Black lung surges back in coal country by Chris Hamby for iWatch News PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — Ray Marcum bears the marks of a bygone era of coal mining. At 83, his voice is raspy, his eastern Kentucky accent [...]
As part of the suit, the groups asked the Department of Pesticide Regulation to release documents explaining how the agency decided to approve the chemical. The plaintiffs wanted to know how the agency had settled on exposure levels more than 100 times higher than what scientists within the agency believed were safe.
Researchers at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England, recorded a case of a leptin-deficient girl who ate enormous meals and constantly demanded snacks. After a year of leptin treatment, she lost weight and reported that she no longer felt constantly hungry. Berridge called leptin-deficient people “proof of the logical possibility that something like a food addiction exists.”
Americans’ appetite for meat and dairy – billions of pounds a year from billions of animals – takes a toll on our health, the environment, climate and animal welfare. Producing all this meat and dairy requires large amounts of pesticides, chemical fertilizer, fuel, feed and water. It also generates greenhouse gases and large amounts of toxic manure and wastewater that pollute groundwater, rivers, streams and, ultimately, the ocean. In addition, eating large quantities of beef and processed meats increases your exposure to toxins and is linked to higher rates of health problems, including heart disease, cancer and obesity.