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We need to fix our broken food system—and science can help us do it. UCS food experts highlight solutions to ensure that every American has access to healthy, green, fair, affordable food.


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Long Overdue COVID Worker Protections Would Still Save Hundreds of Lives

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

When President-elect Biden takes office next week, his fledgling team must begin to right a mountain of wrongs as the pandemic continues to rage. Read more >

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New Dietary Guidelines Cater to Alcohol and Soda Industries

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

The federal government released new US dietary guidelines today after three years of preparation, and it served a strong win to both alcohol and soda industries. Read more >

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4 Ways Tyson Foods Made 2020 Worse

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

As you celebrate the season (safely, please!), consider the source of the protein on your plate and its costs beyond the checkout stand. Because the handful of multinational conglomerates that produce and process industrial pork, beef, and chicken in this country are profiting at the expense of workers, farmers, consumers, and the planet. And in an industry full of terrible actors this terrible year, Tyson is perhaps the most terrible. Read more >

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With Biden Victory, It’s Time to Follow the Science and Rebuild Our Food System and the USDA

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

It’s time for the USDA to follow the science, not reward industry. It’s time to rebuild US agriculture, from the ground up. It’s time to protect essential food workers and ensure everyone can eat. With decent people who respect science back in charge, a healthier, more just, resilient, and sustainable food system is possible. Read more >

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During Pandemic, It’s All Tricks and No Treats for Mars Wrigley Workers

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

Everybody knows eating too much candy can make you sick. But if that candy was made by Mars, chances are the workers who packaged and distributed it also put their health at risk.

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