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How the Powerful Meat Industry Denies the Science on Antibiotics Used in Livestock

November 17, 2017
Say a powerful, multibillion dollar industry has bet the farm on routinely using important human antibiotics where they’re not needed. Now, make a guess about that industry’s playbook once the world’s most respected health agency pronounces that this practice is endangering lives? Denial?...
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Halloween Roundup: Have a fun, spooky, and safe holiday!

October 27, 2017
Also featured on our Care.com blog , check it out here: https://www.care.com/c/stories/12485/halloween-roundup-have-a-fun-spooky... At MomsRising, we want your family to have the best - and safest - Halloween possible! From toxic chemicals to food allergies, there are many spooky things that could...
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Climate Change Is Here, Now, Affecting Us Intensely. Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

October 21, 2017
This piece originally appeared in the Daily Kos . To say that the last month has been intense is an understatement. I have family in Puerto Rico – my grandfather, aunt, uncle, cousins and the rest of my mother’s extended family– and like every other Puerto Rican on the island, they are feeling the...
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Puerto Rico: The Real Hunger Games

October 13, 2017
In the popular book turned movie, The Hunger Games, set in a post-apocalyptic world, the Capitol of Panem (bread in Latin), rules over thirteen nation-states referred to as districts. After one district attempts to ignite a rebellion against the Capitol, the ruling government obliterates it...
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Healing the Gaping Open Wound: An Urgent Call for More Aid and Fair Treatment for Puerto Rico

October 13, 2017
A National Public Radio story this week described a visit to Escuela Gaspar Vila Mayans, a public elementary school in the Rio Piedras neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico: “‘PRESENTE!!!’ about 40 kids shout on cue — they’re the ones who are able to be present. More than three quarters of the...
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Five Ways To Step Up Against Attacks On Our Families

October 6, 2017
Last week, Congressional Republicans let the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expire and voted in favor of gutting Medicaid which would result in millions more uninsured children. This week, the Trump administration rolled back access to birth control and the House passed a 20 week...
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Chlorpyrifos, a Toxic Pesticide, in Our Food Supply and What This Means for You #FoodFri

September 22, 2017
As a parent, I want to give my child every opportunity available to grow into a healthy adult. I read them books before bedtime, keep an eye on the television programs they're watching and make sure they get their fruits and veggies. And then I heard about Chlorpyrifos. " Chlorpyrifos is a toxic...
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Kids Deserve Toxic-Free Shoes!

September 22, 2017
Kids shoes shouldn't have toxic lead! Here's one pair to avoid.
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Weathering the Storm for Mothers and Babies: Hurricanes, Hispanic Heritage Month and Leading the Way Forward

September 19, 2017
It’s hard enough to watch. The daily barrage of shocking images of flood-ravaged homes, displaced families, chaotic shelters and stories of missing loved ones. It is heart wrenching as a viewer, which is absolutely no comparison to those who are living the experience of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma...
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Indigenous medicine to reawaken your connection to nature

September 8, 2017
True medicine recognizes and brings alignment to our spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical elements, making us whole again. A visualization to tap into your heart and reconnect to the spirit of Mother Earth from Anita Sanchez, author of The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times
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