Other than breathing, what’s more, important than water to human survival? Actually, nothing else.
At this moment millions in America are turning on their taps with the assumption that all is well, and yet—obviously in Flint, Michigan, but almost everywhere—the health and purity of tap AND bottled water has come under increasing scrutiny.
We are no strangers to the astonishing fact that the Toxic Substance Control Act has not been changed since its advent in the late 1970s.
It — and the way that our nation goes about regulating toxic chemicals in general — are due for a massive overhaul.
“Antibiotic-free” trumpet a good number of labels in our market’s dairy aisles, egg section, and meat department.
Yes, we’ve heard a lot of good news about the reduction of antibiotic use lately.
Consumer awareness of the dangers of pre-emptive “medically important antibiotics” (those used in humans) being used on livestock has prompted a number of major livestock players and retailers to issue statements on how they’ve reduced antibiotics throughout their supply chains.
Luckily, it will need to wait a little longer.
Thanks to a request from the good folks at the Center for Food Safety, as well as many petition signatures like those Wellness Warriors who signed our petition, the deadline to comment on the EPA’s approval is extended until December 15th.
A little over a year ago many Wellness Warriors rallied behind our petition to stop the approval of Dow Chemical’s Enlist Duo—a newly developed toxic combination of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp) and Dow’s 2-4, D (a derivative of Agent Orange).
To the dismay of many, the EPA approved the toxic cocktail in October of last year despite a lack of complete information about its effects and the outcry from major environmental and consumer protection groups.