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  • A tractor applies herbicide
    EPA opens the chemical flood gates: 'Agent Orange' herbicide to be approved
    After nearly a year of intensepublic comments and industry lobbying, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator GinaMcCarthyis expected to announce the approval of Dow Chemical's Enlist Duoherbicide for use on millions of acres of US...
  • March Against Monsanto
    Monsanto - Frankenstein Meets Green Acres
    Monsanto. I always liked the sound of that word—until recently.Check out the Wikipedia page to find out more about this mega company, which is very active in the American political process. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MonsantoMonsanto is...
  • Dandelion seeds
    Connecticut wanted to ban GM grass? Idiocy dodges a bullet!
    Taking time from whatever their busy schedule normally entails, Connecticut Senate President Donald Williams was determined to amend an existing bill to ban Roundup resistant bluegrass from Connecticut. Citing no actual science nor consulting any...
  • Breast feeding
    Glyphosate herbicide found in breast milk, new study
    On April 7, the Organic Consumers Organization released an urgent request to the U.S. regulatory agencies to ban the use of glyphosate due to a new study which showed the pesticide was present in breast milk. The agencies include the Food &...
  • Will new pesticide regulations protect migrant workers?
    EPA considering new pesticide regulations
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed changes to its Worker Protection Standard (WPS), which is the set of regulations that govern pesticide, fungicide, and herbicide exposure of agricultural workers. The Federal...
  • Sonic Boom redesigned characters
    Weekly gaming news roundup (for the week of February 3)
    Here's this weeks news roundup courtesy of the fine folks at Podcast Unlimited. We are currently gearing up for the relaunch of our show and cannot yet provide you with a link to go listen in. However, we won't let that stop us from...
  • Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, has been linked to neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
    Roundup-Ready bluegrass is coming to a neighborhood near you
    Scotts, the well-known lawn seed and chemical company, has developed a genetically modified breed of Kentucky bluegrass that is a "deeper green" than typical lawn grass and is resistant to the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup. In 2011,...
  • Roundup
    Scotts to test genetically modified grass in residential lawns
    Until now, genetically modified plants have mainly been grown in large agricultural fields away from urban areas. That is about to change, with Scotts Miracle-Gro announcing at their annual shareholder meeting that this spring they'll be...
  • ESO Cast
    Weekly gaming news roundup (for the week of January 20)
    Here's your weekly news roundup courtesy of the fine folks at Podcast Unlimited. We are currently searching for a home for the show and cannot yet add a link for you to go listen. We will update this story to include the link as soon as it'...
  • Xbox One Titanfall Limited Edition Wireless Controller
    Weekly gaming news roundup (for the week of January 13)
    Here's your weekly news roundup courtesy of the fine folks at Podcast Unlimited. We are currently searching for a home for the show and cannot yet add a link for you to go listen. We will update this story to include the link as soon as it'...
  • Podcast Unlimited's weekly news update
    Podcast Unlimited's weekly news update
    Weekly news roundup for the week of December 9 courtesy of the good folks at Podcast Unlimited.1. Konami announced a release date for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The game will arrive in stores on March 20, 2014 in Europe and will be...
  • Pie Chart of fiscal year 2013 BLM budget
    America's Mustang, Bearer of America’s Burdens Now Labeled “Tax-Payer Burden"
    The government shutdown caused a temporary cessation of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) removals of wild horses and burros from public land. Yet today BLM announced that beginning this week 700 wild horses will be rounded up in the Adobe Town/Salt...
  • Assateaque ponies
    Pony roundup another victim of government shutdown
    On Tuesday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that theChincoteague Volunteer Fire Company posted this message on its Facebook page: "Fall Round Up has been canceled due to the childish, idiotic actions of our government."The fall...
  • Is Monsanto retreating?
    More on Monsanto
    In our previous column, we talked about Monsanto withdrawing eight applications to sell some of their genetically modified products in the European Union. What was their motivation in doing so? Has the EU beaten Monsanto into submission?Monsanto...
  • Is your food poisoning you?
    Is Monsanto retreating?
    Back in the Vietnam era, there was this chemical called Agent Orange. It was sprayed on patches of jungle where enemy troops might want to hide, and it killed pretty much everything it touched...The British paper The Guardian is reporting that...