May 2013

GMO-free ingredients are tough to round up in the U.S.

By John Upton, Responsible food manufacturers are trying to meet consumer demand for products that are free from transgenic ingredients. And they are finding it exceedingly difficult in the U.S. to do so. The New York Times reported Sunday on the difficulties — and high cost
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How a Legal Loophole Allows Untested Pesticides in Everything From Cosmetics to Clothing

You probably wouldn’t expect to find pesticides in your toothpaste or your gym socks, but they might be in there all the same. And the vast majority of those pesticides have made it into everyday products without adequate oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency. That’s becaus
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