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The Inside Story of the School Groundskeeper Who Took on Monsanto

When Carey Gillam started working on her new book, she did not expect the man... (more)

Josh Voorhees
Congress Is Investigating Meatpacking Plants for COVID-19 Safety Violations

In April of 2020, then-President Donald Trump issued an executive order to keep meatpacking plants... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 2, 2021
Court Orders School Lunch Supplier to Stop Selling ‘Adulterated’ Juice

A federal judge has banned a school lunch supplier, which allegedly had inorganic arsenic in... (more)

Alex Robinson
January 15, 2021
Federal Meat Plant Inspectors Reportedly Told to Work Despite COVID-19 Exposure

Conditions at meatpacking plants have led to an explosion in COVID-19, with facilities becoming major... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 15, 2020
New York State Bans ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Food Packaging

Over the past few years, environmental and health advocates have been banging the drum about... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 8, 2020
Farmworker Groups Ask for Prioritization in COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Workers in the agricultural and food production fields have been hit especially hard by COVID-19.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 26, 2020
Tyson Plant Managers Placed Bets on COVID-19 Case Numbers: Lawsuit

Meatpacking plants have proven to be one of rural America’s worst vectors for spreading COVID-19.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 20, 2020
What Does Agriculture Have to do With Zoonotic Diseases?

The way food travels from farm to table can have substantial implications on everything from... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 19, 2020
Scientists Develop Velcro-Like Strip That Can Detect Food Pathogens

New technologies to detect when food has gone bad, or prevent it from doing so,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
September 15, 2020
Smithfield Foods Cited For Failing to Protect Workers From COVID-19

The federal labor department’s Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will fine Smithfield... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 11, 2020
Peaches Recalled in Multiple States After 14 Hospitalizations

In the wake of a gigantic onion recall, another, slightly sweeter contamination has hit: peaches.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 27, 2020