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Bayer is blocked from selling its controversial dicamba-based herbicide in the U.S. because an appeals court rejected a federal regulator’s permit for the product. The ruling is being called “a massive win for the farmers and the environment.”

Food and agriculture are deeply intertwined with our nation’s entrenched history of slavery and structural racism. We hope this list of organizations working to strengthen food justice, land access, and food access in the Black community will inspire you.

Today on @CivilEats , @twyspy  reports on a Native-run coronavirus relief effort that could help the Navajo Nation become more resilient over the long term.

Activists, commentators, and policymakers are calling attention to another kind of crowding endemic to large-scale meat production—one that could lead to the emergence and spread of future viruses: the confinement of millions of U.S. farm animals.

Advocates say young and disadvantaged farmers won’t benefit from the latest stimulus funds, and nor do those selling directly to consumers. @GosiaWozniacka 

“We’re all moms, and we knew the government response just wasn’t going to be fast enough.” - Amy Yeung

Thursday 6/4 at 1:30 P.M. ET @chefjoseandres  will talk with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the @NIAIDNews , about how restaurants can begin to safely re-open. Watch on Instagram Live:

Farming in the United States is enmeshed with both racism and capitalism in a way that has had a profound impact on who owns, accesses, and benefits from farmland. #fromthearchives 

Tyson Foods said Tuesday that 815 workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at two of its meat processing plants in western Iowa.

"I hope we can seize on this moment of awakening to inspire all people..." - Leah Penniman#fromthearchives 


How anti-immigration policies are leading prisons to lease convicts as field laborers @PacificStand 

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Tyson Foods Inc., the biggest U.S. meat processor, will return to its pre-Covid-19 absentee policy, which includes punishing workers for missing work due to illness, the company confirmed in a statement to @business 

Food justice is racial justice. As the nation rises up to protest atrocities against Black people, here are some organizations working to advance Black food sovereignty.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine returned a $1 million gift from Coca-Cola once it was revealed that the money was used to fund an advocacy group devoted to dismissing links between soda and obesity.

What does race have to do with food? Like everything in this country, everything. Read up on our +10 years of food justice reporting.

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BREAKING: In a groundbreaking case against Monsanto, a jury has awarded $250 million in punitive damages and nearly $40 million in compensatory damages to a former school groundskeeper who said he got terminal cancer from the weedkiller Roundup.

“In 1903, seed catalogs offered American farmers a choice of 307 varieties of sweet corn. Today, just 12 of those varieties are still commercially available. ”

Two Brazilian firms owned by a top donor to Trump & Mitch McConnell are significantly responsible for the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rainforest, all to facilitate the cultivation and export of grain and soybeans. @theintercept 

This app, developed by a high school student, will alert farmworkers of dangerous temperatures and allow them to report unsafe work practices.

New study finds organic farms have 26% more long-term carbon storage potential than conventional farms. @LelaNargi