Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Releases Annual Gun Law State Scorecard

December 17, 2014 | By

  Every year, more than 30,000 Americans die from gun violence. But there’s more to the story. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been fighting for smart gun laws for over 20 years, and we’ve noticed a trend: the states with stronger gun regulation have lower gun death …

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Exposed: Decades of Denial on Poisons

December 12, 2014 | By

Last week, The Center for Public Integrity announced that it was joining with Columbia University and City University of New York to …

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Gun Industry Divestment Campaign

December 4, 2014 | By

Cross posted from Santa Barbara Coalition Against Gun Violence   Please join the Coalition Against Gun Violence (CAGV) in a Campaign to …

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Walmart’s Hunger Games: How America’s Largest How America’s Largest Employer and Richest Family Worsen the Hunger Crisis

November 26, 2014 | By , , , , , ,

re-posted from EatDrinkPolitics In the United States, 49 million individuals suffer from hunger, including 15.8 million children. In the last three years, …

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The rise of electronic cigarettes and their impact on public health

November 20, 2014 | By , ,

Cross-posted from OUP Blog Oxford Dictionaries has selected vape as Word of the Year 2014 and I wrote the following commentary for …

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Five Questions for the Food Movement after Berkeley Approves a Soda Tax

November 14, 2014 | By

On Election Day November 4th, Berkeley voters made their town the first in the United States to approve a soda tax, endorsing …

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Big Food Uses Dirty Tricks in Ballot Fights Over GMO Labeling, Soda Taxes

November 5, 2014 | By

Editor’s Note: In Tuesday’s election, voters in Colorado rejected a measure to require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients. A …

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