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What are Superweeds? 1 Jul 2013 | 10:25 pm

As weeds grow resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup pesticides, farmers are forced to spray larger quantities and more hazardous types of chemicals to keep these "superweeds" at bay. As a result, the health...

Frackademia – Corporate Siege Endures; Science’s Integrity Crumbles 25 Jun 2013 | 02:46 am

By John Wu Industry funding of studies and universities presents a significant challenge to academic integrity, and the latest opportunity for influence — fracking on campus land — can also endanger ...

And This Year’s Award Goes to… Monsanto? 25 Jun 2013 | 02:09 am

By Jessica Walton Click here to read the report, “Monsanto: A Corporate Profile” Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the 2013 World Food Prize laureates. Among the 2013 laureates are ...

Take Back the Tap: Bottled Water Wastes Resources and Money 24 Jun 2013 | 10:30 pm

Americans have bought into the myth that bottled water is purer and healthier than tap water. This misconception is largely the result of crafty marketing tactics from the bottled water industry, but ...

House Farm Bill Breakdown 21 Jun 2013 | 02:23 am

This afternoon, the House of Representatives voted on the farm bill – and it failed 195-234.

GM Crops – Can We Get a Grip Now Please? 20 Jun 2013 | 10:11 pm

Every time pro-GM Governments and corporations trot out this “feed the world” stuff it gets thinner and thinner as the science and real world socioeconomic impacts disprove the theory.

The House Finally Does the Farm Bill 20 Jun 2013 | 06:50 pm

After never getting around to it last year, the full House of Representatives is finally working on a farm bill and they seem to be trying to make up for lost time. Yesterday they set a very quick pac...

Stonewalling the Public: FDA’s Secret Approval Process over GE Salmon 20 Jun 2013 | 01:33 am

In the great debate over genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has locked the public out of key discussions by failing to disclose critical information related to th...

Colorado: Fracking, Fracking Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink? 19 Jun 2013 | 07:55 pm

It’s officially wildfire season in Colorado; last Tuesday, a fire ignited the Black Forest area of Colorado Springs. It burned 22 square miles, destroyed 422 homes and is still raging a week later. In...

Ecuador, Jakarta move to protect water for people, not for profit 18 Jun 2013 | 01:13 am

Both Ecuador and Jakarta, Indonesia have taken big steps recently to ensure access to water for their citizens. As part of the Water Law under negotiation in the National Assembly, Ecuadorian Presiden...

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