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.
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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.
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?
Last week Utah followed Iowa’s ugly precedent, criminalizing undercover reporters of animal abuse on industrial farms.