Far UV-C Light and the Battle Against Pathogens

by Roger Ham   6/3/20 On April 24th, President Trump created a media uproar when he suggested that hitting the body with Ultraviolet light or disinfectants might be effective in fighting the Corona virus.  While the media jumped on the idea of swallowing bleach, the idea of using UV light to fight pathogens is already beingContinue reading “Far UV-C Light and the Battle Against Pathogens”

Washington State Orchard Workers Are New COVID-19 Hotspots; Consolidation of Fruit Production Paved the Way

June 1, 2020 (EIRNS) — In recent decades, 68 percent of all U.S. apple production for fresh consumption came to be concentrated in Washington state, as the national food system was consolidated in ways to serve Wall Street profiteering off both the farmers and consumers. Yakima County produces more apples than any other county inContinue reading “Washington State Orchard Workers Are New COVID-19 Hotspots; Consolidation of Fruit Production Paved the Way”

Massachusetts Nurses Association Press Conference May 20, 2020

Appearing outside of Cambridge Hospital yesterday, leaders of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) drew attention to measures annunciated in a petition which they presented to Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) CEO Assaad Sayah.  The nurses say the purpose of the petition is “to sound the alarm about dangerous conditions that threaten the safety of CHA patients,Continue reading “Massachusetts Nurses Association Press Conference May 20, 2020”

An Urgent Call To Undo Cartelization of Meat-Poultry Processing

Restructuring Meat-Poultry Processors needed Long before a Trump Administration, the cartels moved in, hijacked, and supplanted the family farming- based agriculture sector, particularly the area of meat and poultry processing. This action sealed a guarantee that a gang of financial gluttons could and would exact the proverbial pound of flesh from producers and eaters alike.Continue reading “An Urgent Call To Undo Cartelization of Meat-Poultry Processing”

Where’s the Meat? COVID-19 Infects the Food Chain

Beginning early April, the ongoing and expanding detection of COVID -19 infecting workers within the 6 mega-processors of the U.S. meat sector heightens worry that Americans may face meatless dinner tables in the immediate future. The virus has infected workers at meat processing facilities in seven states: Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Iowa and South Dakota.Continue reading “Where’s the Meat? COVID-19 Infects the Food Chain”