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Judge strikes down USDA compost guidance, orders a do-over

An industry trade group representing California and Arizona produce growers isn’t happy with a recent federal court decision striking down government guidance for using composted municipal green waste on organic farms. In a statement released June 21, Western Growers of Irvine, CA, expressed disappointment in the June 20 ruling by U.S. District Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley of the Northern… Continue Reading

Common Germ Agent Might Weaken Heart and Other Muscles

Americans and Europeans have been slathering triclosan on ever since hospitals began using it in antibacterial soaps and sanitizers 40 years ago. But that era may be passing, especially after the release this week of a University of California, Davis and University of Colorado study showing that the widely used chemical impairs muscle functions, including… Continue Reading