Expired marshmallows, broken crackers, stale donuts, even orange peels are among the billions of pounds of would-be waste that help feed livestock every year.By regularly diverting its waste in this way, the food industry prevents millions of tons of greenhouse gases from being released into the atmosphere, but an obscure proposal under a 2011 food...
Tucked away in Hartford, Conn., a Puerto Rican community is creating a tropical home away from home through cuisine that is so authentic it has caught the attention of scientists. Biologists took a close look at the fresh crops in the Puerto Rican markets of Hartford and uncovered evidence that gives new meaning to a phrase that food lovers have been using for years: home is in the kitchen.
Sustainable Pulse Credit: Occlusion Urine testing shows glyphosate levels over 10 times higher than in Europe Initial testing shows Monsanto and Global regulatory bodies are wrong regarding bio-accumulation of glyphosate, leading to serious public health concerns Testing commissioners urge USDA and EPA to place temporary ban on all use of Glyphosate-based herbicides to protect public health, until further more comprehensive testing of glyphosate in breast milk is completed. In the first ever testing on glyphosate
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just added 43 new cases, including three in Oregon, to the overall case count, which now stands at 524 since March of last year. The company has curbed salmonella contamination but people keep getting sick from freshly purchased chicken.
The seniors who are dealing with hunger are also facing negative health and nutrition consequences, American research indicates. In a country as wealthy as the United States, it may come as a surprise that one in 12 seniors do not have access to adequate food due to lack of money or other financial resources. They are food insecure.
“Undermining Congressional Protections” Results in Threats of Lawsuits and Protests SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: When the organic industry gathers in this central Texas city next week sparks are predicted to fly when farmers and consumer activists face off with government regulators who they have accused of a “power grab,” significantly eroding a unique public and private partnership that Congress created in the governance of organic food and agriculture. At issue is the unilateral reversal of 20
The world now has a rough deadline for action on climate change. To forestall the worst effects of global warming, nations needs to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Expect a certain part of our political class to insist that man-made climate change is not settled science, and that until it is, nothing should be done. But the idea that every prominent skeptic must be satisfied before the country moves forward is wrong-headed. Senator John McCain had it right back in 2008, when the science wasn’t as strong as it is today. McCain, who favored a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases, noted that if climate-change believers were wrong and we moved forward, we’d still have a cleaner planet, but if the skeptics were wrong and we did nothing, we would have done a profound disservice to future generations.
Today, by a vote of 28-2, the Vermont state Senate passed H.112, a bill to require mandatory labeling of foods sold in Vermont that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The bill also makes it illegal to call any food product containing GMOs “natural” or “all natural.” Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require four or five other states to pass GMO labeling laws before they can be enacted, Vermont’s law contains no “trigger” clauses, making it the first “clean” GMO labeling law in the country.
Herbicides sprayed in pastures to eradicate invasive Canada thistle and members of the knapweed clan are taking an unintended toll on vegetables found in almost any home garden or commercial grower’s field in La Plata County.
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And, of course, the problems is not just in La Plata County.