City to push for more organic recycling | Capital New York

… 100,000 tons a year. The proposal is the first major iteration of a law passed in 2013 that allows the city to selectively assess where and when to impose organics recycling. Environmental groups said the proposed rules are a long time coming. In a statement, Marcia Bystryn, head of the New York League of Conservation Voters, commended the move—and Garcia in particular—but said the city needed to better assess where the organic waste would go. To continue reading this article, please click …

Russia confirms GMOs won’t be used to boost agriculture | Genetic Literacy Project

… other latest technologies in agriculture,” said Dvorkovich. At the same time, he added, the land resources of the country allow Russia to achieve “good results”, using less fertilizer in comparison with some other countries. President Putin said in 2014 that Russia must protect its citizens from over-consumption of products containing genetically modified organisms. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev followed this with a statement that Russia has no intention to import GMOs, however there …

Dow Crop Chemical Labeled “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans” | EWG

By Shannon Van Hoesen | June 23, 2015 WASHINGTON – The decision by an organization of the world’s leading cancer experts to classify the herbicide 2,4-D as a possible carcinogen underscores the risk posed by the U.S. government’s recent approval of 2,4-D for use on genetically engineered, or GMO, crops, EWG said in a statement. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization, said 2,4-D is “possibly carcinogenic to humans” because …

Big Food Brands Lose Consumer Trust | CMO Strategy – Advertising Age

By E.J. Schultz | May 25, 2015 This rather unappetizing statement was tucked into a request for proposals recently sent to ad agencies: “Most of our food supply comes from factory farms, is dependent on GMOs and chemicals, and is not sustainably grown or raised.” The inflammatory language sounds like the typical musings of a fiery activist ready to take on Big Food. But it actually came from the Kashi brand owned by industry giant Kellogg Co. The brand is seeking ideas to …

Drastic Climate Change Carved Up Mars, and May Still Be Happening : Environment : Nature World News

… impact craters located along the mid-latitudes of Mars. “These recent climate cycles have been predicted by computer models, but have not been documented with widespread geological evidence until now,” lead study author, Jay Dickson, said in a recent statement. “This research shows that gullies have been episodic across the entire southern hemisphere, a distribution that is required for this to be a signal of global climate change.” Despite what popular media might lead …

Gas investments may ‘never pay off’ | Newcastle Herald

… favour of renewable energy, such as solar. “That could mean that gas investments being made now might never pay off,” an institute statement said. “It’s a similar situation to that in the electricity market, in which demand was forecast to rise continuously but fell instead. It left infrastructure worth billions of dollars under-used while people on tight budgets felt the impact of price shocks that seemed to come from nowhere.” The energy institute, based at the …