With Vermont’s GMO food labeling law about to go into effect, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would limit states’ rights to enact laws regarding food labeling. Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food and Water Watch, discusses the players and politics behind GMO label disclosure, a process already in effect in 60 countries […]
NASA has contended for over 40 years that its solar-system exploring satellites cannot function on solar energy beyond the orbit of Mars. But the successful orbit of the Juno explorer around Jupiter has disproven that — and Karl Grossman, author of the book “The Wrong Stuff”, discusses NASA’s continuing love affair with potentially dangerous plutonium-238 […]
Jan has an abbreviated conversation with Myrna Pagan, a Puerto Rican resident and activist, about the upcoming vote in Congress on how to manage Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. Evidence of the U.S. continued colonialism, Puerto Rico is facing a 17% sales tax, and loss of many jobs in public service: police, fire, hospital staffing, and more.
Jan Miyasaki interviews Jacquine Boggess and David Pate from The Center for Family Policy and Practice, a nonprofit advocacy organization that was founded in 1995 to incorporate the needs of low-income men of color into conversations about poverty solutions. Their work addresses systemic and structural barriers to economic security, with a particular focus on child […]
What do you do with 30,000 tons of chemical weapons left over from the cold war? Open air burn them, if your the U.S. military — or that’s what they want to do. Environmental groups have been working for years to make the Pentagon find an alternative disposal method that doesn’t spew toxic chemicals into […]
Honey bees have been innocent bystanders, assaulted by chemicals, disease, monoculture, and climate change in recent years — all of which have contributed to “colony collapse” and loss of 30% of bees each year. But without bees, we have no food! Shannon Leap, Campaign Director for Wisconsin Environment, and Nathan Clarke, owner of Mad Urban […]