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Bad Biotech Crops

Report shows that genetically engineered crops promote increased use of pesticides and chemical residue in foods.

The rise of genetically engineered crops grown on US farms has led to increased pesticide use, an epidemic of resistant weeds, and more chemical residue in foods, according to a report released Tuesday by The Organic Center, the Union for Concerned Scientists, and the Center for Food Safety. The report studied genetically engineered soybeans, cotton, and corn and showed that herbicide use grew by 383 million pounds from 1996 to 2008, with 46 percent of that growth occurring in 2007 and 2008. The groups estimate that biotech corn seed and biotech soybean prices will rise in 2010.

IKEA to Debut Vegan Hot Dog at Boston Music Festival

The furniture superstore's newest plant-based food option will make its first appearance at music festival Boston Calling this weekend before expanding to IKEA locations nationwide this fall.
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Paul McCartney: "Meat-Free Is the New Rock and Roll"

McCartney reminisces about a time when meatless entreés meant a plate of steamed vegetables and believes that in 25 years, vegetarian diets will be the norm.
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Impossible Burger is Now Certified Kosher

The Orthodox Union deemed the plant-based patty kosher, broadening Impossible Burger's customer base to include those with religious dietary restrictions.
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Residents to Sue Iowa Over Hog Factory Farm Emissions

Factory farms in the largest hog-producing state in the United States are under fire for spewing toxic, ammonia-filled air into local communities.
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Oat-Based Milk Brand Launches Vegan Ice Cream Line

Swedish vegan milk brand Oatly debuts five flavors of oat-based ice cream.
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