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Roberts Cautions Vilsack on GMO Labeling Development
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, GMO labeling, politics )

- 1 day ago -
As the USDA works to implement the GMO labeling law, Senate Agriculture Committee chair Pat Roberts cautions the agency to stay within the limits of what Congress intended.
Bird of the Week: Thick-Billed Murre
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, green, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 1 day ago -
The sturdy, black-and-white Thick-billed Murre is one of the largest living members of the Alcidae, a family of seabirds that also includes the Tufted Puffin and Marbled Murrelet. This family once included the Great Auk, which was driven to extinction...
As a GMO Pillar Wobbles, Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes
Green Lifestyle  (tags: ecosystems, environment, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, Sustainabililty, world )

- 2 days ago -
For all the international furor over genetically modified food, or GMOs, the biotech industry has really only managed to put a few foreign genes into food crops. The first of these genes - actually, a small family of similar genes - came from a kind of
Can Humanity Survive the 21st Century?
World  (tags: conflict, corruption, crime, ethics, HumanRights, interesting, politics, society, world )

- 3 days ago -
Humans are facing the greatest test in the million-year ascent of our kind. But this isn't a single challenge, like a famine or disease outbreak. It is a constellation of ten huge man-made threats, which are now coming together to imperil our existence.
Glyphosate in Vaccines as Well as Food? With Petition Link
Green Lifestyle  (tags: family, health, glyphosate, humans, protection, world )

- 4 days ago -
A report published last week found glyphosate in a number of childhood vaccines. Now more study is needed to learn more about the presence of other weedkiller ingredients in both our vaccines and our food.
Bayer-Monsanto Merger Too Big to Succeed?
Business  (tags: abuse, Bayer, business, consumers, corporate, economy, ethics, farming, money, news, world )

- 6 days ago -
It took $66 billion-the largest all-cash transaction in history-for German biotech giant Bayer to win control over Monsanto, the global seed market leader. The takeover creates a very unique-and to some, very unsettling-kind of corporate beast...
If You Can't Beat It, Eat It: 'Pigweed' a Nutritious, Noxious Weed
Green Lifestyle  (tags: CoolStuff, eco-friendly, food, greenproducts, healthy, humans, interesting, Sustainabililty )

- 8 days ago -
Like most invasive weeds, purslane can be a major headache if it isn't dealt with quickly. "Even if you kill it with Roundup, it comes back," said Carol Mills, president of the Umatilla County Master Gardeners. "It's a tough little devil."
Bird of the Week: Markham's Storm-Petrel
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, brids, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 8 days ago -
The dark, fork-tailed Markham's Storm-petrel can only be sighted over the cool waters of the Humboldt Current off South America's Pacific coast. Its genus name, Hydrobates, means "water walker," which describes the way it patters along the sea surface...
These Tenacious Bees Create Sturdy Nests By Carving Out Standstone
Offbeat  (tags: bees, goodnews, interesting, unusual, wildlife )

- 10 days ago -
Bee populations have suffered in recent years, but one tenacious species thrives in a harsh environment: the deserts of the American Southwest. An entomologist from Utah State University found not only does this new bee species build nests in sandstone...
Five Years Later, the Elwha Reborn
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, green, habitat, nature, protection, Sustainabililty, trees, water, wildlife )

- 11 days ago -
Five years after the world's biggest river restoration project began, the Elwha River is once again free flowing and dam free.
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