|Glyphosate: Unsafe on Any Plate|
Food Democracy Now - 11/16/2016. By Dave Murphy and Henry Rowlands - The first ever independent, FDA-registered laboratory food testing results for glyphosate residues in iconic American food brands finds alarming levels of glyphosate contamination and reveal the inadequacy of current food safety regulations relating to allowable pesticide residues.
|Trump's EPA Pick Says Pesticides Aren't Bad for You|
Mother Jones - 11/16/2016. By Tom Philpott - To craft environmental policy for the next administration, President-elect Donald Trump settled on notorious climate-change denier Myron Ebell. The decision rattled climate activists – see Julia Lurie's interview with Bill McKibbon and David Roberts on Vox. But it isn't just greenhouse gas emissions that are likely to get a free ride under an Ebell-influenced Environmental Protection Agency. Farm chemicals, too, would likely flow unabated if Ebell's agenda comes to dominate Trump's Environmental Protection Agency.
|Dean Foods forms joint venture with Organic Valley|
Food Business News - 11/16/2016. By Rebekah Schouten - Dean Foods Co. is forming a joint venture with CROPP, a farmer cooperative and owner of the Organic Valley Brand. The partnership will bring organic milk to retailers through Dean Foods’ processing plants and refrigerated direct-store-delivery distribution system.
|Are Trees Sentient Beings?|
Yale Environment 360 - 11/16/2016. By Richard Schiffman - Certainly, Says German Forester. In his bestselling book, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben argues that to save the world’s forests we must first recognize that trees are “wonderful beings” with innate adaptability, intelligence, and the capacity to communicate with – and heal – other trees.