Think the Antibiotics in Your Food Are Decreasing? Think Again
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Think the Antibiotics in Your Food Are Decreasing? Think Again

Industrial factory farms routinely use antibiotics, which cause unnatural growth by altering the animals’ gut microbiome. Some of those gut bacteria become antibiotic-resistant — leading the contaminated meat to become a source of drug-resistant infections. Story at a glance: Antibiotic-resistant infections are a vastly underestimated health threat. An estimated 35,000 Americans die each year from drug-resistant…

How Much Could the Farmer Protests Cost Europe’s Economy?
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How Much Could the Farmer Protests Cost Europe’s Economy?

Originally published on 2 Feb 2024 Euronews reported: In order to put the current protests taking place across Europe into context, it is important to understand where it all started. The history of the current protests can be traced back to the Green Deal (2019) which involved significant alterations to achieve climate neutrality. The purpose…

Pediatric Cancers, Birth Defects on the Rise in States Where Big Ag Is Polluting Water Supplies
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Pediatric Cancers, Birth Defects on the Rise in States Where Big Ag Is Polluting Water Supplies

Originally published on 1 Feb 2024, The New Lede, re-published by The Defender Babies can suffer severe health problems when consuming nitrates in drinking water, and a growing body of literature indicates potential associations — including an increased risk of cancer — with toxic runoff from industrial agriculture operations. When directors of the public water…

Protesting Farmers Win Big Concessions, But EU Leaders Dig in Their Heels on Net Zero Climate Target
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Protesting Farmers Win Big Concessions, But EU Leaders Dig in Their Heels on Net Zero Climate Target

After the farmer protests in Brussels last week, European Commission leaders announced concessions to lighten the burden of greenhouse gas reductions on growers, but held the course with plans to cut 90% of emissions by 2040. Following the protests in Brussels last week by farmers from across the European Union (EU), the European Commission offered some concessions…