Valentine’s Day


Heart-shaped chicken nuggets on a tray of fast food

Tyson Foods Wants to Be Our Valentine. Thanks, But No Thanks.

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

In the latest weird 2021 moment,* meat and poultry giant Tyson Foods is running a marketing campaign involving chicken nuggets arranged into freakish bouquets for Valentine’s Day. Here at the Union of Concerned Scientists, we have some thoughts about Tyson’s Valentine offering to the nation: Read more >

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This Valentine’s Day is Time To Ask If Your Utility Has a Commitment Problem

, Senior Energy Analyst

Perhaps one of the most over-used Hollywood clichés is the non-committal partner. Sadly, electric utilities across the United States seem to have fallen in the same trope. Read more >

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Beet Still My Heart: A Valentine Message for the USDA

, , senior analyst, Food and Environment

When I was a little kid, I loved those candy “conversation hearts” we exchanged on Valentine’s Day. I always wanted the ones that said “Be Mine” and (most exciting) “Kiss Me”. Those little treats are still fun—though they look a bit different today, emblazoned as they are with previously unknown sentiments including “Text Me” and “LOL”. But this Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking less about heart-shaped candy, and more about my actual heart (and yours), and what they need to beat long into the future. Read more >

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Valentine’s Day Is a Perfect Time to Share Your Love for Science

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone.

It’s a great day to remember that special scientist in your life. You can find great science valentines here, here, here, here, and here. Even the economists get in on the action. And then, of course, there are Valentine’s Day science puns. Read more >

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