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Pesticides 101: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Pesticides 101: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Pesticides have been used, in one way or another, for thousands of years to protect crops against invasive species, fungi and other “pests.”   While there are organic options, chemical pesticides are commonly used, with industrial agriculture relying heavily on it for their crops. However, as many studies and literature over the decades have shown, […]

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    Alarm as Florida Set to Begin Release of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes

    Alarm as Florida Set to Begin Release of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes

    By Jake Johnson Environmentalists and Florida residents voiced concern and outrage Monday as state government officials and the biotechnology giant Oxitec announced plans to move ahead this week with a pilot project that involves releasing up to a billion genetically engineered mosquitoes in Monroe County over a two-year period. Presented by local authorities as an […]

    Emails Reveal: U.S. Officials Sided With Agrochemical Giant Bayer to Overturn Mexico’s Glyphosate Ban

    Emails Reveal: U.S. Officials Sided With Agrochemical Giant Bayer to Overturn Mexico’s Glyphosate Ban

    By Kenny Stancil While Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has given farmers in the country a 2024 deadline to stop using glyphosate, The Guardian reported Tuesday that agrochemical company Bayer, industry lobbyist CropLife America, and U.S. officials have been pressuring Mexico’s government to drop its proposed ban on the carcinogenic pesticide. The corporate and […]

    6 Grassroots Activists Win ‘Green Nobel Prize’

    6 Grassroots Activists Win ‘Green Nobel Prize’

    By Liz Kimbrough Six grassroots environmental activists will receive the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in a virtual ceremony this year. Dubbed the “Green Nobel Prize,” this award is given annually to environmental heroes from each of the world’s six inhabited continents. This year’s winners include an Indigenous Mayan beekeeper who led a coalition to ban […]

    ‘Major Victory’: Federal Court Rejects FDA Approval of ‘Frankenfish’

    ‘Major Victory’: Federal Court Rejects FDA Approval of ‘Frankenfish’

    By Andrea Germanos Food safety campaigners on Thursday welcomed a federal court’s finding that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated U.S. law in its approval of genetically engineered salmon. “This decision underscores what scientists have been telling FDA for years — that creating genetically engineered salmon poses an unacceptable risk if the fish escape […]

    Gift Ideas: Best 2019 Books and Movies About Our Food System

    Gift Ideas: Best 2019 Books and Movies About Our Food System

    By Stacy Malkan If you like to give friends and family the gift of knowledge about our food, we’re here with recommendations for 2019 books and movies that illuminate the issues close to our hearts. At U.S. Right to Know, we believe that transparency – in the marketplace and in politics – is crucial to […]

    GMO Mosquitoes to Control the Spread of Disease Carries Unknown Risks

    GMO Mosquitoes to Control the Spread of Disease Carries Unknown Risks

    By Natalie Kofler, Françoise Baylis, Graham Dellaire, Landon J Getz Every year, around one million people die of mosquito-borne diseases according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is why mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest living creatures on the planet — not because they are lethal themselves, but because many of the viruses […]

    The Beef With the GMO Impossible Burger

    The Beef With the GMO Impossible Burger

    By Jaydee Hanson In the foodie world, 2019 might as well be named The Year of the Impossible Burger. This plant-based burger that “bleeds” can now be found on the menus of Burger King, Fatburger, Cheesecake Factory, Red Robin, White Castle and many other national restaurant chains. Consumers praise the burger’s meat-like texture and the […]