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Food safety news and analysis from The Nation
August 10, 2016
Chemical Burns, Frostbite, Broken Bones—All for Cheap Chicken
The workers who put poultry on your table are subject to horrible conditions on the job.
February 24, 2016
Amputated Hands and Torn Fingers: The Meat-Processing Industry’s Horrifying Injuries
When a worker is seen as nothing more than a part on an assembly line, who cares if they break?
November 23, 2015
Thanksgiving Is Almost Here, and Over a Million New Yorkers Might Go Hungry
The latest statistics on hunger in the city tells the proverbial Tale of Two Cities as a Tale of Two Pantries.
February 2, 2015
The City That Outlawed Free Food
Activists in Fort Lauderdale have just filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s ban on providing food to the homeless violates the First Amendment.
August 13, 2014
Can GMOs Help Feed a Hot and Hungry World?
Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.
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November 28, 2012
Fracking Our Food Supply
Are dying cattle the canaries in the coal mine? Farmers and ranchers are sounding alarms about the risks to human health of hydraulic fracturing.
December 22, 2010
Lame Duck Congress Victories
The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the passage of a landmark food safety bill and the narrow defeat of the DREAM Act all prove that organizing and educating across issues really works.