The job of Chief Scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is supposed to be reserved for “distinguished scientists with specialized or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics.”
But if Trump has his way, the job will go to his former Iowa campaign manager, Sam Clovis—who isn’t even a scientist, much less a “distinguished” one.Read More
August 30, 2017
Late-night rivals Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon don't just compete for ratings. They’re also locked in a battle over whose Ben & Jerry’s flavor—Colbert’s “AmeriCone Dream” or Fallon’s “The Tonight Dough”—is the more popular seller.
Two left-leaning celebrities, known for their outspokenness on progressive issues, battling it out over who can sell the most Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? It’s a perfect fit for Ben & Jerry’s greenwashing campaign.
Here’s what we think: Colbert and Fallon should both #DumpBenandJerrys until Ben & Jerry's commits to a 100% organic supply chain!Read More
TAKE ACTION! Click here to tell Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon: You’ve been greenwashed! Dump Ben & Jerry’s!
August 13, 2017Organic Consumers Association
It’s tough to even know where to start with this one, but here goes.
A company called Impossible Foods, with $257 million in venture capital funding, recently launched its fake, genetically engineered Impossible Burger—even though, the FDA (supposedly in charge of food safety) can’t say if the burger’s “secret sauce”—soy leghemoglobin—is safe.
How can Impossible Foods put soy leghemoglobin in food if the FDA hasn’t deemed it safe? Because the FDA's approval isn't required for most new ingredients.
But Impossible Foods did ask the FDA to weigh in on the safety of its “secret sauce” ingredient, even though it wasn’t required to. And then the company went to market anyway, without the FDA's stamp of approval. Because, as it turns out, a company can introduce into the food system a product or ingredient that the FDA says may not be safe—as long as the FDA doesn’t say the product is unsafe.Read More
August 1, 2017Organic Consumers Association
Sometimes the stars align. This is one of those times.
Not long after the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) announced that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream tested positive for glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, another story broke—one that validates the importance of finding glyphosate, even at low doses, in any food.
According to internal Monsanto documents, Monsanto forced the retraction of a critical long-term study, first published in 2012, showing that very low doses of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide caused serious liver and kidney damage in rats.
Shortly before the study was retracted, the editor of the journal began working for Monsanto, under a consulting contract.Read More
Take Action Tell Ben & Jerry's CEO Jostein Solheim, Aka Scooper Man: 'Roundup-Ready' Ice Cream Is Not 'Natural,' or 'Socially Responsible.' Go Organic!
It’s official. Ten of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream tested positive for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
It’s the latest in a long line of complaints against the ice cream brand that claims its social mission “seeks to meet human needs and eliminate the injustices in our local, national and international communities,” and that its focus is “on children and families, the environment and sustainable agriculture on family farms.”
Ben & Jerry’s shameless greenwashing makes the company guilty of belonging to the $90-billion “natural” fraud industry that charges a premium for greenwashed products that are routinely produced with toxic chemicals, bad for human health and bad for the environment.Read More
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