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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.

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Chickpea Startup Gets $8 Million Capital Boost

Plant-protein company Nutriati received a sizable investment from firms in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Virginia to help bring its in-demand products to market.
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Beyond Burger to Be Served on Capitol Hill

More than 500 members of Congress are invited to sample the innovative burger in an effort to put plant-based policies at the top of their minds.
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Etnies Launches Cruelty-Free Shoe to Honor Vegan Skater

The high-performance Jameson shoe contains zero animal products thanks to skater Ryan Lay's vegan lifestyle.
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Vegan Tattoo Shop to Hold Benefit for Animals

Brooklyn's Gristle Tattoo is raising funds to benefit Mercy for Animals through creative, animal activist-oriented tattoo designs.
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