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Bee Kills in the Corn Belt: What's GE Got to Do With It?

Heather Pilatic | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Heather Pilatic

In the last few weeks beekeepers have reported staggering losses in Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio after their hives foraged on pesticide-treated corn fields. Indiana too, two years ago. What's going on in the Corn Belt?

This Investment Is Like 'Gold With A Coupon'

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Money

By Kathleen Kingsbury BOSTON, March 19 (Reuters) - As a teenager in Wisconsin, Perry Vieth spent his summers baling ha...

Watching the Future Wash Away

Donald Carr | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

Bad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that remain the essential foundation of a healthy and sustainable food system in the future.