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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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