To save lives, and to begin to satisfy the city's dire water infrastructure needs, Detroit needs to expand the current assistance programs and enact the Water Affordability Plan (WAP) approved by the City Council in 2006.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) walked into court in Minnesota last week and asked a judge to issue an order to stop the federal agency from sharing information about some of the biggest polluters of our nation's waterways with the American public.
Mounting calls in the U.S. for the labeling of GE foods also represents a huge problem for the likes of Monsanto: What will happen to demand for GE seeds once consumers actually have a real choice over whether or not they consume GE food?
Farmers impart stories of having to sell their land and find other work because they can't compete in an unfair marketplace. Former neighborhood market owners explain how they've been pushed out of business by large national chains.
Why should cancer patients in the United States and Canada -- and those who love or diagnose them -- care about a report about looming water shortages in distant countries such as South Africa and Argentina?
There are many cases of invasive species wreaking havoc. Eating them would not only mitigate harm, but actively improve the "invaded" ecosystem. Is it possible to fish and market and eat our way out of a situation we've fished and marketed and eaten our way into?
You probably already eat chicken or salmon raised in cramped, factory-like conditions, and in a couple of years you may see farmed drum, redfish, pompano or amberjack from the Gulf of Mexico in supermarkets.
If these three measures pass, local and state government will experience such a precipitous decline in funding that you can expect to see boarded-up shops, laid off teachers, and potholes by the thousands across the state of Colorado.
We've waited nearly 90 years since the original piece of legislation to prevent corporate control of our food was passed in 1921. It's time for the USDA to finally implement and enforce the legislation.
In the U.S. we're blessed to have fresh water that meets many of our needs. If we want to continue to enjoy the benefits of that water, we have no choice but to take steps to protect and properly treat it.
Perhaps Sparkletts is promoting an alliance with a cancer charity as a PR strategy to distract consumers from Sparkletts' more significant association with their bottles, which are made with a known carcinogen -- BPA.