Trump Exits the Paris Climate Agreement and More Food News
Trump to the Paris Climate Agreement: We’re Out
America now stands with Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries to opt out of the worldwide agreement to lower C02 emissions. Even though the U.S. can’t officially withdraw until 2019, Governors and Mayors of major cities across the U.S. have issued their own statements, vowing to remain faithful to the Paris accord goals. Likewise, China, India, and the E.U. are unwavering in their commitment to the agreement.
Summer Bummer: 100 Tons of Hot Dogs Recalled
Check your fridge for Nathan’s Famous and Curtis beef hot dogs. John Morrell & Co is recalling them due to metal contamination. Visit Food Safety News to see the Use By dates affected.
L.A. School District Goes Vegan
The country’s 2nd largest public school district is now offering full vegan lunches to students, thanks to efforts from parents, students, and doctors. “Adding vegan options is a tremendous step toward keeping students healthy, but removing unhealthful foods from the menu is equally important.” – Forks Over Knives
Trump Lifts Ban on Lemons
“President Trump is angering US citrus farmers. He's decided to allow lemons to be imported from Argentina -- one of the biggest lemon producers in the world -- for the first time in 16 years.” -- CNN
Must-See Documentary: Homeplace Under Fire
From Farm Aid, a new documentary examines the farm crisis of the 1980s, which “drove hundreds of thousands of family farmers into foreclosure. Yet, out of that crisis arose a legion of farm advocates who refused to stand idly by and watch their way of life be destroyed.”