Monsanto has submitted a new genetically modified corn to the USDA for approval. This corn is resistant not only to Roundup but to another, even more toxic pesticide called dicamba.
Have you ever seen those “Thank a Farmer” bumper stickers? They might seem a little bit flip, but at its heart that sentiment is true. We can thank farmers and farm workers for every bit of food on our plates, so it’s important to consider farm workers rights when we’re shopping for food.
We tend to focus on how the foods we choose impact the planet, but just as important is how those food choices impact the human rights of food workers. Farm workers are some of the most exploited people on the planet. They perform back-breaking labor for meager pay and often work under dangerous conditions. Our food choices directly impact human rights in so many ways.
We love bananas around here, but it turns out that banana farming could be harming crocodiles in Costa Rica.
This year, many McDonald’s locations will be open on Christmas day.