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Obama Administration Encourages Schools and Districts to Enroll Students in Healthcare Coverage through School Registration

As students begin the new school year, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are calling on states and districts to help enroll students in healthcare coverage during school registration processes and ensure students have access to the health coverage they need.

Earlier today, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson joined the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), AASA, The School Superintendents Association and other officials at Cardozo Education Campus for a roundtable discussion highlighting best practices for getting more students enrolled in health care. CDF and AASA have developed the Insure All Children toolkit, informed by extensive work with districts in California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, on how schools and districts can enroll students in healthcare coverage through routine school registration processes.


Food safety from farm to table

If you are a farmer interested in selling produce wholesale or direct to a retailer, restaurant or institution, you probably have food safety on the brain. A growing number of buyers require farms to demonstrate compliance with a food safety standard, often through an audit and certification program. That takes work for any farmer, but small and midsized farmers can face unique challenges in accessing and paying for food safety training, audits and certification. Luckily, USDA has a tool designed specifically for you.


World's Largest Blue Morpho Butterfly Display is at Callaway Gardens in September

World's Largest Blue Morpho Butterfly Display is at Callaway Gardens in September

Brilliant Blue Butterflies Provide Beautiful Sight for Guests; Exclusive Reception Available

September is Blue Morpho Butterfly Month at Callaway Gardens’ Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center.  Typically there are more than 1,000 tropical butterflies of various kinds flying freely throughout the conservatory; however, this month it will be filled exclusively with spectacular blue morpho butterflies.


People’s Gardens, Farmers Markets & CSAs at USDA and Across Government

The Trend Toward Cage-Free Eggs is Based on Misinformation

More than 100 companies purchasing eggs now are demanding their sources produce cage-free eggs. The idea of chickens roaming about, scratching in the dirt, elicits an idealistic thought that it leads to better animal welfare and better quality eggs. The National Association of Egg Farmers wants consumers to know that this is simply not true.


Summer Project: Kids Get Involved in Stopping Climate Change

The things we teach our kids today will benefit their great grandchildren!It’s called the “long emergency”, where the effort to stem the effects of climate change requires a collective effort spanning generations from people all over the world. The things we teach our kids today will benefit their great grandchildren! For as urgent as all this is, we still need to communicate the message in a way that makes this cause a fun one! They will eventually appreciate the due time.


Non Profits Sue General Mills for False and Misleading Use of ‘Natural’

Tests Reveal Nature Valley Products Contain Glyphosate, an Ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundupTests Reveal Nature Valley Products Contain Glyphosate, an Ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup

Three non profit organizations filed a lawsuit against General Mills for misleading the public by labeling their Nature Valley brand granola bars “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.” It was recently discovered that the herbicide chemical glyphosate, an ingredient in Roundup and hundreds of other glyphosate-based herbicides, is present in the Nature Valley granola bars, which consumers expect to be natural and free of toxins.


Toxic chemicals contaminate drinking water of 6 million in US

Firefighter using fire retardant foam to put out a jet fuel fire at an airport training facility in Boise Idaho USA.Research traces source from military bases to water to women’s bodies–and to the next generation

Cancer-causing highly fluorinated chemicals are polluting the drinking water of an estimated 6 million – and likely many more – Americans, and the blood of almost everyone.

For the first time, researchers have used sophisticated mapping technology to identify military bases, airports, industrial sites, and wastewater treatment plants as the major sources of contamination and to connect the dots from sources to drinking water and then to women’s blood.



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