The Myth of Processed Foods, an Amazon Walkout, and More News

The stigma around processed foods is all wrong, Amazon employees are walking off the job, and millions of phone numbers were left exposed. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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Let’s all chill about processed foods

The term processed foods is a turnoff for most healthy eaters, but that might be more than a little unfair. In fact, not only are processed foods not necessarily unhealthy, they are essential for people around the world to get the nutrition they need. While processing can allow for the addition of ingredients like sugar or corn syrup, it also allows for foods to be supercharged with nutrients and preservatives that make them healthier and last longer. As the population increases, you can expect even more processing to make sure the food supply becomes as efficient as possible.

Amazon employees will walk out over the company’s climate change inaction

Over 900 Amazon employees have signed an internal petition pledging to walk out over their employer’s lack of action on climate change. The demonstration, scheduled for September 20, will mark the first time in Amazon’s 25-year history that workers at its Seattle headquarters have walked off the job. The group has three demands: for Amazon to stop donating to politicians and lobbying groups that deny the reality of climate change, to stop working with oil and gas companies to optimize fossil fuel extraction, and to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Fast Fact: 419 million

That’s how many phone numbers were exposed in a database associated with Facebook accounts, adding to a long thread of the company losing control of your sensitive data. Facebook did tell TechCrunch that the data set is “old,” but that isn’t especially comforting considering most people don’t change their phone numbers very often.

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