On Feb. 14, an annual event highlighted the fact that one out of three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. The same day Reeva Steenkamp was killed, allegedly by Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius.
All things relating to the food we eat: where is comes from, who does the work, what are the issues and what we can do to be informed and take action.
If you want any more evidence that U.S. corporate executives and financial finaglers are nothing more than crooks in costly suits, all you needed to was right on the front page of The New York Times.
In the race to obtain gas, many companies have taken to tampering with large underground deposits, using a process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to retrieve it.
While walking through the Evergreen Cemetery recently, located in Ridgewood Brooklyn, I came across a section dedicated to eight unidentified young women who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire on March 25, 1911.
Given the need to feed a growing world population, what kind of farming is viable and sustainable today?
In the early 1970s, I took a job at a brand new "industrial" hen house in Indiana.
Despite evidence that they may cause cancer, food manufacturers continue to pour about 15 million pounds of eight synthetic dyes into the American food supply every year.
The underlying cause, says a Japanese labor researcher, is the company's stress on "low cost" in pursuit of high profits, at the expense of its workers and consumer safety.
It is time to change the feeble and antiquated rules that fail to protect workers on the job. Sixteen workers are killed a day in the United States because of reckless negligence on the part of their employers.