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GE labeling bill author says it’s about choice

GE labeling bill author says it’s about choice

Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery & Delaware counties, told a gathering in the state capitol Tuesday morning his bill to require labeling of genetically engineered foods was about allowing consumers to make choices, not a statement about food safety. “People in America demand information,” Leach said. “People don’t like being told, ‘You don’t need to know that; it’s OK.’” (Additional remarks by Leach in video at the end of this piece.)

While we continue to subsidize fossil fuels, at least one American industrial giant invests in green technology in, of all places …

While we continue to subsidize fossil fuels, at least one American industrial giant invests in green technology in, of all places …

While some of our politicians and fossil fuel barons try, with varying success, to convince us we’re not digging up enough coal, oil or natural gas, the folks who we are told are selling us our oil are busy building a city that doesn’t need it. For the first time in more than a half-century, the U.S. exports more fuel than it imports. We still are the world’s largest importer of crude oil, but a huge portion of the imported…

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Organic and independent farmers feel under assault

Organic and independent farmers feel under assault

On a trip to New England last week, my niece treated me to some really good salsa. It was made in Maine, we were in New Hampshire, and I’m now home in Pennsylvania, way south of where I can buy some. On the other hand, there are several Mexican stores almost within walking distance of home where maybe … Meanwhile, I was in the local discount grocery store the other night and picked up a container of Marketside Chipotle salsa….

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