Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced in a letter to his staff (dated May 1) that the agency’s Agricultural Marketing Service is developing a verification program for food products containing genetically modified ingredients

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Natural GMO?

May 5, 2015

The first genetically modified crop wasn’t made by a megacorporation. Or a college scientist trying to design a more durable tomato. Nope. Nature did it — at least 8,000 years ago

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When Bruce Hodgins went to the doctor for a checkup in Sioux City, Iowa, he was asked to complete a lengthy survey to gauge his health risks. In return for filling it out, he saved a $10 monthly premium for his Medicaid coverage

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Michael Pollan: “It isn’t every day that the definition of a common English word that is ubiquitous in common parlance is challenged in federal court, but that is precisely what has happened with the word ‘natural.'”

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Religious leaders and scientists gather to discuss moral implications of global warming as Pope drafts key letter

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Restructure data-gathering and evaluation networks to address climate change, energy, food, health and water provision, say Yonglong Lu and colleagues

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It began with anxiety and depression. A few months later, hallucinations appeared. Then the Texas man, in his 40s, couldn’t feel or move the left side of his face. He thought the symptoms were because of a recent car accident. But the psychiatric problems got worse. And some doctors thought the man might have bipolar disorder

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Are Food Additives Evil?

April 17, 2015

An almost civil debate. The Food Babe, essentially, never met a multi-syllabic ingredient she could bring herself to like. Science Babe seems to think we should all be drinking BHT-laced smoothies. That’s a bit of an overstatement, to be sure—but so is most everything that these warring factions are spewing out in their battles over the additives that lace your food

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