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Glyphosate pesticide in beer and wine
Most of us take it for granted that the food and drinks we buy from the store are not putting our health at risk.
However, new research from public health groups and scientists from the past several years indicates that food and drinks are contaminated with glyphosate, the main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup. This is a potential health problem because in 2015 the World Health Organization found that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. In 2017, the state of California also decided to list glyphosate as a probable carcinogen.
Health Professional Action Network
Health professionals from across the country are sounding the alarm on antibiotic resistance and pushing for solutions, including reducing antibiotic use to produce meat.
Healthy Farms, Healthy Families
It’s time for U.S. agricultural policy to put our health, and the health of our farmlands, first.
We’re committed to a vision of a healthier future. A future where all families and communities have access to clean air, and safe drinking water. Where the food we eat is not only good for us, but it’s grown in ways that are good for the planet. A future where we are secure in the knowledge that we can all live healthy lives.
High Value Health Care
We are spending far too much, and getting far too little in return, for our health care dollar.
How Safe Is Our Food?
Americans rely on a vast network of farms, slaughterhouses and manufacturers to provide safe food every day. In 2019 alone, high-profile recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks linked to flour, chicken strips and romaine lettuce reveal that more action is necessary to protect public health.
How Safe Is Our Food?
Americans rely on a vast network of farms and businesses to provide safe food daily. But in recent years, a string of high-profile recalls ranging from romaine lettuce to millions of pounds of beef to Ritz and Goldfish crackers have called into question the system developed to ensure safe food reaches people’s plates. The ubiquity of the problem can make grocery shopping a game of Russian roulette where what a family has for dinner could make them seriously sick.
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