A few years ago, hog farmers throughout the Midwest noticed foam building on top of their manure pits. Soon after, barns began exploding, killing thousands of hogs while farmers lost millions of dollars.
Test results the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited repeatedly that irrigated crops and livestock next to a polluted Nevada mine are safe for consumption were based on samples from four onions taken more than four years ago.
Thomas Malthus, history’s celebrated pessimist, wrote in 1798 that, should war and disease fail to claim humanity, “gigantic inevitable famine stalks in the rear, and with one mighty blow levels the population with the food of the world.”...
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US consumer groups have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to subject a genetically engineered version of the Atlantic salmon to a more rigorous review process before it is deemed safe to eat.