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New Study Shows Promising Medical Applications For LSD
The first government-approved study of the potential healing power of LSD in 40 years found that taking a “trip” can help relieve anxiety and produce “therapeutically valuable” periods of distress.
As Consumers Demand Trans Fat Alternative, Corporations Clear Cut Forests To Meet Demand
With consumers and regulators rejecting “trans fats,” palm oil is making its way into more and more processed foods, as well as the household and beauty products it’s been in for ages. But some corporations aren’t sourcing palm oil responsibly, resulting in deforestation and habitat destruction.
Federal Ruling In Ecuador Pollution Case Violates First Amendment
By finding in Chevron’s favor in a suit that would have forced Chevron to pay over $9 billion for polluting the Amazon jungle, a New York judge has stirred concerns over free speech and public advocacy.
Beauty Products Made In Israeli Settlement Spark Controversy
Mass retailers like Nordstrom and Macy’s stock the Ahava skincare line, touting its age-reversing Dead Sea “minerals.” Pro-Palestine advocates aren’t buying, though. They claim that Ahava, which makes its products in the occupied West Bank territory, is flouting international law.
Chevron Wins Big With ‘Appalling’ Court Ruling
Justice for victims of oil giant's toxic legacy continues to be evaded
New Bill Gives Hope To Terminally Ill Patients Seeking Expirmental Drugs
Known as the “Right to Try” bill, the proposed law would let terminally-ill patients take potentially life-saving drugs not yet approved for the public.
Organic Farmers Pay The Price Of GMO Contamination
Organic farmer: 'All the big boys care about is their bottom line. They have to be held accountable if their [GMO seed] contaminates my crop!'
L.A. Takes Groundbreaking Step Against Fracking In City Limits
LA Councilmember: 'Until chemicals are disclosed and problems are honestly reported, until we're safe from earthquakes, until our atmosphere is safe from methane leaks, we need a fracking moratorium.'
Drought Weary California Farmers Lobby For Fracking Ban
Citing concerns that fracking would consume a lot of water in a state already plagued by the worst drought in decades, California’s farmers are amplifying their calls against pro-fracking legislation.