Food and Agriculture Issues
Wisconsin Governor Orders All Clean Energy by 2050   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Courthouse News Service - Evers’ order also cited a Union of Concerned Scientists study stating that by 2050, Wisconsin could see two weeks per year of dangerous heat indexes above 100 degrees, analogous to southern U.S. states like Alabama and...
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David Suzuki: New IPCC report flags diet and land-use changes to curb climate chaos   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Organic Consumers Association
Source: The Georgia Straight - Ronnie Cummins, international director and cofounder of the Organic Consumers Association, argues in the Independent that "regenerative food, farming and land-use practices" could "fix our climate, restore the environment,...
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Organic Consumers Association: Activist trade group funding Biogate FOIA scandal promotes ‘fear and deception’'   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Organic Consumers Association
Source: Genetic Literacy Project - Organic Consumers Association (OCA) led by Ronnie Cummins is listed by the USDA as an “organic agricultural products marketing and trade resource” organization.[1] OCA is one of the most aggressive of North...
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US-China Row Takes Place At WTO   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Benzinga.com - As the U.S.-China trade war intensified with the Trump administration announcing more tariffs, the two countries clashed in two disputes this week at the World Trade Organization (WTO). During a meeting of the WTO Dispute...
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How E. coli knows how to cause the worst possible infection   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: Science Daily - The new discovery shows just how the foodborne pathogen ... systems and ultimately cause disease," said researcher Melissa Kendall, PhD, of UVA's Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology. "By knowing how ...
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Did Donald Trump turn around U.S. record at the WTO'   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Politifact - (AP) During a visit to a new Shell plant outside Pittsburgh, President Donald Trump attacked the World Trade Organization, the international entity that decides trade disputes. "We were losing all our cases until I came along,"...
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Researchers back Chellie Pingree’s efforts to keep agricultural agencies in DC   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Sun Journal - “The damage was already done before Secretary Perdue made his decision,” Mike Lavender, senior manager of government affairs in the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said in a prepared...
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Problem: China Wants Its Very Own X-37B Space Plane   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: The National Interest - from the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists, explained in a blog post. “That large mass penalty makes it more difficult and expensive to get a spaceplane and its payload into orbit and ...
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Ryan Serhant slapped with $1M dual agency lawsuit   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Consumer Federation of America
Source: The Real Deal - (Brokers are supposed to receive their clients’ consent.) Nationally, the Consumer Federation of America has called on states to ban the practice.
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Scientists decry 'ignorance’ of rolling back species protections in the midst of a mass extinction   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Washington Post - a research scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists. Rebecca Riley of the Natural Resources Defense Council wrote that the change demonstrates “willful ignorance from the Trump Administration about the looming...
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