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Why Palm Oil is a Problem for People & Planet

April 12th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

Palm oil is found in everything from vegan butter to shampoo, and it has devastating consequences for people and planet. Learn why palm oil is a problem, and find out which companies are making commitments to more sustainable palm oil production


#YesOn522: Washington’s GMO Labeling Initiative Draws Industry Wrath, Voter Support

September 18th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

Biotech megacorporations learned from Prop 37 that your vote is for sale -- at least, that's what they think they learned. Washington's upcoming GMO labeling initiative known as I-522 looks posed to turn that assumption on its head, with 66% of voters polled in that state saying they will definitely or probably vote in favor of mandatory GMO labeling this November.


Whatcha hiding, Big Chicken? Chicken Industry Takes Bold Stance Against Transparency

April 17th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

The controversial and recently expanded HACCP Based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) moves poultry plants towards less regulation and increased line speeds. Consumer advocate and Food & Water Watch lobbyist Tony Corbo requested the opportunity to work in a HIMP facility, to gain understanding of the new (self)regulatory process and how it effects our food supply. The National Chicken Council denied Corbo's request last Friday: they greatly prefer no transparency at all, please and thank you! Anyone surprised



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