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Blog/News (March 25, 2017) The organic label is a great way to ensure your food is coming from farms that do not use GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and harsh chemical pesticides and fertilizers. It is becoming increasingly common to see foods with this label not just…

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Blog/News (March 24, 2017) Originally published by NPR  March 24th 2017 by Maryn Mckenna When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for…

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Blog/News (March 23, 2017) Originally published by Ecowatch  March 23rd 2017 by Ken Roseboro Enogen, a genetically modified corn for ethanol production, has contaminated non-GMO white corn grown in Nebraska and used to make flour for tortillas and other products. According…

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Blog/News (March 23, 2017) Originally published by The Guardian  March 23rd, 2017 by Damian Carrington The world’s most widely used insecticides would be banned from all fields across Europe under draft regulations from the European commission, seen by the Guardian. The…

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Blog/News (March 23, 2017) If you’ve seen a box of Cheerios recently, you may have noticed a glaring white space where its mascot “Buzz” the bee usually hovers over a cereal bowl. General Mills (the parent company of Cheerios) has removed his image to raise awareness for bee…

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Blog/News (March 22, 2017) Originally published by EcoWatchMarch 23, 2017 by Carey Gillam The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world's most widely used weed killer and key ingredient in …

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Blog/News (March 22, 2017) Originally published by NPR March 22, 2017 by Nancy Matsumoto Though he didn't come from a farming family, from a young age Tim Joseph was fascinated by the idea of living off the land. Reading magazines like The Stockman Grass Farmer and Graze, he…

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Blog/News (March 21, 2017) Ever wonder why the tomatoes you buy at the grocery store just don’t measure up to the more unique-looking ones you find at the farmer’s market? Or why the tomato slices served at restaurants don’t taste all that tomato-y? There is a complex history…

Blog/News (March 20, 2017)   President Trump released his proposed budget, and his blueprint for America is shocking. The short version is that this is a budget of cruelty and harm to people and the planet. The budget contains extreme cuts for programs that benefit the…

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Blog/News (March 17, 2017) Originally published by East Oregonian March 17th, 2017 by Mateusz Perkwoski A bill under consideration in Oregon would allow landowners to sue biotech patent holders over trespass by genetically engineered crops. New lawsuits over trespass by…

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Blog/News (March 17, 2017) Originally published by Sustainable Pulse March 17th, 2017 Congressman Ted Lieu issued a strongly worded statement this week regarding reports that unsealed court documents raise new questions about the safety of Monsanto weed killer Roundup and its…

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Blog/News (March 16, 2017) Green America’s People and Planet Award returns with a contest for businesses that help you go green with your gardening this spring. We need your help to find worthy businesses to consider; each winner will receive a $5,000 prize to support their…

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Blog/News (March 16, 2017) Originally published by The Fresno Bee March 16th, 2017 by Robert Rodriguez State pesticide regulators are clamping down on spraying farm chemicals near school sites and day care centers under a first-of-its-kind statewide regulation. The California…

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Blog/News (March 15, 2017) RSF Social Finance, a Green Business Network member since 1999, just announced the launch of their new Integrated Capital Fellowship, a nine-month program designed to educate, support and connect financial activists. Money can be a powerful tool…

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Blog/News (March 14, 2017) Originally published by the New York Times March 14th, 2017 by Danny Hakim The reputation of Roundup, whose active ingredient is the world’s most widely used weed killer, took a hit on Tuesday when a federal court unsealed documents raising…

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Blog/News (March 14, 2017) Originally published by Grainews  March 14th, 2017 By Julienne Isaacs In 2016, no acres were seeded to J.R. Simplot’s genetically engineered first-generation Innate potato lines in Canada — but industry experts say 2017 will be a different story. “…

Blog/News (March 14, 2017) Coal-fired power plant emissions contain many toxic elements and compounds, including sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrous oxides (NOx), particulate matter, hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrogen fluoride (HF), arsenic, and heavy metals like chromium, cadmium,…
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Blog/News (March 13, 2017) Originally published by Mercy For Animals  March 13th, 2017 by Cody Carlson A new “ag-gag” bill in Arkansas has passed the House and is now moving forward in the state Senate, marking the surprising return of a disgraced strategy to censor and…

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Blog/News (March 10, 2017) Originally published by NPR March 10th 2017 by Joe Neel Dr. Scott Gottlieb is President Trump's choice to lead the Food and Drug Administration, according to a statement from the White House. Gottlieb is a political conservative and fellow at the…

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Blog/News (March 9, 2017) Everyone knows Oreo— “America’s favorite” (GMO-filled) cookie, but you may not have heard of Mondelez, the company that makes Oreos. Recently, however, Mondelez seems to be taking steps to repair their image and venture into producing healthier, non…