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Fixed for the Holidays
Fixing the Broken Textbook Market
Despite publishers’ talking points that access codes and other digital materials have answered student’s cries for help over costs, there has been little measurable improvement in key textbook affordability measures over the last six years. The broken textbook market continues to fail to meet student needs, and leaders at institutions of higher education should take further action to aid students.
Following the Money 2019: Economic Development Subsidies
How states rate in providing online access to government spending data: Economic development subsidies edition
Food Recall Failure
Will your supermarket warn you about hazardous food?
Get the Lead Out
Ensuring safe drinking water for our children at school
Get the Lead Out: Back-to-school toolkit
A toolkit to help parents, teachers and school officials get the facts on lead in drinking water and take action to ensure safe drinking water at school
Getting Help Paying your Bills During COVID-19
Here's how you can manage your finances if you’re unable to cover all your expenses this month.
Glyphosate pesticide in beer and wine
Most of us take it for granted that the food and drinks we buy from the store are not putting our health at risk.
However, new research from public health groups and scientists from the past several years indicates that food and drinks are contaminated with glyphosate, the main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup. This is a potential health problem because in 2015 the World Health Organization found that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. In 2017, the state of California also decided to list glyphosate as a probable carcinogen.
We’re committed to a vision of a healthier future. A future where all families and communities have access to clean air, and safe drinking water. Where the food we eat is not only good for us, but it’s grown in ways that are good for the planet. A future where we are secure in the knowledge that we can all live healthy lives.
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