Why Is Glyphosate Sprayed on Crops Right Before Harvest?

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Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is recognized as the world’s most widely used weed killer. What is not so well known is that farmers also use glyphosate on crops such as wheat, oats, edible beans and other crops right before harvest, raising concerns that the herbicide could get into food products.

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EU Countries Launch Shock Rebellion against Glyphosate Herbicides

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The Netherlands and Sweden have joined France on Saturday in coming out strongly against the re-licensing of glyphosate-based herbicides in Europe. The remarkable rebellion against the World’s most used herbicide is likely to delay the expected March 8 EU vote by member countries on the re-licensing of the chemical.

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Activist Vows to Keep Building Tiny Houses for L.A.’s Homeless

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Citing safety concerns, officials keep yanking Elvis Summers’ miniature homes off city streets.
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The Arctic Turns Ugly

Runaway global warming is far and away humankind’s biggest nightmare, and the Arctic is the likely perpetrator. If it happens, it’ll blister agricultural foodstuff before it can reach the outstretched arms of the multitudes. Then what?

Dr. Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute of California recently warned, “What is happening in the Arctic now is unprecedented and possibly catastrophic. The evidence is very clear that rapid and unprecedented changes are happening in the Arctic.”1

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Latest Effort to Block Air Pollution Rule

The United States Supreme Court has rejected an effort to block a regulation slashing emissions of mercury, arsenic, and other toxic pollutants from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants.

Twenty states asked the court to suspend the 2012 rule until the Environmental Protection Agency has reported on the costs of implementing it, as well as how much quantifiable benefit it will have for public health.

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Trees Cut as Maple Syrup Farmers Lose Eminent Domain Battle Over Constitution Pipeline

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Guarded by heavily armed U.S. marshals, a Constitution Pipeline tree crew began felling trees in the Holleran family’s maple sugaring stand Tuesday while upset landowners and protesters looked on.

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New App Aims to Level the Gender Wage Gap One Meal at a Time

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EquiTable allows diners to pay their share of the bill based on gender and race.
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Victory! Uzbekistan President Announces Ban on GMOs in Baby Food

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Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov has stated that the country will ban the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in baby food over health concerns.

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Democrats Release New Video Attacking GOP on Climate Change

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In a new video released on Sunday, leaders in the Democratic party attacked GOP presidential candidates for their disbelief and inaction on climate change.

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Bill to Block Mandatory GMO Labeling Advances in Senate

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D.C. dysfunction at its finest: Committee passes law that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose.
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