Loc: Waterloo, NY
DiNapoli: Organic farms growing in New York
Sales of organic farm products rose 56 percent statewide from 2008-14 with $164 million in sales that year, as New York ranked third nationwide in the number of certified organic farms, according to a report released by Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. In 2015, New York's organic sales rose another 35 percent.
"Organic farming is not a fad, but a robust sector of our economy," DiNapoli said, "As demand soars for organic and locally grown products, New York's farmers are competing at a national level and preserving our agricultural landscape."
Whistleblower criticizes deal allowing milk from hormone treated cows into Canada - 2015
Dr. Shiv Chopra is a former Health Canada scientist who lost his job after raising the alarm about dangers posed by bovine growth hormone (BGH). Partially because of his work, it is currently illegal to use the drug to boost milk production in Canada.
Our Toxic World; Is Roundup Slowly Killing Us? George D. Lundberg, MD
I do not know whether the implications of these findings are actually important for human health. Obviously, the considerable power of Monsanto is working hard to make this kind of talk go away.
I have stopped using Roundup. But I did that a while ago to do my small part to keep the milkweed healthy so our Monarch butterflies have something to eat on their long annual Western Hemisphere migration. It is urgent that more independent research (meaning, not funded by industry or tainted government agencies) on glyphosate continue posthaste.
The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our world.