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McDonald’s Takes Step to Protect Public Health

CHICAGO: Today, McDonald’s released a new policy to restrict medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain.  The company says it will immediately start measuring and assessing antibiotic use in its top ten beef sourcing markets. Then, by the end of 2020. McDonald’s plans to set targets for lower use of medically-important antibiotics. 

News Release | MASSPIRG Students

Students turn historic interest into historic youth turnout in midterm elections

BOSTON -- MASSPIRG’s campus chapters around the state helped young people in Massachusetts turn out in historically high numbers relative to previous elections to vote in yesterday’s midterm elections.

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OPEN TEXTBOOKS PILOT RENEWED, SAVING COLLEGE STUDENTS UP TO $50 MILLION

Today, Congress set aside $5 million to renew the Open Textbook Pilot program for FY19, which gives grants to colleges and universities to promote adoption of free and open textbooks by professors. The program could save students up to $50 million!

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University of California commits to use only 100% renewable electricity sources by 2025

California’s flagship public university system, with 270,000 students across 10 campuses, will use electricity from clean and renewable energy exclusively by 2025, the University of California Office of the President announced today.

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FY18 Open Textbooks Program Appropriation an Important Step for College Students

Today, Congress introduced its budget omnibus bill for the 2018 fiscal year, in which appropriators set aside $5 million for a program to lower textbook costs for students.

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