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Published on February 28, 2014 - Issue Briefs: Until genetically engineered crops (also described as GMOs) were introduced as a production method for U.S. farmers, "coexistence" between different sectors of agriculture was a fairly simple prospect.
Published on February 11, 2014 - Issue Briefs: Frac sand is an essential component in the fracking process; it is combined with large quantities of water and toxic chemicals, which are injected underground at high pressure to crack dense rock and release oil and gas.
Published on January 29, 2014 - Issue Briefs: Unconventional oil and gas development poses a significant threat to the North American Great Lakes, the largest cluster of freshwater lakes in the world.
Published on January 29, 2014 - Reports: Antibiotics are critical tools in human medicine. Medical authorities are warning that these life-saving drugs are losing their effectiveness, and there are few replacement drugs in the pipeline. Bacteria evolve in response to the use of antibiotics both in humans and in animals. Those bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics prosper as antibiotics kill the non-resistant bacteria. Once they emerge, antibiotic-resistant (AR) bacteria can transfer AR traits to other bacteria in animals and the environment. The development of antibiotic resistance is hastened by the use of low doses of antibiotics at industrial farms. The drugs are used routinely, not to treat sick animals, but for growth promotion and disease prevention, a practice known as subtherapeutic use.
Published on January 21, 2014 - Reports: New technologies — like genetic engineering — create uncertainties and risk that should be carefully evaluated rather than being rapidly pushed onto the market. The existing regulatory framework for GE foods simply does not measure up. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration have failed to protect the environment, the food system or public health from GE foods.
Published on January 14, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The TPP's contentious "investor-state dispute resolution" allows a corporation to sue federal, state and local governments if it believes that a law or regulation will negatively affect its bottom line.
Published on December 18, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Absurdly, proponents of shale gas development argue that pipelines can benefit landowners by providing new recreation areas and better habitat for wildlife.
Published on December 17, 2013 - Fact Sheets: American Water Works Company is the largest publicly traded U.S. water utility company, serving approximately 14 million people in more than 30 states and two Canadian provinces.
Published on December 05, 2013 - Reports: The consolidation of the food supply impacts not only farmers and food manufacturers, but also consumers in the form of reduced choices and higher prices.
Published on December 02, 2013 - Fact Sheets: While communities across the United States fight against the negative effects of expanded fracking for natural gas, the White House is negotiating a secret trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries that could undermine those efforts.
Published on December 02, 2013 - Fact Sheets: The United States and the European Union are secretly negotiating a trade deal that could make it easier for the world’s biggest water companies to privatize our public water systems.
Published on November 20, 2013 - Issue Briefs: Natural capital accounting is the latest effort to financialize our air, water, forests and land by putting a price on nature to save it.
Published on November 20, 2013 - Issue Briefs: Natural capital accounting is the latest effort to financialise our air, water, forests and land by putting a price on nature to save it.
Published on November 08, 2013 - Fact Sheets: The San Lorenzo Valley Water District purchased the Felton water system from California American Water. American Water and other companies have tried to distort this successful public purchase to undermine other local buyout efforts. Communities should not heed these corporate scare tactics. Felton has benefited from local, public control of its water services.
Published on October 17, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Fracking takes a huge toll on affected communities, generates massive volumes of toxic waste, creates hazardous air pollution problems, poses long-term risks to vital drinking water resources and threatens to lock in catastrophic changes to our climate. We need to ban fracking now.
Published on September 24, 2013 - Reports: This study is the first detailed, long-term analysis of the social costs of fracking borne by rural Pennsylvania communities.
Published on September 23, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Elected officials and policymakers have passed the Chesapeake Bay clean-up costs to residents and refuse to make the chicken industry, a main polluter of the Bay, pay its fair share for the waste from its thousands of chicken factory farms.
Published on September 23, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Behind the World Food Prize are millions of dollars from agribusiness and prize recipients whose contributions have done little to reduce hunger.
Published on September 19, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Among its many ramifications, the Trans-Pacific Partnership could fast track fracking in the U.S. by expediting unrestricted liquefied natural gas exports.
Published on September 13, 2013 - Case Studies: Among its many ramifications, the Trans-Pacific Partnership could fast track fracking in the U.S. by expediting unrestricted liquefied natural gas exports.