Pink Slime vs. lean, finely textured beef. Photos of rats with tumors vs. scientists disputing study methods. Conventionally grown produce vs. local and/or organically grown. Each has been the subject of media “attention.”  And as the inaccuracies in the statements reveal, articles on each have too often been published without
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In an unexpected move, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday that USDA will allow genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready alfalfa to be planted without restriction.

The announcement bucked expectations that the deparment’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) would likely introduce a partial deregulation of the crop, which is

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it has two preferred options regarding alfalfa genetically modified to resist Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup–that it should either be allowed without restrictions, or allowed with certain geographic and isolation restrictions on seeds and, in some places, on hay.

In analyzing the potential

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