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Fact Sheets Count: 25
August 31, 2012
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Most Americans Want Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods

When it comes to labeling genetically engineered (GE) foods, the United States lags behind nearly 50 developed nations, including all European Union member states, Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The European Union requires all food, animal feeds and processed products with biotech content to bear GE labels.

July 27, 2012
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Fishing for a Way Out Iceland’s Struggle to Dismantle Its Privatized Fishery System

The United States and the European Union are moving toward privatizing their fisheries management systems through catch shares, while Iceland, with one of the world’s oldest and most comprehensive catch share programs, is struggling to find a way to dismantle its program. Why? The answer is that catch shares have failed Iceland’s fisheries and the nation as a whole.

September 30, 2011
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Who’s Benefitting from Factory Farm Fishing

Offshore aquaculture is factory fish farming of the sea, growing fish in huge, often over-crowded cages out in ocean waters. It can be problematic for both
the environment and the economy. The waste – fecal matter, uneaten food, and any chemicals or drugs used in the operation – flows directly into the ocean, and the result could be long-term damage to the seafloor. Despite its negative impacts, the following groups push for, or would profit from, factory fish farming in the United States and Europe.

December 7, 2009
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Climate Change: It’s What’s for Dinner

We all know that driving a gas-guzzling SUV contributes to climate change,but did you know that what you put on your plate could too? Here’s how your food choices affect climate change and what you, as a consumer, can do about it.

July 2, 2008
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rBGH: Anything but Green

One of the many factors contributing to factory-scale dairy operations is recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH or also sometimes called rBST), an artificial growth hormone developed by Monsanto to increase dairy cows milk output. Industrial agriculture proponents proclaim that farming on a large scale, and using technology such as rBGH, is better for the environment. That’s just plain wrong.

September 10, 2007
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rBGH: What the Research Shows

The Food and Drug Administration has dismissed evidence of health risks for both humans and cows in order to approve the use of rBGH. This fact sheet provides a sampling of research that raises serious concerns about the safety of rBGH/rBST