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Green Your Diet: Eat Invasive Species

January 3rd, 2011 | by Rachel Shulman

Invasive species are non-native plants and animals that threaten the health of ecosystems. Because science has made little headway when it comes to stopping the spread of invasives, an increasing number of ecologists and foodies are encouraging people to try a new tactic: eat them


Bt Toxin From Genetically Modified Corn Found in U.S. Streams

October 4th, 2010 | by Rachel Shulman

As if industrial agriculture wasn't polluting water enough with manufactured chemical pesticides, now researchers have discovered that U.S. streams are also contaminated with insecticides genetically engineered into plants. According to a study published last week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Bt toxin from GMO corn is finding its way into streams



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