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EPA Won’t Approve Warning Labels For Weed Killing Chemical

SACRAMENTO (AP) – The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world’s largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will no longer approve labels warning glyphosate is known to cause cancer. The chemical is marketed as a weed killer by Monsanto under the brand Roundup. California requires warning labels on glyphosate products because the International Agency for Research on Cancer has said it is “probably carcinogenic.” The EPA disagrees, saying its research shows the chemical poses no risks to public health. “It is irresponsible to require labels on products that are inaccurate when EPA knows the product does not pose a cancer risk,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement. “We will not allow California’s flawed program to dictate federal policy.” California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, approved by voters in 1986, requires the government to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, as determined by a variety of outside groups that include the…

Stockton Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening To Shoot Coworkers

STOCKTON (CBS13) — A Stockton man was arrested Thursday for terrorist threats after allegedly threatening to shoot coworkers, police say. According to the Stockton Police Department, Marvin Lucas, 54, is an employee at a business on the 4600 block of Newcastle Road. Lucas reportedly sent a text message to a coworker stating that he was going to bring a firearm into work a shoot other employees. Officers were able to locate Lucas at his home and took him into custody without incident. Lucas is now facing a charge of making terrorist threats. He has been booked into San Joaquin County Jail.

Study: Eat More Plants, Less Meat To Live Longer And Improve Heart Health

(CNN) — Eating more plants and less meat has been tied to a longer life and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in a new study. Sticking to an overall plant-based diet or a diet that includes more plant foods than animal foods could be associated with a 16% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and up to 25% lower risk of early death, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association this week. The new study adds to “the substantial body of literature” suggesting that consuming a plant-based diet is associated with better heart health and lower risk of death, said Casey Rebholz, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and senior author of the study. “Plant-based diets emphasize higher intakes of plant foods and lower intakes of animal foods. Foods derived from plants include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and legumes,” Rebholz said. “Animal foods include meat, eggs, dairy, and fish or seafood,” she said. “In this study, we did not define plant-based diets on the basis of complete exclusion of animal foods from the diet…

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