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Blog/News (July 10, 2017) Originally published by the StarTribune By Bonnie Blodgett June 23, 2017 When Jesse McDougall and his wife, Cally, took over the Vermont farm Cally’s Aunt Edie had operated for decades, what they’d envisioned as a profitable business venture turned…

Blog/News (July 7, 2017) Volvo made an announcement this month that is sure to shake up the auto industry. Starting in 2019, all new Volvos will be either plug-in, hybrid or electric. In the same week, France announced that it will phase out all fossil fuel- powered cars by…

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Blog/News (July 5, 2017) Originally published by the Huffington Post by Paul D. Thacker June 6, 2017 The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the…

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Blog/News (June 28, 2017) Originally published by Nikkei Aisan Review  by Kosei Fukao June 28, 2017 BASEL, Switzerland -- Swiss agrochemical giant Syngenta said on Tuesday it is now officially owned by the state-owned China National Chemical, or ChemChina. ChemChina…

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Blog/News (June 28, 2017) Originally published by The Guardian  By Damian Carrington June 22, 2017 Conservative politicians are trying to stop a complete EU ban on bee-harming pesticides, despite the new environment secretary Michael Gove’s statement earlier this week, in…

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Blog/News (June 28, 2017) Originally published by The Cordova Times By Margaret Bauman June 23, 2017 Two federal agencies charged with oversight of genetically engineered crops and animals are being urged by environmental, food safety and other entities to substantially…

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Blog/News (June 28, 2017) Originally published by NPR By Dan Charles June 23, 2017 Arkansas's pesticide regulators have stepped into the middle of an epic battle between weeds and chemicals, which has now morphed into a battle between farmers. Hundreds of farmers say their…

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Blog/News (June 28, 2017) Originally published by The China Post By The China Post June 19th, 2017 TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Agriculture authorities say they're prepared to implement controls to prevent the possible import of U.S. genetically modified (GMO) potatoes from affecting…

Blog/News (June 27, 2017) For years, shareholders at Exxon Mobil have been pressuring its executives to consider the business impacts of climate change. At the May 2017 shareholder meeting, this tide of concern reached a historic peak. 62 percent of shareholders are…

Blog/News (June 27, 2017) On June 16, Amazon.com Inc. announced it would pay a little under $14 billion to purchase Whole Foods Market Inc. The move is sure to re-invent the grocery store business model while also ramping up Amazon's brick and mortar retail presence.Whole…

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Blog/News (June 27, 2017) Originally published by Reuters by Kari Plume June 27, 2017 Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the…

Blog/News (June 27, 2017) The Trump administration is currently deciding what its trade agenda will look like. It's shaping up to be more big wins for multinational corporations.

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Blog/News (June 26, 2017) Originally published by the New York State Office of the Attorney General by the New York City Press Office June 6th, 2017 Coalition Of Seven AGs Charge EPA With Violating Federal Law By Failing To Issue Required Safety Finding On Chlorpyrifos –…

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Blog/News (June 25, 2017) Originally published by Newsweek by Douglas Main June 26, 2017 The herbicide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, will be classified by California as a carcinogen, “known to the state to cause cancer.” The state’s…

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Blog/News (June 22, 2017) Did you sign the petition asking Kroger to start protecting pollinators? Don't stop there, follow up your signature with a call to Kroger. Use the sample script below to call Kroger at (800)576-4377 and let them know your concerns about pollinator…

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Blog/News (June 21, 2017) Originally published by EcoWatch By Ronnie Cummins June 21, 2017 A growing corps of organic, climate, environmental, social justice and peace activists are promoting a new world-changing paradigm that can potentially save us from global catastrophe…

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Blog/News (June 15, 2017) Originally published by Modern Farmer by Dan Nosowitz June 15, 2017 The first of what could be dozens of trials involving an accusation of negligence on the part of agrochemical giant Syngenta is now in court. So what's the lawsuit about? The…

Blog/News (June 13, 2017) From rejection of the Paris Climate Accords to rejection of financial safeguards that were put in place following the 2008 financial crisis, U.S policies are increasingly a threat to people and the planet. On June 8, 2017, the House of…
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Blog/News (June 12, 2017) Recently, Mars Inc. relaunched its natural pet food line Nutro, announcing that its dry food would now be made without GMOs (genetically modified organisms). The new product line aims to have “recipes that are simple, purposeful and trustworthy,…