"Hotly contested legislation to block states from issuing their own mandatory labeling laws on genetically modified foods is going before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday."
"Exposure to multiple fumigants commonly used together in California may increase cancer risk, says new report."
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nation’s chief food safety regulator, plans to start testing certain foods for residues of the world’s most widely used weed killer after the World Health Organization’s cancer experts last year declared the chemical a probable human carcinogen."
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"A new scientific study [documents] that organic food can substantially lower pesticide exposure in children from low-income families in both urban and rural areas."
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"The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients."
"What do we know about the human health effects of neonicotinoids? Astonishingly little. Here’s why scientists say that isn’t good enough."
"On a treeless plain in eastern Ethiopia, thousands of destitute pastoralists have set up camp outside the tiny village of Fedeto. Over the past six months the camp has swelled as one of the worst droughts in decades has decimated herds, dried up pasture and made even drinking water scarce."