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If the First Lady plans to confront the issue in a serious way, she’ll soon be knocking heads with those very companies. She has already gotten a taste of the coming pushback, just by planting an organic garden.

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Wendy McElroy

I never got into survivalism. Where we live, it's just part of common sense. We get snowed in regularly. So every fall we lay in 4 months' supply of firewood. We always have a few weeks' worth of food in the pantry. And backup...lots of backup.

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AP

Confidential contracts detailing Monsanto Co.'s business practices reveal how the world's biggest seed developer is squeezing competitors, controlling smaller seed companies and protecting its dominance over genetically altered crops

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Liz Vaccariello

How healthy (or not) certain foods are—for us, for the environment—is a hotly debated topic among experts and consumers alike, and there are no easy answers. But when Prevention talked to the people at the forefront of food safety and asked them one

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arclein

“Our electric ‘G’ is absolutely the most important tractor on the farm. It has three times the power of the original ‘G’ which is huge and [has] enough battery life to do everything we need to on our diversified 8-acre farm… It’s totally silent. You

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AP

It is banned in 13 states and sure doesn’t come in a six-pack. The maker of Samuel Adams beer has released an updated version of its biennial beer Utopias — now the highest alcohol content beer on the market. At 27 percent alcohol by volume and $1

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Washington Post

For plants designed in a lab a little more than a decade ago, they've come a long way: Today, the vast majority of the nation's two primary crops grow from seeds genetically altered according to Monsanto company patents. Ninety-three percent of so

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LiveScience

Winston Churchill once predicted it would be possible to grow chicken breasts and wings more efficiently without having to keep an actual chicken. Scientists have figured out how to grow tiny nuggets of lab meat and it will one day be possible to pro

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NY Times

Edible walls produce fruit, vegetables and herbs in far less space than typical gardens. That’s why advocates of urban farming have embraced them as a way to lower food costs, increase nutritional quality and cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions

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AP

A beverage company has asked a team to drill through Antarctica's ice for a lost cache of some vintage Scotch whiskey that has been on the rocks since a century ago. The drillers will be trying to reach two crates of McKinlay and Co. whiskey that

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Reuters

At first glance, Giuseppe Oglio's farm near Milan looks like it's suffering from neglect. Weeds run rampant amid the rice fields and clover grows unchecked around his millet crop. Oglio, a third generation farmer eschews modern farming techniques --

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Cryptogen

As California prepares for its fourth year of drought, farmers are nervous in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The valley’s eight counties, if they were their own state, would be the top producing one in the nation. Nearly all the U.S. cantaloupes, g

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Included as a Marker, Antibiotic Resistance Bred into Crops has Disastrous Potential by Marty Traynor Genetically modified genes in food crops can jump from one species to another and can cause bacteria in the new host to mutate, according to

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