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Lawsuit challenges genetically modified alfalfa

Mar 21, 2011
(via Flickr/Sam Beebe-Ecotrust)

A lawsuit filed in California is challenging the federal government's deregulation of alfalfa that is genetically altered to withstand the popular weed killer Roundup.

You say tomato, I say 'Is it safe?'

Jul 1, 2008
A vendor with Silent Oaks Farm at Clayton Farmers Market. 300 pixels. 2008
Jo Seltzer | St. Louis Beacon archive

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: July 1, 2008 - "Every time there's a food scare, it's like a billboard advertising local food," says Andy Ayers, owner emeritus of Riddles Penultimate Cafe and Wine Bar in the U. City Loop.

This summer's tomato scare has left many of us wondering what is the safest way to enjoy the fruits of summer? Where is the best place to buy produce? How does produce get contaminated anyway? Once you've brought those bags of fruits and veggies home, what should you do next?