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Panel: Farmed Fish Can be Called Organic
WASHINGTON - For the first time, a federal advisory board has approved criteria that clear the way for farmed fish to be labeled "organic," a move that pleased aquaculture producers even as it angered environmentalists and consumer advocates. The question of whether farmed fish could be labeled...
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Green Jobs Plans Could Solve 'Twin Crises'
NEW YORK - Worldwide efforts to overcome the current economic crisis will require more spending on green industry, which will also help slow and possibly reverse the impending climate crisis, say two new studies released this week. "It's time for a bailout for the environment: one that creates jobs...
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Americans Increasingly Worried About Hunger
NEW YORK- People with low income in the United States are feeling increasingly insecure about their ability to buy food, according to a new study released by an independent research group. "As the economy continues its downward trend, concerns about hunger will only intensify," said Jim Weill,...
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Charles Targets GM Crop Giants in Fiercest Attack Yet
In a provocative address to an Indian audience, the Prince echoes Gandhi with a stinging attack on 'commerce without morality'.
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Organic Farm Blossoms in Kenya's Largest Slum
Victor Matioli's organic pumpkins are plump, his coriander aromatic and his spinach "very soft, sweet, and tasty". His half-acre farm is a former rubbish dump in the heart of east Africa's biggest slum. So arresting is the sight of tall sunflowers growing amid the rust-coloured shacks and dirt...
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Buying Into 'Organic,' 'Natural,' 'Local'
Farmers' markets are springing up under bridges in cities that are at least a day's drive from the nearest farm. Restaurants and retailers are showcasing regional products. Supermarkets from Orange County, California, to Cambridge, England, affix stickers showing how far that apple traveled to get...
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Prince Charles Sees Red Over GM Crops
LONDON - Prince Charles drew criticism with an outspoken attack on industrial farming Wednesday, warning genetically modified food could be the "biggest disaster environmentally of all time." Charles said millions of small farmers around the world could be driven off their land into "degraded and...
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High Food Prices May Cut Opposition to Genetically Modified Food
ZURICH - Like many stores in Europe, the Coop chain of supermarkets in Switzerland does not specify whether goods are genetically modified - because none are. But a wave of food-price inflation may help wash away popular opposition to so-called Frankenstein foods. "I think there's a lot of...
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Family Seed Business Takes On Goliath of Genetic Modification
Heather Meek leafs through the seed catalogue she wrote on the family computer, on winter nights after the kids went to bed.There are Kahnawake Mohawk beans and Painted Mountain corn; Tante Alice cucumber and 40 varieties of heritage tomatoes. Selling seeds is more than just an extra source of...
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GM Foods the Problem, Not The Solution
BONN - The food crisis has prompted some looks towards genetically modified food production as a solution. That in turn has led to stronger warnings over the consequences of such food for health and the environment. These concerns have been raised in Bonn again as more than 3,000 delegates from 147...
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