Newsbites: Where Have All the Lobsters Gone? Good Riddance to a Bad Pesticide. Is USDA Organic Food from China Really Organic?

● Warmer Waters Decimate Lobster Populations ● Endosulfan Banned: Good Riddance to a Bad Pesticide ●How “Organic” is USDA Organic Food from China Where Have All the Lobsters Gone? On Cape Cod, Mass., nothing says summer evening as clearly as a big pot of boiling seawater and a mess of locally caught lobsters. Thanks to […]

Chemical Warfare in the Cornfields as the EPA Reconsiders the Controversial Herbicide, Atrazine

Since 2004, the European Union has effectively banned the use of the herbicide atrazine, which, in some studies, has been linked to cancer, low-sperm counts, insulin resistance and birth defects. But according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it’s perfectly OK for Americans to bathe in the stuff—literally. Applied to the nation’s fields at a […]