Frustrated with persistently low prices, ranchers and others in the beef industry are moving to reverse a long trend of consolidation and planning to open new slaughterhouses.
Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Something similar can be deduced by how we treat the unvaccinated. These essential workers kept at their jobs before vaccines were available. Yet they and their families are now suffering professionally and financially for their convictions.
The EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy aims to make food systems fair and healthy while reducing pesticide use—and USDA chief Tom Vilsack vehemently opposes it.
In a landmark move, the UN Human Rights Council formally recognized that access to a healthy environment is a fundamental human right.
The plan from the US Department of Education, titled “Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health,” comes as young people continue to struggle with their mental health as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.