Food and Agriculture Issues
China leaves no doubt: Retaliation is coming   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Politico - Washington and Beijing are also at loggerheads in Geneva, where the World Trade Organization adopted a ruling that paves the way for China to seek further sanctions against the U.S. — A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is...
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Sustainable buzz: The natural food market is exploding, so why aren’t drinkers going organic, too'   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Organic Consumers Association
Source: City Pages - This is a clearinghouse. It’s basically a co-op, it’s that model.” Ronnie Cummins founded the Organic Consumers Association in Finland, Minnesota, in 1998. At that time, the community of health-minded produce...
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Council on Foreign Relations member says Tlaib's approval to visit on humanitarian grounds was likely   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: Fox News - A member of the Council on Foreign Relations said Friday that even though Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s, D-Mich., visit on humanitarian grounds was likely to get approved, she is certain Tlaib and fellow House Democrat Ilhan Omar...
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How One Billionaire Could Keep Three Countries Hooked on Coal for Decades   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: New York Times - “This is the last gasp of the fossil fuel industry and they’re taking advantage of all the political capital they have to dig in,” said Rachel Cleetus, public policy director for the Union of Concerned...
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Tyson Sued For Pretending It’s a Responsible, Ethical Company   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Organic Consumers Association
Source: Modern Farmer - After all, it is completely illegal for any chicken, organic or conventional, to be given hormones. The Organic Consumers Association and Food & Water Watch, two activist groups, have joined together to file a lawsuit against...
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Care What You Wear!   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Organic Consumers Association
Source: Organic Consumers Association - Every time you buy a new article of clothing your purchase has a ripple effect on the environment. The global apparel industry is the second-largest industrial polluter. From the growing of GMO cotton, to the production of wool...
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The Ultimate Guide to Clean Beauty   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Organic Consumers Association
Source: Harper's Bazaar - Greenwashing is also a problem. A 2008 study by the Organic Consumers Association found undisclosed carcinogenic petrochemical ingredients in more than 40 percent of products tested that claimed to be natural. And in 2016, the...
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Turning the Tables: The United States, China, and the WTO National Security Exception   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: China Business Review - Stephen Kho and Thor Petersen on August 16, 2019 When China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December 2001, experts in the United States hotly debated whether the WTO would influence China to liberalize its economy,...
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Accelerating Growth: IAEA Launches Plant Mutation Breeding Network for Asia and the Pacific   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Source: iaea.org - An initiative led by the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is bringing together experts from across the region to support one another and build on each other’s research, breeding and...
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Was Deadly Explosion Off the Arctic Coast the Result of a Nuclear-Powered Russian Weapon'   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Live Science - Aircraft and missiles that rely on a nuclear reactor rather than the burning of fuel to provide propulsion aren't an entirely new idea, said Edwin Lyman, acting director of the Nuclear Safety Project at the Union of Concerned...
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