Food & Agriculture

Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen's blog

Bees are in trouble and policymakers just aren’t acting quickly enough to help them. But home gardeners, backyard beekeepers and ordinary people all over the country have been stepping up.

Marcia Ishii-Eiteman's blog
By Marcia Ishii-Eiteman,

Very big news exploding across the papers yesterday. Eating genetically engineered (GE) corn has been strongly linked to serious health effects — including mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage. A team of European scientists yesterday released the first independent long-term animal feeding study of its kind on the health effects of eating GE foods in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. 

Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen's blog
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Proposition 37 is a straightforward ballot initiative that would require processed food containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients to be labeled. Californians have a right to make informed choices about the food they eat and how it’s grown. Get the facts on GE food.

Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen's blog
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Bees are in trouble. In the U.S., they’ve been dying off at alarming rates since 2006 and beekeepers continue to report staggering annual losses.

Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen's blog
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This report presents the results of monitoring for airborne pesticides conducted between June 2006 and August 2009 in central Minnesota. Overall, the results of the study indicate that for several months each summer, central Minnesota residents in potato-growing areas are regularly exposed to low to moderate lovels of the commonly used fungicide chlorothalonil in air.