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Bees are at risk from common crop pesticides, California study finds

Published: 
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:47pm

California farmers could face more restrictions on how they combat crop-eating insects after a state report concluded that one class of pesticide poses a significant risk to bees that pollinate almonds and other crops.

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By going vegan, America could feed an additional 390 million people, study suggests

Published: 
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:09am

More than 41 million Americans find themselves at risk of going hungry at some point during the year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.

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Should Livestock Eat Garbage Instead of Grain?

Published: 
Mon, 08/15/2016 (All day)

Two years ago, as the Food and Drug Administration was rolling out new proposed rules following passage of the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act, one regulation caught the ire of brewers, ranchers, and the sustainable-food-loving public. 

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A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

Published: 
Wed, 07/13/2016 (All day)

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation’s borders.

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Senate Considers Toned-Down Version of GMO Labeling DARK Act

Published: 
Mon, 06/27/2016 (All day)

Starting next week, Vermont’s grocery aisles will be full of packages with labels showing whether the products contain genetically engineered foods. The state’s major labeling bill—the first in the nation—passed in 2014, yet food companies are still hoping for a last-minute reprieve before the law goes into effect on July 1.