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Roundup for Breakfast: Weed Killer in Popular Cereals

Roundup for Breakfast: Weed Killer in Popular Cereals

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 25, 2018 (ENS) – A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group, EWG, has found glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, in every sample of popular oat-based...

 

Contaminated Salads Recalled From Health Food Stores

Contaminated Salads Recalled From Health Food Stores

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, 2018 (ENS) – GHSW, LLC, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling nearly two tons of ready-to-eat salad with chicken that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria,...

 

World Leaders Pledge to Fight Unhealthy Foods

World Leaders Pledge to Fight Unhealthy Foods

  NEW YORK, New York, October 4, 2018 (ENS) – Heads of state and government have committed to intensify their efforts to tackle noncommunicable diseases including cancers, heart and lung diseases, stroke, and diabetes, and to promote...

 

First Awards Recognize Greenest U.S. Restaurants

First Awards Recognize Greenest U.S. Restaurants

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, September 27, 2018 (ENS) – The Green Restaurant Association today announced the winners of the first Green Restaurant Awards, given to establishments across the United States for a spectrum of accomplishments...

 

WHO: Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids in Global Food Supply

WHO: Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids in Global Food Supply

  GENEVA, Switzerland, June 11, 2018 (ENS) – The World Health Organization, WHO, intends to guide the world toward the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. WHO estimates that every year,...

 

Health Officials Warn ‘Throw Romaine Lettuce Away’

Health Officials Warn ‘Throw Romaine Lettuce Away’

  ATLANTA, Georgia, April 21, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illness...

 

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

  OAK BROOK, Illinois, January 16, 2018 (ENS) – Fast food giant McDonald’s today announced that by 2025, all of the company’s guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources, with a preference for...

 

Pope: Conflict, Climate Change Cause Worldwide Hunger

Pope: Conflict, Climate Change Cause Worldwide Hunger

  ROME, Italy, October 16, 2017 (ENS) – Pope Francis today urged governments around the world to work together to make emigration a safer and more voluntary choice, saying that food security for everyone requires tackling climate...

 

Protein Made With Electricity Could Ease World Hunger

Protein Made With Electricity Could Ease World Hunger

  LAPPEENRANTA, Finland, July 24, 2017 (ENS) – Finnish scientists have produced a single-cell protein using electricity and carbon dioxide that can be developed for use as human food and animal feed. The protein can be produced anywhere...

 

Pope Donates to Feed Drought-Stricken East Africa

Pope Donates to Feed Drought-Stricken East Africa

  ROME, Italy, July 24, 2017 (ENS) – In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has donated €25,000 to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s efforts to support people struggling with food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope...

 

U.S. EPA Greenlights Pesticide Harmful to Children

U.S. EPA Greenlights Pesticide Harmful to Children

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 5, 2017 (ENS) – Effective today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is denying a petition by two environmental groups who ask that the agency revoke all food residue tolerances for the pesticide chlorpyrifos....

 

Grocery Industry Clarifies Date Labels to Cut Food Waste

Grocery Industry Clarifies Date Labels to Cut Food Waste

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2017 (ENS) – When shoppers look at their food purchases today they could see any of these warning phrases alerting them when a food is no longer safe to eat: Sell By, Use By, Expires On, Best Before,...

 

Climate-Smart Rice the ‘Crop of the Future’

Climate-Smart Rice the ‘Crop of the Future’

  LOS BAÑOS, Philippines, February 24, 2017 (ENS) – More than half of the world’s population, nearly four billion people, eat rice as their daily staple, but the changing climate is making it tougher for rice farmers to keep their...

 

Perfluorinated Chemicals Found in Fast Food Wrappers

Perfluorinated Chemicals Found in Fast Food Wrappers

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 5, 2017 (ENS) – The health hazards of perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, are well known to scientists, yet some fast food chains still use food wrappers, bags and boxes coated with these grease-resistant...

 

Latin America, Caribbean Aim to End Hunger by 2025

Latin America, Caribbean Aim to End Hunger by 2025

  PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger if its governments further strengthen their implementation of a new food...

 

Africa Seeks 25 Million Climate Smart Farmers by 2025

Africa Seeks 25 Million Climate Smart Farmers by 2025

  By Charles Mkoka NAIROBI, Kenya, October 15, 2016 (ENS) – African delegates from more than 45 countries have welcomed progress made by the New Partnership for African Development, NEPAD, Gender Climate Change and Agriculture Programme,...

 

France Bans Plastic Plates, Cups, Cutlery

France Bans Plastic Plates, Cups, Cutlery

  PARIS, France, September 22, 2016 (ENS) – France has become the world’s first country to pass a law banning plastic plates, cups and utensils unless they contain a large proportion of compostable or biologically-sourced materials. The...

 

UK Sushi Fraud Probe Finds 10 Percent Mislabeled

UK Sushi Fraud Probe Finds 10 Percent Mislabeled

  MANCHESTER, England, April 12, 2016 (ENS) – Critically endangered species of fish are being sold in UK sushi restaurants without accurate labeling, finds new research by scientists at three British universities. Overfished species...

 

Toxic Chemical Still in Can Linings of Popular Foods

Toxic Chemical Still in Can Linings of Popular Foods

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2016 (ENS) – A new report from six health and environmental groups finds 67 percent of nearly 200 food cans from dozens of brands and retailers tested positive for Bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical...

 

Global Citizens Tribunal to Put Monsanto on Trial

Global Citizens Tribunal to Put Monsanto on Trial

  PARIS, France, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – Global food, farming and environmental justice groups are joining forces to put biotech crop giant Monsanto on trial for ecocide and crimes against nature and humanity at the International...

 
 
 
 

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