Creekstone Farms Slaughtered by USDA

A slaughterhouse that wants to test all its cows for mad cow disease is running into trouble with the USDA.

USDA and Beef Industry Giants Fight Small Producer Wanting to Ensure Safe Meat

Beef firm faces perplexing resistance to mad cow tests.

The Facts of Health Care: The Uninsured Are Billed Sharply More

People who don’t have health insurance are often are expected to pay far more for their medical care than large insurers, health-maintenance organizations or even the U.S. government.

U.S. Health Care Spending Reaches All-Time High: 15% of GDP

A Department of Health and Human Services totaled health care costs at $1.55 trillion, the highest ever recorded.

Democratize Energy Production

Centralized power production based on fossil fuel and nuclear resources has served to centralize political power, to disconnect communities from responsibility and control over energy, and to create a vast wasteful system. We need to recover democracy. And one key element is democratizing power production.

Monsanto v. Oakhurst Dairy

Monsanto contests labels used by some dairies that distinguish milk produced without artificial growth hormone.

Drug Patents, Corporate Profits and AIDS Deaths

In 2003, one country voted against a U.N. resolution on access to drugs in global epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The resolution emphasized that the failure to deliver life-saving drugs to millions of people who are living with HIV/AIDS constitutes a global health emergency. One hundred sixty seven countries voted in favor of the resolution. The single vote against it was cast by the United States.