Health

21 Gene Edited Plants Approved by USDA

“In the EU, all genetically engineered organisms must undergo a mandatory risk assessment. In the USA, on the other hand, there are no such legal requirements. There are nevertheless also stakeholders in the EU who want to market their products…

 

Fracking Fluid Used to Irrigate Organic Crops

Support your local farmer….they won’t poison you. “In certain areas of California, oil and gas companies supply up to half of the water that goes to farmland. That includes some areas owned by companies that grow organic crops.”  Fracking Fluid…

 

Don’t mess with Judges Bayer/Monsanto

OCA: TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK ‘Doesn’t Care’ It’s hardly surprising that Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) doesn’t care if its Roundup weedkiller kills more than just weeds. But when the judge overseeing the trial of a cancer victim who…

 

GOING BACKWARDS: Trump To Slash Renewables Funding in New Budget

Crony Capitalism: Trump, who rejects the overwhelming scientific consensus regarding the climate crisis, has repeatedly vowed to zero out federal spending on clean energy research and development (R&D). Trump proposed similarly dramatic cuts to EERE’s budget in both his fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019 proposals….

 

Cultured meat will now be regulated by the FDA and USDA

You can have mine…..”That’s how the cell-based meat industry ended up actively working to convince the US government to step in and exercise its regulatory authority — and that’s why they were encouraged by the government’s announcement. By stepping in…

 

Grassfed Exchange in Santa Rosa April 3-5

Grassfed Exchange in Santa Rosa April 3-5, Sonoma County Fairgrounds This is the first year the Grassfed Exchange has come to California.  This year’s conference theme, Regeneration Rising, is focused specifically on empowering the next generation of regenerative farmers. Speakers…

 

Why are America’s farmers killing themselves?

WWW loves our family farmers. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. This article was corrected 11 December 2018, following the release of revised data from the Centers for Disease Control. An earlier version cited the CDC…

 

Pesticide Exposure Changes Bees’ Genes

“We examined the effects of two pesticides on one species of bumblebee. But hundreds of pesticides are authorised, and their effects are likely to substantially differ across the 200,000 pollinating insect species which also include other bees, wasps, flies, moths,…