No Whey: All Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies Are Now Vegan!

As the Girls Scout’s say: Be prepared!  Are you ready  for the 2015 cookie season?  Here’s what you need to know: the latest news is that all of their Thin Mint cookies are now vegan! Last March, we shared the news about how Girl Scout cookies were starting to head down the vegan path: half the Thin Mints on the …

Bills’ Buried Provisions Favor Big Ag Over Environment

It’s been all-over the news: President Obama has officially signed the final government spending bill, averting yet another a near-complete government shutdown. Dubbed “cromnibus” it’s a continuous financial resolution that includes all kinds of random “kitchen sink” line items, and it reached an outrageous $1.1 trillion by the time Obama signed it last week. What’s not so much in the news are some of …

Sick to Death: Phantom Antibiotics in Our Food

Last week was antibiotic awareness week  – did you miss it? Somehow, this global week of awareness flew under the radar of many – especially in the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) named their week-long campaign “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” after an executive order from the White House, but telling the truth about antibiotic use in …