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The Taboo Reason for Teen Depression

This week, The Atlantic posted an article about the four forces propelling the rising rates of depression in teens. As a mother of a teen boy who recently shared that he was feeling depressed and whose grades dropped in his favorite AP and Honors classes from A’s to a D and an F for no apparent reason during peak college consideration time, I was compelled to read the article.


The article by Derek Thompson stated:

The United States is experiencing an extreme teenage mental-health crisis. According to a new CDC study, from 2009 to 2021, the share of American high-school students who say they feel “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” rose from 26 percent to 44 percent. This is the highest level of teenage sadness ever recorded.

Take Action Now to Reduce Depression and Suicide in Teens. Click HERE.

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What Do Moms Want for Mother’s Day?


As Mother’s Day approaches, sons, daughters, and husbands wonder what mom wants. Food manufacturers, product developers, and major corporations who sell millions of products around this time are wondering the same. As the director of Moms Across America, I’ve interacted with thousands of mothers over the past ten years. I’ve come up with a top ten list of what moms want for Mother’s Day. You can buy some of them on a shelf. Most you cannot. But manufacturers who wish to sell many products for mothers may want to take heed and ask themselves if their products embody these values.

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Neighborhood Food Network

On April 18, 2022, Moms Across America launched a new Neighborhood Food Network pilot program. The invitation to participate in this new initiative was shared on the Monday night Moms Connect Call with the preview of the www.NeighborhoodFoodNetwork.com website. 

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Glyphosate Test Results in Major Chocolate Brands

Hershey’s Chocolate Found to have 4X Higher Levels of Glyphosate than YouTuber, MrBeast’s Chocolate

Two months ago, the second most popular YouTube creator in America, a 23-year-old known as MrBeast, launched a line of chocolates with a Willy Wonka-style golden ticket in the wrapper. The lucky ticket holder will win one million dollars. After ten years of making videos, MrBeast has close to 100 million followers. His fans are primary teens and early twenty-something who flock to his channel to see his latest antics, primarily consisting of giving away money and challenging himself and his fans. He is a humorous young man with what many teens call “a good heart,” doing things like funding the planting of trees, paying people’s rent, and giving money and cars away. His choice to make two out of four of the ingredients for his chocolates organic was a welcome surprise that we at Moms Across America applaud. Sixteen-year-old Bodee Honeycutt brought this line of chocolate to our attention, saying, “We should test MrBeast's chocolate for glyphosate to show that using organic ingredients is better.”

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Will The EPA Take Action to Prevent the Human Race from Becoming an Endangered Species?

Moms Across America’s Fourth Meeting with EPA Pesticide Review Board

On March 3, 2022, Moms Across America and a team of highly reputable scientists and experts met with the Pesticide Review Board of the US Environmental Protection Agency regarding the EPA's review of glyphosate. The presenters intended to provide new evidence to support the revocation of glyphosate's license. The Moms Across America presenters were: 

  • Dr. Shanna Swan, author of Countdown and numerous papers on glyphosate
  • Dr. Don Huber, Professor Emeritus of Perdue University, 50-year plant pathologist and glyphosate expert, and US Defense Military Consultant
  • Dr. Zach Bush, Triple Board-certified physician and founder of Farmers Footprint
  • Robin Mesnage Ph.D. Consultant to Kings College University
  • Mary Lou McDonald LL.B. and President of Safe Food Matters
  • Kelly Ryerson, board member of Moms Across America and reporter (aka Glyphosate Girl)
  • Zen Honeycutt, Founding Executive Director of Moms Across America and author of Unstoppable.

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Public Perception of Big Ag and Big Pharma Shifting

So much is happening that sometimes we don’t take the time to step back and see the big picture. Let's take a moment to look at the news over the past few weeks. We can see a significant shift in perspective: Big Ag and Big Pharma are being exposed for corrupt behavior, and people worldwide, including more and more media, are calling them out.

People have had enough. Exposure to this corruption is making a difference.

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Baby Formula Linked to Deaths - RECALL ALERT!

We suspect toxic GMO agrochemical farming is killing our babies. Will you help us to hold mega corporations accountable?

This week, the FDA announced that they advise consumers not to use Abbot Baby Formula brands Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare powdered formulas due to a connection to 5 recorded hospitalizations and two deaths after consuming these formulas. The babies developed Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections, leading to their hospitalizations and/or deaths. 

The FDA has not taken the responsibility of ordering a recall. They continue to allow this product to be sold. 

If you are giving your baby formula or know someone who is, we ask you to look at the container immediately.

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City Hearing on Firing of Employees Due to Mandates Cut Short

On February 22, 2022, in Asheville, NC, a Civil Services Board Grievance Hearing was held regarding the firing of five city employees, including sanitation, Parks and Rec workers, police, and a firefighter, for not complying with the human resource policy of providing proof of vaccination or submitting to weekly testing. Testing is required at the employee's expense, on their own time. Because the five employees freely admitted that they did not comply with the policy, the City Attorney, John Maddux, argued in the hearing that the case should be dismissed. However, to provide an overabundance of caution, he brought two witnesses to testify about the policy and justification for the firings.

The first witness was Stacie Saunders, the Buncombe County Department of Public Health director. After giving her background, which was not that of a doctor but a public health expert, she quoted pharmaceutical talking points. She extolled the virtues of vaccination as "one of the greatest human achievements." She invoked fear about COVID by stating that "since the beginning of COVID, there have been 4.4 million hospitalizations." Not clarifying, however, if those hospitalizations were from or with COVID.

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Vaccine Mandates for City Employees Challenged in Asheville, NC

Big News!

February 22, 2022, Asheville NC.,- A hearing opposing the Asheville city employee vaccine and testing mandates begins today, February 22, 9 am ET online. Lawfirm Lakota R. Denton and Associates filed the appeal to the mandates and loss of employment on behalf of five city employees, including frontline firefighters. 

The firefighters have decades of combined years of service to the community of Asheville. Counsel is seeking reinstatement of the firefighter's positions and back pay. This hearing, which is likely the first in the nation regarding this issue, is expected to be held from 9 am ET until 12 noon, reconvene at 2 pm until 5 pm on February 22, 23, and 24th. Expert witnesses and firefighters will testify.

The hearing can be viewed by the press and public on Children's Health Defense TV Live.

https://live.childrenshealthdefense.org/asheville-nc-civil-service-board-hearing-for-fired-city-employees

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Canadian Wheat Tests Positive for 3,162 ppb of Carcinogenic Glyphosate Weed Killer

Moms Across America has received test results from a Canadian farmer showing that Canadian whole wheat flour has up to 300 ppb while Canadian wheat bran has up to 3,162 ppb of glyphosate residues. These are unacceptable and dangerous levels. This news comes at a time when the Government of Canada is in the process of reassessing its review processes for determining its approval of glyphosate and the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs). This review was as ordered by the Federal Court of Appeals after a suit was filed by Safe Food Matters.

Glyphosate herbicides are commonly sprayed as a weed killer before planting and also before harvest, especially in wetter, northern regions, as a drying agent. Canada exports agricultural products to 95 countries and is the third top exporter of wheat, behind Russia and the US, exporting 6.3 billion dollars of wheat a year, or 14.1% of the world’s wheat.

Samples of wheat bran, whole wheat flour, and unbleached all-purpose flour from a Winnipeg supermarket. (first and second section of results) All were produced from Canadian wheat. The second set of samples (third chart)  are from a research project being done at a farm in Manitoba.

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