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In the News: A National Victory Nearly Ten Years in the Making, California Moves Toward Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags, USDA Clips Wings of Misleading Organic Marketers

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Fish And Wildlife Service Agrees to Phase-Out Genetically Engineered Crops & Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides on National Refuges The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has decided to phase out the use of genetically engineered crops to feed wildlife and ban … Read More

In the News: Victory for Mexico Beekeepers as Monsanto Loses GM Permit, USDA Releases Final Rule to Privatize Poultry Inspection, Vermont Law School Becomes First BEE Protective Campus

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Victory for Mexico Beekeepers as Monsanto Loses GM Permit A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, by halting the company’s plan to grow thousands of acres of GMO soybeans. A district judge … Read More

In the News: Lobbying Expenditures Against GMO Labeling Soar This Year, Banned Pesticide DDT Linked to Obesity and Diabetes, Environmental Group Earns Oil Income Despite Pledge Against Drilling

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Lobbying Expenditures Against GMO Labeling Soar This Year According to a new report, the food industry spent 9 million dollars lobbying Congress to oppose laws requiring labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Big spenders include the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which … Read More

In the News: New App That Exposes Sellout Politicians, Court Rules Misuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms Can Continue

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New App That Exposes Sellout Politicians A great new app is now available that keeps track of just how much money politicians are receiving from private donations and from lobby groups. Thanks to 16 year old, Nick Rubin, who created Greenhouse, … Read More

In the News: Four States Confirm Water Pollution From Gas Drilling, Obama Opens Eastern Seaboard to Oil Exploration, Beef Pollutes More Than Pork & Poultry

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Four States Confirm Water Pollution From Gas Drilling In at least four states that have been hit with fracking, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number … Read More

In the News: Study Proves Organic Food Is Better for You, UN Recognition for Slow Food Founder, Bird Population Declines Linked to Neonicotinoid Pesticides

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Study Proves Organic Food Is Better for You The largest study of its kind has found significant benefits to organic food. An international team led by Newcastle University has shown that organic crops are up to 69% higher in a number of … Read More

In the News: Séralini Study on Toxic Effects of GMOs Republished, Documents Link More Deaths to Energy Drinks, Hobby Lobby Ruling Boosts Eden Foods’ Insurance Fight

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Séralini Study on Toxic Effects of GMOs and Glyphosate Republished When the French scientist, Gilles-Éric Séralini, first published disturbing findings of cancer in rats fed GMO corn (in the peer-reviewed Food and Chemical Toxicology journal), the blowback from the biotechnology … Read More

In the News: NY’s Top Court Says Towns Can Ban Fracking, Rehabilitating Hospital Food: Aiming for Healthy, Sustainable and Savory, Nation’s First All-Vegan School Menu Coming to Los Angeles

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NY’s Top Court Says Towns Can Ban Fracking New York’s top court ruled on Monday that towns can use zoning laws to ban hydraulic fracturing within their borders. In a precedent-setting ruling that could have wide implications on the future … Read More

In the News: Obama Orders Review of Pesticides’ Effect on Bees, Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry, Study Links Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy to Autism

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Obama Orders Review of Pesticides’ Effect on Bees On Friday, the White House ordered environmental regulators to review the pesticides that are suspected of wiping out a significant amount of bees and other pollinators in recent years. While the plan … Read More

In the News: Despite Protests, Canada Approves Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline, New York Assembly Overwhelmingly Passes Fracking Moratorium, Big Food Sues Vermont Over Its GMO Labeling Law

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Despite Protests, Canada Approves Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline The Northern Gateway project was approved by the Canadian government on Tuesday. Approval of the pipeline running from the Alberta oil sands to a new port on the coast of British Columbia … Read More


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