It's an important step in the right direction that the EPA has reversed course and suspended approval of Enlist Duo. But it's just as important to recall that the reversal came about only because of the lawsuit brought by conservation groups that forced its hand.
Crop biotechnology critics and non-governmental (NGO) activist groups are threatening to go to court in an attempt to block the use of Dow AgroScience's Enlist Duo herbicide weed killer. The Environmental Protection Agency announced formal approval of the herbicides on Wednesday.
After launching "Awkward Black Girl" independently, she connected with Pharrell, who reached out to invite her to be a part of his "secret" YouTube channel, which is now widely known as I Am Other. "He has a lot of awkward in him," she jokes.
Two years ago, I lay in a hospital bed, a fetal monitor strapped to my belly. Your heartbeat accelerated and decelerated, sending the monitor's needle dancing. The nurse smiled: "This one is going to be a handful." You're much more than a handful now, 2 years old and full of fire.
A product used not just by farmers but also by lots of us common variety home gardeners and lawn groomers has been linked to a variety of unsavory health effects from cancer (in people) to hormonal disruptions (in animals).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently deciding whether or not to approve an application by Dow Chemical for its controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn variety that is resistant to the highly toxic herbicide 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.
Each Memorial Day readers ask me, "How can we support the troops?" This year the answer is easy: forward a news of an available scholarship to family and friends with military ties, putting their children one step closer to a valuable college degree.