EPA Rushed To Approve Dicamba In 2020 Despite Scientific Concerns: Documents

"In December 2021, a small team of scientists working for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a stark report on a controversial weed killer that had been the subject of years of complaints from farmers and environmentalists."

Source: The New Lede, 02/05/2024

Viral Pork TikToks? It’s a Government-Backed Group Pushing Meat On Gen Z.

"Ad campaigns from controversial quasi-government programs for pork, dairy, and beef are raising new questions around the checkoff program’s foray into social media."

Source: Politico, 01/30/2024

"What Are The Odds That Extreme Weather Will Lead To A Global Food Shock?"

"Envision, for a moment, a multiyear period of extreme weather, including heat waves, freezes, droughts, floods, and windstorms, topped off by extreme weather during an El Niño event, leading to major crop failures in the U.S. A disruption of the global agricultural and food supply chain results, leading to panic buying and price shocks."

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 01/29/2024

Avian Flu Devastates Farms In Calif. ‘Egg Basket,’ Roiling Poultry Industry

"Last month, Mike Weber got the news every poultry farmer fears: His chickens tested positive for avian flu. Following government rules, Weber’s company, Sunrise Farms, had to slaughter its entire flock of egg-laying hens — 550,000 birds — to prevent the disease from infecting other farms in Sonoma County north of San Francisco."

Source: AP, 01/29/2024

Bayer Ordered To Pay $2.25B As Jury Links Herbicide Roundup To Cancer

"A jury handed down a $2.25 billion verdict, including $2 billion in punitive damages, against agrochemical giant Monsanto, according to the lawyers of a man who said he developed cancer from using the company’s weed killer, Roundup."

Source: Washington Post, 01/29/2024

Historic and Devastating Drought in the Amazon Was Caused by Climate Change

"Climate change was the primary driver of a massive drought in the Amazon basin in 2023 and will likely cause future extreme droughts, with potentially dire consequences for global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from World Weather Attribution."

Source: Inside Climate News, 01/25/2024

"Brazilian Meat Giant With Mega Emissions Races To Attract US Investors"

"An unusual collection of Senate leaders, British lords, environmentalists and a secretive lobbying group is urging the Biden administration to block a Brazilian meat processing giant linked to Amazon deforestation from offering shares to U.S. investors."

Source: E&E News, 01/25/2024

"Swine Fever Threatens Food Source For Millions As Disease Hits Wild Herds"

"Populations of wild pigs are crashing due to the spread of African swine fever (ASF), threatening the livelihoods of millions who depend on them for food, researchers warn. With a fatality rate of almost 100%, ASF has swept across Asia, Europe and Africa, devastating domestic and wild pig populations over the past 10 to 20 years."

Source: Guardian, 01/24/2024


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