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Lawsuit blames insecticide for farm worker’s death
The family of a deceased farm worker has filed a lawsuit blaming his terminal lung cancer on the pesticide aldicarb, which is produced by Bayer Cropscience.

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Egg industry struggles to recover from bird flu
Egg industry struggles to recover from bird flu
Egg prices continue to rise as industry tries to recover from bird flu epidemic.
Mid-year cattle inventory confirms expansion
USDA's July 1 cattle inventory report verifies beef herd expansion with increases in beef cow and heifer repplacement numbers.
Scientists and the public far apart on safety of GMO food
Scientists and the public far apart on safety of GMO food
Scientists and the public are far apart in their beliefs when it comes to assessing the safety of genetically modified crops.
GMO label debate a ‘wicked’ problem
GMO label debate a ‘wicked’ problem
Science is bypassed in the emotional debate over labeling products containing genetically modified organisms, an Iowa State University sociologist says.
Life sentence urged in peanut salmonella case
The "unprecedented' potential life sentence for former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was disclosed by prosecutors in a court filing.
Vermont governor says ‘people’ want GMO labeling
Gov. Peter Shumlin says efforts by the food industry to keep people from knowing what’s in their food only makes them more determined to demand the information.
It’s unclear whether Obama would sign GMO label bill
The legislation, which passed 275-150, would prevent states from requiring package labels to indicate the presence of genetically modified organisms.
House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling
The country’s largest food companies say genetically modified foods are safe and that labels would be misleading.
Ag questions new Clean Water Act rule
Ag questions new Clean Water Act rule
EPA and Arny Corps of Engineers are meeting with major pushback on the final rule they say is intended to clarify waters protected under the Clean Water Act.
No relief in sight for parched West
No relief in sight for parched West
The West is experiencing low stream flows but the summer dry season is far from over, so drought conditions are expected to become more severe.