"Court Battle Looms Over Vermont’s GMO Food Labeling Law"

"MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed a first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of food produced by genetic engineering. 'I am proud that we’re leading the way in the United States to require labeling of genetically engineered food,' said the governor. 'More than 60 countries have already restricted or labeled these foods, and now one state, Vermont, will also ensure that we know what’s in the food we buy and serve our families.'"

Source: ENS, 05/27/2014

"Whole Foods Plunges as Organic Goes Mainstream"

"Why is Whole Foods stock down by 20% this morning? Results released after the close of markets yesterday showed the company’s growth flattening as more competitors muscle into its turf. There was a time when Whole Foods stood out for its focus on organic and specialty food, but that time is long gone, ...."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 05/08/2014

Tigers Forever



"Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat"

By Steve Winter, with Sharon Guynup
National Geographic, $40

Reviewer: TOM HENRY

If you don’t hate wildlife poachers by the end of this book, you never will.

Yes, photographer Steve Winter captures the sheer awe, beauty and power of one of Earth’s most majestic creatures in “Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.” That’s an understatement.

States Target Tiny Beads in Cleansers That Harm Waterways, Wildlife

"The tiny plastic particles found in many facial cleansers and soaps promise a gentle scrubbing and luxuriously smooth skin. But those little beads of grit are also piling up in waterways, where they can suck up toxins and harm wildlife, environmentalists say. Because of those concerns, Illinois is one of several states considering legislation to force manufacturers to drop products that use the particles, called microbeads."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 04/21/2014


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