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Friends of the Earth’s blog is a staff-run blog that provides policy analysis, insight and commentary about the environment and other progressive issues, advances our campaigns, and builds momentum for a healthy and just world.

Genetic Modification, Pollution and Corn Ethanol

May. 19, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

The most popular herbicide in the U.S.is glysophate, which is marketed through several different agribusinesses. Glysophate is called RoundUp by Monsanto. Monsanto is among many agri-giants that have actually genetically engineered corn to be resi...

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How Does Ethanol Contribute to Global Warming?

May. 19, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

How does ethanol contribute to global warming? The yellow dots on this map are ethanol plants. They are sources of CO2 emissions, a major greenhouse gas contributing to global warming. Corn ethanol contributes to global warming through several pat...

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Guide to Biofuels: Glossary

May. 19, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Glossary: Agrofuels another term for biofuels. Fuels made from plants. Biodiesel a blend of diesel and a fuel made from plants. Biofuels – see agrofuels. Biomass – the material used to make biofuels… in the US, the dominant ...

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Just Say "No" to Offsets

May. 18, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

After months of tedious negotiations, Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman last week introduced a draft of their cap-and-trade bill, the American Power Act. The bill pampers the country's worst industrial polluters while eliminating key component...

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European Parliament votes to regulate nanofoods

May. 12, 2010 / Posted by: IIlluminato / Categories: Blog

Novel Foods: Risk Assessment for Nano-Foods Source: European Parliament The European Union (EU) Parliament's Environment Committee voted May 4, 2010 that food produced using nanotechnology should be excluded from the EU's list of novel foods -- fo...

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Nano banned from organic in Canada

May. 12, 2010 / Posted by: IIlluminato / Categories: Blog

Canada bans nanotechnology in organics US National Organic Standards Board still needs to define “nanotechnology” Canada has banned nanotechnology in organic food production. An amendment was added to Canada’s national organic ru...

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