What can we as consumers do about the future of food and agriculture systems? There’s no one answer, no one starting point, and certainly no one silver-bullet solution, said Danielle Nierenberg, president of Food Tank, a think tank on food.
Corporations escaped punishment at record levels during President Trump’s last year in office, when federal prosecutions of corporate criminals fell to just 94 – the lowest on record since the government started tracking corporate prosecution statistics in 1996, a Public Citizen report found.
When I was growing up, we used to make May Day baskets out of construction paper and hang them on peoples’ door knobs. Growing up in Central Washington, we often had lilacs blooming, so we’d put those in our May Day baskets along with tulips, irises, and other flowers from my mom’s gardens.
It was an exciting time. The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. The Environmental Protection Agency began operation on December 2, 1970. The League of Women Voters of Washington was having discussions on how to define the term “environment” for its studies.
Facebook and Amazon are now the two biggest corporate lobbying spenders in the country. Big Tech has bypassed Big Oil and Big Tobacco, two historically big federal lobbying spenders, with Amazon and Facebook having spent nearly twice as much as Exxon and Philip Morris on lobbying in 2020.
Presidents Day celebrates the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Washington’s birthday was Feb. 22 and Lincoln’s was on Feb. 12. Presidents Day is a good time to look at this country and it’s government.
It’s nice to not have a president who spews hate and calls people names on Twitter every day. It’s also nice that he’s not sitting in the oval office signing harmful executive orders and causing other trouble.
Things have been tough lately. A good friend passed away, then we had the riot at the national Capitol on Jan. 6. Next, another friend passed away. So, Wednesday came and the Inauguration of Joe Biden went off without a hitch.
A panel of federal judges Tuesday struck down the Trump administration’s effort to repeal the Clean Power Plan and replace it with the “Affordable Clean Energy” rule, which wouldn’t require significant carbon emission reductions.
Looking to Martin Luther King Jr. for words of encouragement on the day his life and work are celebrated in 2021
It’s been an important year in the nation’s move toward equality with a wave of protests throughout the nation and the world following the death of George Floyd to demand changes in policing that have led to the deaths of so many people of color.