Tag: Heather-Callaghan

Lawyer Helps Feed Baby After Nursing Mom’s Arrest For Minor Code Violation

By Heather Callaghan Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is reporting a story that is quite incredible – start to finish. How far would your lawyer go to make sure your baby was fed during your arrest and raise a storm to get you out? Something we don’t think about – what happens when police arrest a…

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Pesticide’s Answer to Bee Decline: Just Plant More Flowers

By Heather Callaghan Putting the pesticides industry in charge of protecting bees, is like putting a fox in charge of a henhouse. – Alice Jay, campaign director, Avaaz.org The heat is on Syngenta and Bayer CropScience, makers of neonicotinoid insecticides, which are heavily indicated in sharp bee decline as each new study proves. The EU is still…

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Judge Orders Pink Slime Silence to Protect Company

By Heather Callaghan Iowa State University has conducted food safety research of the beef product deemed “Pink Slime” by the mass public. Lean-finely-texturized-beef (LFTB) is a meat filler made from ammoniated boneless lean beef scraps, connective tissue or similar products, which are considered unfit for human consumption until ammonium hydroxide has been added – due…

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Bee-Killing Pesticide Ban Falls to Corporate Interests

By Heather Callaghan It was January of this year that the European Food Safety Authority turned heads with their confirmation that neonicotinoids – insecticides derived from chemicals related to nicotine – are a smoking gun in the massive bee die off – also known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Multiple around-the-world studies and documentaries have…

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Raw Milk Farmer Faces Retrial for Nullified Charges

By Heather Callaghan Last September, Alvin Schlangen was acquitted in Hennepin County, Minnesota of the following three charges: selling raw milk, operating without a food license, and handling adulterated food. But in January he was brought up on six charges in his home county of Stearns, including the same three that were just dropped against him….

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Study: Bisphenol-A (BPA) Harms Brain Function

By Heather Callaghan Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical found in most plastics, cans, and other types of food and drink packaging is already linked to obesity, infertility and reproductive disorders in both genders, breast cancer, behavioral problems, and more. Add disrupted brain function and development to the list. A telling new study explains how. Find ways…

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