretary of the USDA department that manages research on everything from climate...

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How One GMO Nearly Took Down t...

Aug 7, 2016 by

[Translate] New law deals major blow to GMO labeling. By Thom Hartmann / AlterNet   Genetically modified fruit Photo Credit:...

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A Burst of Federal Rulemaking ...

Jul 5, 2016 by

[Translate] Environment The Obama Administration has pushed animal welfare ahead in a remarkable slew of rulemaking actions and...

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THIS PROGRAM WILL MAKE CUTTING...

Mar 30, 2016 by

[Translate] Climate by Natasha Geiling CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: Mark Isbell   When Mark Isbell, a third-generation rice farmer in...

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“There Is A Simple Way T...

May 22, 2015 by

[Translate]   by Sam P.K. Collins  THINK PROGRESS CREDIT: shutterstock For the first time, changes to U.S. dietary guidelines, slated...

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THE USDA’s NEW GMO-FREE LABEL ...

May 14, 2015 by

[Translate] Millions of Americans have petitioned for a federal GMO label. When a ‘leading global company’ asks for one, it gets what...

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WHY ESSENTIAL OILS COULD CHANG...

Jan 24, 2015 by

Remember the tiny vial of lavender essential oil that you dropped $35 on at Whole Foods to open your throat chakra?

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U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Pot...

Nov 8, 2014 by

[Translate] By ANDREW POLLACKNOV. New York Times A genetically modified Innate potato, left, made by J.R. Simplot, next to a bruised...

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Organic food’s dirty secret: W...

Jul 20, 2014 by

[Translate] Just because food is labeled organic doesn’t mean it’s what you’re expecting, journalist Peter Laufer...

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Did the US Government Have Any...

Jun 26, 2014 by

[Translate]   By Judy Molland, Care2 | Report Selection from Birds and Animals of the United States, 1934, oil on canvas by Winthrop...

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How the US Government Helps Mc...

Jun 23, 2014 by

[Translate] The feds also helped bring you the Taco Bell Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla and several other fast-food gems. —By Kiera...

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Organic farming is great, but ...

May 29, 2014 by

[Translate]   By Nathanael Johnson val’sphotos I have a pretty high baseline level of skepticism, and when I’m exposed to...

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Chicken Nuggets, With a Side o...

Apr 30, 2014 by

Think you have it tough at work?

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Are Stores Making Bank Off Foo...

Apr 22, 2014 by

Retailers won’t disclose how much…

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USDA: Selling Out Organic to P...

Apr 3, 2014 by

[Translate] The Huffington Post   Bruce Friedrich Become a fanSenior Policy Director, Farm Sanctuary Posted: 04/02/2014 9:55 am EDT...

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