Some companies are so hell-bent on avoiding oversight of their genetically engineered crops that they are using new technique to avoid any government review of the safety and environmental impact of their products.
The technique – called gene “editing” – allows companies to create all sorts of new plants and crops.
Legislation re-introduced by Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, would place new burdens on asbestos bankruptcy trusts, slowing compensation to victims suffering from fatal asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, EWG Action Fund said today.
Eleven groups and the city of Berkeley sued the California Department of Food and Agriculture today over the agency’s approval of a statewide “pest management” plan that allows pesticide spraying on schools, organic farms and residential yards, including aerial spraying over homes in rural areas.
An amendment filed today by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) to repeal the federal corn ethanol mandate would make room to develop greener advanced fuels for American cars and trucks, Environmental Working Group said today. The proposal was introduced as an amendment to the pending bill that would mandate approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to pay for more than 100 conservation projects nationwide is an important step toward restoring water quality and protecting wildlife habitat, EWG said in a statement today.