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Petition Against Monsanto

The agricultural giant is under fire due to its widespread use of potentially hazardous chemicals.

A widely circulated petition is urging President Obama to cut ties between the Food and Drug Administration and agricultural giant Monsanto, citing scientific studies that link Monsanto’s genetically modified foods to cancer and chronic illness. The petition, which has already gathered more than 181,000 signatures, coincides with a recent class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Nitro, WV residents, who claim the company’s Nitro chemical plant exposed the town to carcinogenic toxins—including chemicals found in defoliate Agent Orange—from 1949 until 1971. The plaintiffs are asking Monsanto to monitor the health of each individual named in the suit, a request that will cost the company millions.

Air China Bans Shark Fin Cargo

Major Chinese airline takes historic stance against the cruel practice of removing fins from live sharks
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Meat Increases Death Rate in Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers find that mortality rate spikes for breast cancer survivors who consume barbecued meat.
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Vegan Activist Denied Swiss Passport

Swiss locals continue to block vegan Dutch resident Nancy Holton from obtaining a passport due to her animal advocacy efforts.
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Aussie Cinema Disses Vegans in Ice Cream Contest

Event Cinema in Australia barred vegan entries in its "Choc Top" ice cream competition.
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Ringling Bros. Circus Closes After 146 Years

The traveling circus cited a shift in public opinion, falling ticket sales, and pressure from animal-rights activists as the driving forces in their decision to close.
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