Organic Industry Clout Grows With Consumer Demand

Tensions between conventional and organic agriculture boiled over this week during a late-night House Agriculture Committee debate.

The organic food industry is gaining clout on Capitol Hill, prompted by rising consumer demand and its entry into traditional farm states. But that isn't going over well with everyone in Congress. Tensions between conventional and organic agriculture boiled over this week during a late-night House Agriculture Committee debate on a sweeping farm

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Want To Boycott Monsanto? There’s An App For That

A new smartphone app is allowing consumers to take a stand against biotech giant Monsanto and the Koch brothers through barcode reading technology that alerts users when a product is associated with either organization. The Buycott app is the answer to the prayers of food activists and health advocates, who have in the past visited […]

A new smartphone app is allowing consumers to take a stand against biotech giant Monsanto and the Koch brothers through barcode reading technology that alerts users when a product is associated with either organization. The Buycott app is the answer to the prayers of food activists and health advocates, who have in the past visited their local

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ExxonMobil Gears Up For Publicity Battle As US Oil Reserve Estimates Climb

The U.S. will produce enough oil to account for a third of the world’s new supply within only the next five years, says a new report.

As America battles the prospect of a 1,700 mile Keystone XL pipeline constructed in the heartland of the nation that would transport more than 800,000 of oil through the U.S. every day, the oil-fracking movement is gaining even more traction with a new report indicating the nation has more oil than experts thought. A report released by the

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Pakistan Election: Will The Violence End?

Ahead of a historic democratic election in Pakistan, violence has left scores dead and is putting the vote in question.

KARACHI — Pakistan is gearing up for elections that are being hailed as the country’s first-ever democratic transition, but the ongoing political violence will likely overshadow the May 11 vote.  According to local media tallies, more than 100 people have died in elections-related attacks since late April, when campaigning for the general

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From Italy To Iceland, The Promise Of Digital Direct Democracy

Using the Internet as a way to spread political ideas and organizing social movements has sent shockwaves throughout the political establishment.

Five-Star Movement (M5S) founder Beppe Grillo, attends his party's rally in Rome, March 2, 2018. Andrew Medichini | AP

The use of the Internet as a means of spreading political ideas and organizing social movements has sent shockwaves throughout the political establishment over the last few years. And as political and economic elites scramble to seize total control over what is currently a free, transparent and equal online environment, citizen activists and other

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Iranian Presidential Hopefuls Launch Campaigns To Replace Ahmadinejad

Most of the main candidates have vowed to shun the current president’s bombast and seek to reduce tensions with the West.

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's presidential race got underway Tuesday as authorities officially opened the registration process for candidates in next month's election that will pick a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and offer a critical test for reformists battered after years of crackdowns. The campaign is also taking shape as open season on

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