Good News Headlines 10/20/15

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Tom Brady Calls Coca-Cola And Frosted Flakes 'Poison For Kids'

by Reynard Loki, AlterNet

In defending his holistic trainer, the New England Patriots quarterback takes aim at how food companies have hijacked American nutrition…  Read more



Gun Industry Loses Major Court Battle, Ordered To Pay Millions

by Emily Atkin, Think Progress

On Tuesday, a jury ordered gun store Badger Guns to pay $6 million for its role in an illegal gun sale, which ultimately led to two officers getting shot in the face…  Read more



California Passes Strictest Farm Animal Antibiotic Law In The United States

by Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos

Meat producers will only be able to administer the drugs with the approval of a veterinarian when animals are sick, or to prevent infections when there's an "elevated risk."…  Read more



Over 100 New Studies Demonstrate The Risks Of Fracking

by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Concerned Health Professionals of New York, EcoWatch/Reader Supported News

Physicians for Social Responsibility joined with Concerned Health Professionals of New York to send a new report to Governor Cuomo and Health Commissioner Zucker, with a letter urging the state to put a hold on gas infrastructure expansion until and unless their safety can be demonstrated through comprehensive public health and environmental assessments…  Read more



Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope

by Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post

In an unlikely collaboration with Amazonian shamans, medical researchers seek a cure for autoimmune disease…  Read more



Hundreds Of Thousands March In Berlin Against TTIP Trade Deal

from Common Dreams

Critics say the trade deal will benefit large corporations at the expense of average Europeans…  Read more



America's Third Largest Egg Producer Commits To Cage-Free Future

by Wayne Pacelle, The Humane Society of the United States/Alternet

In yet another unmistakable indicator that we are moving decisively closer to ending the intensive confinement of farm animals, the nation’s third largest egg producer this morning announced that moving forward, “cage-free egg production will become the company’s standard.”…  Read more



Obama Cancels Arctic Drilling Leases

by Niel Lawrence, EcoWatch

This is big. Up to now, the federal government has treated Arctic Ocean drilling as a done deal…  Read more


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