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A ’round up’ of ways to oppose GE alfalfa and sugar beets

March 2nd, 2011

Since the Obama Administration approved the unregulated planting of genetically engineered alfalfa (and sugar beets) last month, the organic community has been organizing against the deregulation.

Organic farmers and food producers fear for their very livelihood — and for the integrity of the organic food supply, because GE (or GM, genetically modified) alfalfa could cross-pollinate with nearby organic crops, causing them to lose their purity and their ability to be organically certified.

Here are some of the actions that consumers concerned about losing access to organic foods could join:

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Chestnuts for a roasting planet

June 16th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler Green Right Now As summer sets in, many of us are looking to shade those windows any way we can, and one of the greenest solutions is to add greenery. Outside the window, that is. A shade tree can mitigate the heat gain on a west or south-facing window and truly cut [...]

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