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In an unusual turn of events last week, the political fight over gun control had a major impact on the fight over food labeling. To pre-empt Democrats’ sit-in protest to demand a vote on gun control legislation, the Republican leadership decided to adjourn the House of Representatives until July 5th. The move not only shut down the protest, it also ensured that on July 1st Vermont will become the first state in the nation to require mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods since the House has now run out of time to block the bill before it goes into effect.
Recently, a new superbug was found in the US that contained resistance to a last resort antibiotic. Public health officials are concerned that we may be at the end of the line with the current arsenal of antibiotics. What’s the cause of these superbugs? Read on to find out.
This week’s Eco News features stories about the Meatless Monday military debacle; Cuba as an oasis for organic and sustainable agriculture; how we are able to import so many tomatoes from our northern neighbor - and much more!
Waterkeeper and Environmental Working Group just released a new report that maps the location of over 6,500 CAFOs and their waste lagoons in North Carolina. Astonishingly, the maps illustrate how numerous counties in the state have been overrun by factory farming.