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EPA defines a bee killer

EPA defines a bee killer

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world.”  – Naturalist and preservationist John Muir, 1838-1914 The quote received a bit of supporting illumination from the Environmental Protection Agency this week – a little reminder that this great life-system of which we humans are part is a sophisticated (some might say complicated) bit of cosmic machinery. In a report published Wednesday (Jan. 6, 2016), the EPA said it has figured…

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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.)

Speaking of bullies – a case in point

Speaking of bullies – a case in point

Vermont residents would like to know what the heck is in their food. So they went to their legislature to ask for a law, and it looked for a time that their request would be honored. Unfortunately, Monsanto – the poster child for Genetically Modified groceries – informed the state that should it have the effrontery to pass such a law, the agricultural mega-corp would sue.   Continue reading …

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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