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Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

But they could taper off later this year<p>By now every driver knows the drill: The price of gasoline ratchets up, there's an outcry among motorists who feel gouged at the pump and then things settle down as the higher price becomes the new normal.<p>Well, AAA has come up with a sobering statistic: the …

American Farmers Say They Feed The World, But Do They?

When critics of industrial agriculture complain that today's food production is too big and too dependent on pesticides, that it damages the environment and delivers mediocre food, there's a line that farmers offer in response: We're feeding the world.<p>It's high-tech agriculture's claim to the moral …

Decade-Long USDA Inspection Program Deemed Inadequate

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A pilot program for inspecting meat launched by the Department of Agriculture has repeatedly failed …

US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

Being green is getting a lot harder for eco-friendly states in the US, thanks to the country’s dependency on overrun Chinese recycling facilities. Recycling centers in Oregon recently stopped accepting clear plastic “clamshell” containers used for berries, plastic hospital gowns and plastic bags, …

Sustainability

As Biotech Seed Falters, Insecticide Use Surges In Corn Belt

Across the Midwestern corn belt, a familiar battle has resumed, hidden in the soil. On one side are tiny, white larvae of the corn rootworm. On the other side are farmers and the insect-killing arsenal of modern agriculture.<p>We've reported on earlier phases of this battle: The discovery of rootworms …

Lowfat Milk May Not Be As Healthy As We Thought, Says Harvard Expert

Got milk? Well, you might not really need it, according to the current issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Pediatrics. Reduced-fat milk is high in sugar and may be contributing to the obesity epidemic, argues Harvard professor of pediatrics David Ludwig, MD.<p>One cup of …

GMO Crops Mean More Herbicide, Not Less

Over the past 15 years, farmers around the world have planted ever larger tracts of genetically engineered crops.<p>According to the USDA, in 2012 more than 93 percent of soy planted was “herbicide tolerant,” engineered to withstand herbicides (sold by the same companies who patent and sell the …