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Monsanto develops "Genetically Modified Pig"

A Greenpeace researcher who monitors patent applications, Christoph Then, uncovered the fact that Monsanto is seeking patents not only on methods of breeding, but on actual breeding herds of pigs as well as the offspring that result.

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Curbing the shopping-bag avalanche

In Canada, 10 to 15 billion bags are used annually, or about one bag per day for every Canadian man, woman, and child. While plastic grocery bags are more environmentally friendly than paper bags, they should be reused or recycled to reduce waste.

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WTO ruling: GE chess game ends in stalemate

The US, with support from Canada and Argentina, wanted the EU to accept its genetically engineered (GE) produce. The EU responded to its citizens' wishs and opted for a more precautionary approach to GE food.

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Vegan diet healthier for people and planet

The food that people eat is just as important as what kind of cars they drive when it comes to creating the greenhouse-gas emissions that many scientists have linked to global warming, according to a report accepted for publication in the journal Earth Interactions.

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The price of cheap chicken

The industrial farming methods that make ever-cheaper chicken possible may also have created the lethal strain of bird flu virus, H5N1, that threatens to set off a global pandemic.

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