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Pesticides on food ignite debate among Israelis

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“Israelis eat fresh, and they eat local. But how healthy are these foods? A recent government study into pesticide use on Israeli produce has caused some alarm,” reports Al Jazeera on Dec. 21.

The study found residues of pesticides on 56 percent of tested foods, and 11 percent of the food had more residue than is permitted.

Sarit Caspi-oron, an environmental scientist, said that studies have shown almost 100 percent of Israelis have “pesticide residues in their urine.”

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“Even the chief rabbinate is threatening to remove the kosher certificate from farmers who use too much pesticide,” Al Jazeera reports.

The fact that Israelis eat a large amount of fresh produce makes the debate even more significant. A small, three-store grocery chain of organic food is expanding, but costs are also a concern among shoppers.

Watch the video, via Al Jazeera English, below.


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Black family says white woman called police over dispute about their right to build a patio

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A woman in Montclair, New Jersey was caught on video reporting a Black family to police after disputing their right to build a patio on their own property.

Video of the incident was shared on social media. In the video, the woman claims a resident of the home assaulted her when she encroached on the property.

please never try to tell me racism isn’t alive and well in Montclair, NJ. pic.twitter.com/4ZneDqkztF

— sophia. (@sophialavergne) June 30, 2020

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Man in Nazi stormtrooper garb assaults Black Lives Matter protester while deputies do nothing

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A man in Norco, California was seen assaulting a Black Live Matter activist at a recent protest while Riverside County deputies appeared to do nothing.

A video of the incident circulated on social media on Monday.

"My friend was at a PEACEFUL #BLM protest when THIS MAN decided to not only disturb the peace but also ASSAULT my friend who was recording yet NO ONE ARRESTED HIM!!!!" Maria Tarin wrote on Twitter.

The video begins with a man, who is wearing a Trump 2020 hat, call the photographer a "little bitch."

A second man comes into frame wearing a white shirt with a Nazi "SS" logo.

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‘Absurd’: Kayleigh McEnany refuses to say if Trump is happy the South lost the Civil War

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday declined to say if President Donald Trump is pleased about the outcome of the U.S. Civil War.

At a White House briefing, one reporter asked about Trump's position on the Civil War after he recently tweeted a "white power" video and threatened to prosecute protesters who vandalized Confederate-era statues.

"There's a national conversation going on right now about the proper place of the symbols of the Confederacy," the reporter explained. "The president has repeatedly inserted himself into this debate. And I think a lot of people are trying to understand what his view of memorializing the Confederacy is."

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