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California Farm Labor Bill Puts Gavin Newsom on the Spot

Mother Jones illustration; Mandel Ngan/AP; Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News/Getty Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Thanks to an epic organizing campaign by the United Farm Workers (UFW), which began in the 1960s and faced violent opposition, California became a farm labor paradise, relatively…

Report: Trump Officials Helped Meatpackers Thwart Covid Safety Measures

Workers at a Missouri pork-processing facility in 2017, prior to the pandemic.Preston Keres/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire This investigation was originally published by the Guardian. It is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Trump officials “collaborated” with the meatpacking industry to downplay the threat of Covid to plant workers and block public health measures which could…

‘Tis the Season for Wasting Tons of Food

Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.On December 11, a TikTok user named @dumpsterdivingfreegan uploaded a video showing a bounty of packaged and unopened food products that the account claimed came straight from a Whole Foods dumpster. “Dumpster diving at Whole Foods is…

The Climate Bill Even Big Ag Loves

valentinrussanov/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) normally doesn’t see climate change as a major societal threat in need of a policy response. A magnet for agribusiness and oil-industry campaign contributions, she pleaded…