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Your Organic Meat Might Not Actually Be Organic

March/April 2020 – By Amelia Pang, Mother Jones – If you’ve ever bought organic meat, you’ve noticed the hefty price tag: An organic chicken can cost more than twice a conventional one. For some shoppers, that upcharge is worth it—the circular green and white “USDA Organic” label guarantees that the meat comes from an animal

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Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

August 31, 2020 – By Kate S. Petersen, Environmental Health News – Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies. More links Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

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The Future of Our Food Supply

July 20, 2020 – By Nicole Flatow, Bloomberg CityLab – From grocery stores and online delivery to farms and restaurants, how and where we get our food may never look the same. More links The Future of Our Food Supply

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EPA Scales Back Requirements for Pesticide Testing on Fish

July 15, 2020 – By Sylvia Carignan, Bloomberg Law – The EPA announced Wednesday it will allow pesticide producers to forego certain tests on live fish, which can indicate whether the chemicals accumulate in their bodies and enter the food chain. More links EPA Scales Back Requirements for Pesticide Testing on Fish

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High Levels of Bayer’s Weedkiller Found in Hummus, Chickpeas

July 14, 2020 – Environmental Working Group – Independent laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found glyphosate, the notorious weedkiller linked to cancer, in more than 80 percent of non-organic hummus and chickpeas samples, and detected at far lower levels in several organic versions. More links High Levels of Bayer’s Weedkiller Found in

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