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Fair Pay for Women Requires Increasing the Minimum Wage and Tipped Minimum Wage

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3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Millions of workers – mostly women – struggle to make ends meet on minimum wage earnings. The Fair Minimum Wage Act (H.R. 1010/S. 460) and the Minimum Wage Fairness Act (S.1737) would gradually raise

Turns Out Your "Hormone-Free" Milk Is Full of Sex Hormones

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4 days ago 4 days ago
By milking pregnant cows, dairies produce a product with elevated estrogen levels—and that doesn't do a body good.

California drought: Central Valley farmland on its last legs

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3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
More than 95 percent of the area's native habitat has been destroyed by cultivation or urban expansion, leaving more endangered bird, mammal and other species in the southern San Joaquin than anywhere in the continental U.S.Some farming interests have reached the same conclusion, even as they publicly blamed ...

Plowed Under

favicon The American Prospect
5 days ago 5 days ago
Across the northern plains, native grassland is being turned into farmland at a rate not seen since the 1920s. The environmental consequences could be disastrous.

Surprising consequences of banning chocolate milk

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2 days ago 2 days ago
Eliminating chocolate milk from elementary schools decreased total milk sales by 10 percent, and increased milk waste by 29 percent, a study has shown. Additionally, the ban may have been a factor in a 7 percent decrease in Lunch Program participation. Nutritionally, after the milk substitution, students on ...

Monterey, California, Shale Fracking Special Report

4 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Billions of barrels of oil lie in the Monterey Shale. The windfall from fracking the deeply buried cache could be mind-blowing. So could the damage—to California’s water, air, and land.

California Farmers: Drill, Baby, Drill (for Water, That Is)

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3 days ago 3 days ago
Wonder why your California-grown produce hasn't gotten more expensive in the drought? One word: groundwater.

The Conversation: A farmer’s perspective on groundwater

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2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
We can begin to address this crisis of drought and dropping groundwater tables with planning, policy and sacrifice.

Organic Crops May Get a Commodities Exchange

1 week ago 1 week ago
Mercaris wants to create an exchange for specialized crops

Nevada Farmers Hack The Drought By Switching Up The Crops

4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
The latest drought has revived questions about the viability of farming in Nevada desert. While some farmers have given up, others are experimenting with crops like grapes that require less water.

POLITICO Morning Agriculture

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1 week ago 1 week ago
A daily briefing on agriculture and food policy. Exclusive editions available to POLITICO Pro subscribers

GMO labeling: Trick or treat?

favicon Grist
1 week ago 1 week ago
Many of the arguments against Washington state's GMO labeling initiative make sense. Here's why, despite that, it should pass.

Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong

4 days ago 4 days ago
Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that's an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.