A discussion on the GM crops issues, featuring an advocate who is on the science and policy advisory group for ACSH.
Category Archives: Agriculture
Want to expand your green, organic food business by moving closer to a road? Not in Maryland when you have to tangle with the green laws. Continue reading
The EPA has proposed a rule making the requirements for agricultural pesticides applications more restrictive, requiring more worker training, limiting field entry and increasing the age workers can enter fields at certain times. As usual, family members are not covered by the rule. The basis for this rule seems rather farfetched. Continue reading
Either release the methane into the air or burn it for energy. Otherwise…
(from the BBC):
German cows cause methane blast in Rasdorf, Germany
Methane gas released by dairy cows has caused an explosion in a cow shed in Germany, police said. The roof was damaged and one of the cows was injured in the blast in the central German town of Rasdorf. Continue reading
“Two neonicotinoid insecticides – acetamiprid and imidacloprid – may affect the developing human nervous system, said the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Experts from the Authority propose that some guidance levels for acceptable exposure to the two neonicotinoids be lowered while further research is carried out to provide more reliable data on so-called developmental neurotoxicity (DNT).”
The key reason ethanol is added to gasoline is very simple. Most of it is derived (in the US) from corn. Iowa, the first State in the Presidential election primary calendar grows lots of corn.
(To be sure, the so-called “oxygenation” additives to fuel have some, emphasize some, utility in reducing local air pollution in congested urban areas. But there are huge, make that HUGE, downsides to ethanol. Including massive increases in the price of food).
Now it’s starting to look like it’s losing some of its clout. Continue reading
A “convincing hypothesis”? Continue reading
From a letter in the September 2013 issue of Emerging and Infectious Diseases: Continue reading
Gene Hall of the Texas Farm Bureau writes: Continue reading
Obama to rehabilitate Malthus: USDA ‘aggressively’ seeking ways to grow less food to save the climate
Obama wants to rehabilitate Thomas Malthus. Continue reading
“The USDA also will calculate the carbon content of farmland to determine which management practices boost soil quality and limit greenhouse-gas emissions…” Continue reading
EPA chief admits using piloted aircraft to spy on famers during hearing. Nebraska Senator calls EPA flights ‘wacky’, ‘rogue’
Farms use those generators to power large fans to cool cows and run other critical machinery. Continue reading
“This incompetent, or deliberate, release has placed the CAFOs and their owners at the risk of possible vigilantes.” Continue reading
CSPI apparently wants EPA to go into farm management. Continue reading