ByJohnathan Hettinger/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting |
Just nine of 30 agribusiness companies have followed through on a pledge to implement the Farm Bureau’s 2014 “Core Principles” for transparency in the collection of farmers’ data. Among those who have yet to do so are some of the industry’s biggest players.
ByPaul Feldman and Stuart Silverstein/Fairwarning |
Six years into a national severe violator program – arguably the broadest workplace safety initiative launched during the Obama administration – more than 500 businesses are on a list of bad actors, this Fairwarning.org report reveals.
In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised to 535,000 its estimate of the number of American children with potentially dangerous levels of lead in their blood. The number of children found to have high levels of lead in their blood has been declining nationally over the past few years. Iowa, too, has seen a decline. In 2008, 624 children were found to have high levels of lead in their blood, data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows. That number dropped to 323 in 2009.