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Boom in ethanol reshapes economy

Once considered the green dream of the environmentally sensitive, ethanol has become the province of agricultural giants that have long pressed for its use as fuel, as well as newcomers seeking to cash in on a bonanza.

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Santa Cruz County outlaws genetically engineered plants

Citing failure of regulatory agencies to address risks posed by genetically engineered plants, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a moratorium on GE crops that will hold until the state adopts regulations that will protect the rights and health of the county's residents and environment.

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N.B. government hid lead contamination

The New Brunswick government withheld information for decades about lead contamination and related health risks in a northern industrial community, an environmental group alleged in a new report Thursday.

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MultiVitamins are safe

Multivitamins are the safest things that anyone can take - and are even safer than drinking coffee, an expert panel has discovered. Its findings are revealed at a time when American regulators are taking the lead from their European counterparts and are seeking to control the supply of vitamins in the States.

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Organic goes mainstream

Critics of large-scale organics say that while mega-producers follow the letter of the law, not all follow its spirit. They worry that the movement is sacrificing its soul, that it's strayed from its original ideals of creating a new food system that helps small farms, connects consumers with producers, and cleans up the environment.

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Organic food, exercise, but also PCBs

British Columbia prides itself on its green image and in its citizens' active, healthy lifestyles. Consumption of local organic food is on the rise and people are turning towards non-toxic products for use in their homes. And yet, according to Polluted Children, Toxic Nation: a Report on Pollution in Canadian Families, released today by the Environmental Defence, residents continue to absor...

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New studies back benefits of organic diet

Organic foods protect children from the toxins in pesticides, while foods grown using modern,intensive agricultural techniques contain fewer nutrients and minerals than they did 60 years ago, according to two new scientific studies.

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