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Investors suffering losses from Bayer’s Roundup legal woes are finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, as the German conglomerate is said to be nearing a final settlement that could put tens of thousands of lawsuits behind it. Bayer has reached verbal agreements with a large proportion of about 125,000 U.S. plaintiffs who allege Roundup causes cancer as part of a $10 billion plan to end all legal claims around the weedkiller.
The Organic Consumers Association has sued Smithfield Foods Inc. in Superior Court for the District of Columbia over allegedly "deceptive food safety marketing representations about pork products.Smithfield, VA-based Smithfield Foods is accused of making marketing and advertising representations to convey to consumers, including consumers in the District of Columbia, that Smithfield brand pork products are the "safest" possible U.S. pork products.
Unless you don’t know where your next meal is coming from – which is the case for some 800 million people, a number that could increase during the Covid-19 fallout – you’ve probably not thought this much about food before. Going to the supermarket is an ordeal. Your favourite restaurant is closed. Produce is rotting in the fields while unprecedented lines form at food banks.
In an interview conducted on May 20, 2020, Pat Thomas and André Leu discussed discussed the possible origins of COVID-19. Leu is international director of . He is also author of several peer-reviewed papers and books. His is “Poisoning our Children.”PT: Hey everyone, wherever you're turning in from today. You are very welcome here on Facebook live with the . We are continuing our exploration of the coronavirus, and its origins, and looking at some of the evidence that the mainstream media seems too often to want to downplay. I'm Pat Thomas and with me today is André Leu. André is the international director of , he's a longtime organic farmer in Australia, he's a former president of IFOAM Organics International and author of the books "" an.
There’s a serious flaw in the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES Act) just passed by the House: It includes a bailout for the four largest factory farm meat companies—Tyson, Cargill, JBS and Smithfield. Congress should help independent family farmers, who are on track to. as a result of the COVID-19 crisis—instead of coming up with. to funnel money to huge agribusiness corporations. After all, Big Meat’s a. nd unsafe, unfair a. re what’s largely to blame for causing a. of processing facilities during the pandemic.
The Organic Consumers Association today announced that it has sued Smithfield Foods for falsely advertising Smithfield pork products as the "safest" U.S. pork products. The was filed on behalf of OCA by in D.C. Superior Court, under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act. "Consumers are unlikely to know that the USDA has notified Smithfield slaughter plants on multiple occasions that their pork was more likely to be contaminated with salmonella than similar products in slaughter plants of the same size," said Ronnie Cummins, OCA co-founder and director.
The Brave Little State Versus Godzilla. We know how that movie ends. Vermont is the Brave Little State. In this case, Godzilla is Monsanto and the Organic Trade Association. That is an odd pairing. How did that happen? For years there was a huge national effort to require labeling for products containing GMOs. And there was an even more intense effort to defeat those labeling requirements.
As COVID-19 swept through U.S. meatpacking plants (slaughterhouses currently account for of the country’s hotspots), plants closed, leaving farmers with millions of animals they couldn’t get to market. This prompted Tyson to take out an ad in the New York Times, that the “food supply chain is breaking.”But COVID-19 didn’t break the food system. The four Big Meat titans—Tyson, Smithfield, JBS and Cargill—broke the supply chain. They did it by in the meatpacking industry, which ultimately created another “” industry. Congress has a plan to save Big Meat, by taking an old law intended to help family farmers in times of crisis, and turning it into a rescue plan for big corporations.
It seems an oasis of good news in a desert of bad: Small farmers who saw restaurant sales evaporate and farmers’ market sales erode, in the wake of Covid-19, have found alternative ways to sell produce. They contribute to boxes sold by shuttered restaurants, sell their own boxes out of their trucks, even offer delivery. And they’re selling retail, not wholesale, so the money’s good.
It is never too late to support the body’s innate ability to heal itself, and as we continue to navigate the choppy waters of the COVID-19 storm, optimizing immune function should be one of our primary goals. A strong and balanced immune system is vital in defending ourselves against a variety of pathogens, and can aid in preventing the development of autoimmune disorders.

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