President Bush's appointee, Justice Samuel Alito, declares that corporations have a right to discriminate based on religious beliefs.
Given its fragile and unusually rich ecology, the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i seems ill-suited as a site for agricultural experiments that use heavy amounts of toxic chemicals. But four transnational corporations -- Syngenta, BASF Plant Science, DuPont Pioneer, and Dow AgroSciences -- have been doing just those kinds of experiments here for about two decades, extensively spraying pesticides on their GMO test fields. As a result, the landscape on the southwest corner of the island has become one of the most toxic chemical environments in all of American agriculture.
The island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i, has become Ground Zero in the intense political battle over genetically modified (GMO) crops in the United States. But the fight isn't just about the concerns over GMO technology. It's also about chemical pesticides.
Is Walmart's promise to sell cheap organic products a sign of progress or the end of organic?
President Barack Obama’s administration has done something no other has done: introduced federal rules limiting carbon emissions from the nation’s existing power plants.
The Supreme Court just refused to hear an appeal by James Risen, The New York Times reporter who has asserted his reporter’s privilege not to testify about a source.
The book told of a bungled CIA attempt to set back Iran’s nuclear program in 2000. The CIA’s tactic might have actually aided Iranian nuclear development.
California is a trendsetter. Food, fashion, music, film. Usually, that’s a good thing. But not always.