Unless you only buy foods that are certified organic or marked as “GMO-free,” odds are that a great deal of the food you eat contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But are you risking your health and damaging the environment by eating GMOs? Not according to Monsanto, the agricultural biotechnology company that is a leading producer of GM seed. Monsanto contends that … [Read more...]
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A Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) internal review has found inconsistent — and in some cases inadequate — procedures associated with the handling of some drinking water samples by its Environmental Health Division. Based on this finding, MDH has moved to immediately strengthen and standardize the procedures, and to conduct additional testing as needed to ensure accurate … [Read more...]
Report says Wells Fargo, US Bank invest billions in most damaging fossil fuels On January 26 at 10:15 am, 25 members of local climate change activist group MN350 entered the lobby of US Bank at the corner of Hennepin and University, chanting “US Bank, do some good, get Enbridge out of our neighborhood.” Community members then unveiled a river labeled Kalamazoo, Flint and … [Read more...]
Projects will create or retain 2,322 jobs ST. PAUL — Redevelopment projects that will create or retain 2,322 jobs have been approved for investigation and cleanup funding from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED awarded $6.2 million from its Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for 14 projects in the state. The … [Read more...]
On December 12, 2015, 195 countries assembled at the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris produced a 32-page agreement outlining goals to phase out industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. All countries agreed on “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the … [Read more...]