Tag Archives: environment

July 08

EPA raises levels of glyphosate allowed in food

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2013 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has raised the permitted tolerance levels of glyphosate residue—the controversial herbicide and active ingredient in Monsanto’s Round Up—in many of the fruits and vegetables that you eat. Last spring, when the media was clamoring against the Senate’s passing of the so-called “Monsanto Protection Act,” the EPA quietly promoted […]

April 18

Frankenveggies: Monsanto Protection Act passes Senate

From my column at Communities @ Washington Times WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 — Last week, the U.S. Senate approved HR 933, a short term funding measure designed to avoid a March 27 government shutdown.  Hidden within HR 933 is section 735, the “Farmer Assurance Provision.” Called the “Monsanto Protection Act” by critics, this section gives the USDA the power […]

5 Signs that Climate Change Needs to Become a Priority for Everyone

Rising temperatures, wild weather, and rising sea levels are only a few of the signs that climate change is a reality that needs to be addressed. From my column at the Washington Times Communities: WASHINGTON DC, December 11, 2012- Even though certain researchers and commentators suggest that there is little scientific evidence of climate change or the threat posed […]