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July 30, 2015
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act — sponsored by Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and a brainchild of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) — would make the already inadequate approval process for genetically engineered (GMO) foods even worse.
July 1, 2015
Two proposed interstate shale gas pipelines, known as ET Rover and NEXUS, could soon cut through Ohio and into parts of Michigan if approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. These pipelines threaten property rights of landowners, pose public health and safety issues with any rupture, explosion, or leakage, and proliferate fracking by expanding markets for shale gas.
May 12, 2015
We must ban fracking on public lands to protect our climate, public health and national parks for the benefit and enjoyment of all Americans.
May 1, 2015
Any sort of leakage from Line 5, which carries light crude oil and natural gas liquids, would spew toxins into the Great Lakes, the largest cluster of freshwater lakes in the world and the drinking water source for over 35 million people.
April 27, 2015
Filed in: Fracking
Among the adverse environmental impacts from building the Constitution Pipeline — a 124-mile transportation system for moving fracked Marcellus shale gas from Pennsylvania into the Northeast market — is potential harm to several rare species of bats, one of which is federally identified as threatened and another as endangered.
March 10, 2015
Current U.S. energy policy aims at maximizing production of oil and gas by drilling and fracking tens of thousands of new wells each year, across the country. Florida will be among the states that most suffer from this path.
February 6, 2015
Filed in: Agricultural policy, Factory farms, Farm bill, Food, Food & Water Justice, Food safety, Foodopoly, Meat, Poultry Fair Share Act
The poultry sector is dominated by a few large poultry processing companies that control every step of chicken production — from chicks to cutlets.
January 9, 2015
Unlike traditional plant and animal breeding, which tries to develop better varieties by selecting traits from the same species, genetic engineering techniques can insert specific genes from any plan, animal or microorganism into the DNA of a different species.
With the rise of GMO crops, coexistence between organic, non-GMO and GMO production has become more difficult due to the potential for gene flow and commingling of crops at both the planting and harvesting levels.