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Seed monopolies: Who controls the world′s food supply?

Seed laws criminalizing farmers for using diverse crops that stand a better chance of adapting to climate change are threatening food security. Seed sovereignty activists want to reclaim the right to plant.
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The shady practices that plague global fishing

From setting up shell companies to using tax havens, the owners of fishing vessels employ extreme measures to hide their identities.
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Meatpacking companies dismissed years of warnings but now say nobody could have prepared for COVID-19

In documents dating to 2006, government officials warned them to prepare. Meatpacking companies largely ignored them, and now nearly every one of the predictions has come true.

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The struggles of sustainable farming

If you're paying $1 for lettuce, somebody's being exploited. So is the environment.

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Justice

The coronavirus crisis will lead to “catastrophic” hunger

Arif Husain, of the World Food Programme, describes how the coronavirus pandemic will worsen hunger and food insecurity around the world.
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Food

California is the nation's ag capital. Here's how it's addressing the food crisis

We spoke to Karen Ross, head of the state’s food and ag agency, about supporting farmers, connecting to food banks, and meeting the bottom line for feeding the state.
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Toxics

Bill Schubart: Building a regional food supply system out of the pandemic

Vermonters turning in greater numbers to their neighbors for food and local farmers are seeing an upsurge in direct local buyers.

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Climate

A burst of home-grown food, farming, in Alaska

The coronavirus pandemic underscores Alaska's vulnerability to food disruptions, renewing calls for local agriculture and inspiring residents to get down in the dirt.

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Why meatpacking plants have become COVID-19 hot spots

Frigid temperatures, cramped conditions, and long hours put meat processing workers at higher risk for contracting the novel coronavirus.
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Locusts in Africa: New, massive swarms invade Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia

A second infestation of locusts has taken flight, and experts fear a third could arrive during the year’s most crucial harvest, causing calamitous food shortages.
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Toxics

Coronavirus: Food supply chains 'need a rethink'

A food shortage after the Covid-19 crisis should see local produce prioritised, an academic says.
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Alberta’s meat plant workers share their fears and anger

As Cargill prepares to reopen, voices from the frontlines of Canada’s largest COVID-19 outbreak.
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Justice

As Tyson claims food supply is breaking, its workers continue to suffer

An advocate for poultry workers argues that Tyson Foods values chicken profits more than human lives.
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Food

Day of reckoning dawns for industrial livestock farms

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing livestock farms and grocery stores to consider whether the meat industry is primed for a new way of doing business.
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Toxics

Small farms struggle for federal coronavirus relief

Stressed farms are grappling with lower demand and fewer markets to sell in, as well as a presidential administration that favors relief for big businesses over small.

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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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