5@5: Advisers question EPA rollbacks | What's coming in 2020?

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December 31, 2019

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EPA’s scientific advisers warn its regulatory rollbacks clash with established science
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EPA’s scientific advisers: Regulatory rollbacks clash with established science

A panel of EPA scientific advisers—mostly appointed by President Donald Trump—is criticizing the rolling back of environmental regulations that the agency is pushing. The lower standards affect waterways, wetlands, gas mileage for automobiles and even the pollutants allowed from coal-fired power plants. The changes aren't backed by established science and raise questions about the agency's political motivations, says a former adviser. Read more at The Washington Post


How food might change in 2020

Whether you look back one year or 10, food changes have been big and swift: meatless meat sold at fast-food restaurants; cult groceries expanding across the country; fast-casual restaurants filling an unknown gap; and unexpected popularity of fruits and vegetables such as avocados and kale. So what's coming in 2020? Chickpeas? Seasonings? West African ingredients? Read more at Bloomberg


A climate change evangelist takes on Hollywood

Anna Jane Joyner, the daughter of "an evangelical Christian empire" founder, couldn't convince her father that climate change is caused by humans. But that setback didn't stop her from campaigning for clean water, against fossil fuels and in protection of the people most affected by climate change. Using her knowledge of fundamentalist Christian beliefs and the Bible, she recruited Christians to her cause. Now, she wants to get Hollywood involved. Read more at Grist.org


Behind the plate: Looking at the food industry in 2020

Climate change is going to drive innovations and propel some agricultural practices into the mainstream in the coming year, Foodprint.org predicts. The nonprofit dedicated to improving the use of sustainable practices in food production and consumption expects to see expansion of regenerative agriculture, increased fighting against deforestation, growth in the market for hemp foods and products, better laws protection ag workers and more. Read more at Foodprint.org


Healthy, natural foods became trendy in the 2010s

OK, the cronut and hot chicken made their mark on this decade's food trends, but so have many things the natural foods community embraces. Food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson share his irreverent take on 15 foods—good and bad—that grabbed the country's attention for at least a while in the past 10 years. Read more at Los Angeles Times

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