|Just how much is Asia's ozone to blame for bad air in the U.S.?|
Los Angeles Times - 1/31/2015. By Tony Barboza - Experts say that as U.S. air quality improves, Asian emissions — previously thought to have a negligible effect here — are having a stronger influence on smog levels, particularly in western states that sit at higher elevation and arefirst exposed to the pollutants. In a development that has troubled health advocates, some local pollution regulators have begun arguing that they should not be penalized if Asian pollution is causing local smog to exceed health standards under the Clean Air Act.
|Many G.M.O.-Free Labels, Little Clarity Over Rules|
The New York Times - 1/30/2015. By Stephanie Strom - Few industry debates are as heated these days as the one about labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. And while interest groups and advocates wage war in state legislatures, on ballots and in Congress over what should be disclosed on product labels, products certified as containing no genetically modified organisms are proliferating on grocery shelves without any nationwide mandatory regulations.
|Clark Specialty Grains creates link in non-GMO supply chain|
Organic & Non-GMO Report - 1/30/2015. By Ken Roseboro - The Non-GMO Project has seen tremendous growth with more than 22,000 products now non-GMO verified. Now that growth is extending down the supply chain to the farm. More suppliers of non-GMO and organic grains are getting their products verified, which is helping to build a “farm to fork” non-GMO supply chain. One of those companies is Clark Specialty Grains, based in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
|Moms and Doctors Have a Message for Monsanto: 'You're Making Us Sick'|
Common Dreams - 1/30/2015. By Sarah Lazare - As shareholders of the agrichemical giant Monsanto gather in St. Louis, Missouri for their annual meeting on Friday, they will be met by a coalition of doctors, concerned parents, and food and environmental safety advocates delivering a simple message: "You're making us sick."