Environmental News Network - 10/17/2013. By Roger Greenway - The biodiversity of our rivers, lakes, and ponds has gone largely un-addressed in our efforts to predict the impacts of land development.
|Would GMO Labeling Jack Up Food Prices?|
Mother Jones - 10/17/2013. By Tom Philpott - The push to require labels for genetically modified food, which flared up in California before drowning under a flood of industry cash last year, is now underway in Washington state. Predictably, agrichemical and organic interests are pouring money into, respectively, defeating and supporting a ballot initiative called I-522, which would require foods containing GMO ingredients to bear labels.
|Mainers Set to Celebrate Food Day|
Portland Press Herald - 10/17/2013. By Sharon Kitchens, The Root - The third annual Food Day is almost here and things are revving up! We’ve got one week till the now annual celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food happens on Thursday, October 24. Year-round, Food Day is devoted to mobilizing support for policies that advance healthier diets, promote sustainable and organic agriculture, reduce hunger, reform factory farms, and support fair working conditions for food and farm workers.
|Outdoor air pollution is now leading cause of cancer, according to World Health|
Bangor Daily News - 10/17/2013. By Kate Kelland, Reuters - London: The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and should now be classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency said on Thursday. The International Agency for Research on Cancer cited data indicating that in 2010, 223,000 deaths from lung cancer worldwide resulted from air pollution, and said there was also convincing evidence it increases the risk of bladder cancer.