<![CDATA[Third Coast Garden Supply: Latest News]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com 2010-09-24T07:55:44Z 2010-07-13T11:23:58Z 2010-07-13T11:23:58Z http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/21/IS-FOOD-IRRADIATION-THE-FUTURE%3F-PART-II--.html <![CDATA[IS FOOD IRRADIATION THE FUTURE? PART II ]]> Part II in a two-part series on food irradiation.  On foodborne illness outbreaks caused by ground beef, fresh leafy greens, and spices--all foods that could arguably be made safer through irradiation--and the future of the technology and its impact on... Read more »

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2010-07-13T11:22:44Z 2010-07-13T11:22:44Z http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/20/IS-FOOD-IRRADIATION-THE-FUTURE%3F--.html <![CDATA[IS FOOD IRRADIATION THE FUTURE? ]]> Part I in a two-part series on food irradiation, with a focus on the science behind the technology.With summer underway, barbeque season is in full swing. For some, that means a fresh salad, for others it means grilled chicken, and... Read more »

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2010-07-08T10:55:21Z 2010-07-08T10:55:21Z http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/18/FOOD-DYES-LINKED-TO-CANCER%2C-ADHD%2C-ALLERGIES--.html <![CDATA[FOOD DYES LINKED TO CANCER, ADHD, ALLERGIES ]]> These days it's ordinary to cool off with a magenta popsicle or quench thirst with a neon green sports drink. Vibrantly colored foods have become the norm, but studies show that popular food dyes carry profound risks. The Center for... Read more »

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2010-06-07T11:11:12Z 2010-06-07T11:11:12Z http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/17/New-research-finds-some-GM-corn-can-cause-organ-failure-.html <![CDATA[New research finds some GM corn can cause organ failure ]]> A study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences asserts three tested varieties of Monsanto's genetically modified corn can cause organ failure, calling for further research. 

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2010-06-07T10:47:35Z 2010-06-07T10:47:35Z http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/16/MONSANTO-GETS-FDA-OK-FOR-NEW-SOYBEANS--.html <![CDATA[MONSANTO GETS FDA OK FOR NEW SOYBEANS ]]> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent Monsanto a letter of no objection, indicating that the company's new product--nutritionally improved Vistive Gold soybeans--is generally recognized as safe (GRAS).Vistive Gold soybeans contain an oil that can be used to... Read more »

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2010-06-07T10:46:30Z 2010-06-07T10:46:30Z http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/15/HAITIAN-FARMERS-REJECT-MONSANTO-DONATION--.html <![CDATA[HAITIAN FARMERS REJECT MONSANTO DONATION ]]> The Peasant Movement of Papay, a group of Haitian farmers, has committed to burning 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds donated by Monsanto in the wake of the devastating earthquake earlier this year.Peasant Movement of Papay leader... Read more »

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2010-06-07T10:45:33Z 2010-06-07T10:45:33Z http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/14/WHITE-HOUSE-ASKS-CHEFS-TO-PARTNER-WITH-SCHOOLS.html <![CDATA[WHITE HOUSE ASKS CHEFS TO PARTNER WITH SCHOOLS]]> "I think it's safe to say there have never been this many chefs on the South Lawn," announced Sam Kass, assistant White House chef, to a sea of chefs dressed in their whites. "What an amazing day." Over 500...Read more »

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2010-05-19T10:34:00Z 2010-05-19T10:34:00Z http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/13/LOCAL-FOODS-WEEK-UNDERWAY-IN-MICHIGAN.html <![CDATA[LOCAL FOODS WEEK UNDERWAY IN MICHIGAN]]> The Governor of Michigan, Jennifer M. Granholm, proclaimed this week "Local Foods Week" to encourage schools, restaurants, hospitals, and other institutions to look for and use foods grown and produced in Michigan on their menu offerings, helping to create new... Read more »

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2010-05-18T10:52:53Z 2010-05-18T10:52:53Z http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/12/STUDY-LINKS-ADHD-AND-PRODUCE-PESTICIDES--.html <![CDATA[STUDY LINKS ADHD AND PRODUCE PESTICIDES ]]> A new study suggests that exposure to high levels of organophosphate pesticides, which are commonly used on fruits and vegetables, can lead to a higher rate of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study, published yesterday in Pediatrics journal,... Read more »]]> false 2010-05-10T10:54:31Z 2010-05-10T10:54:31Z http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/11/%27Super-Weeds%27-Concern-for-Farmers.html <![CDATA['Super Weeds' Concern for Farmers]]> The widespread use of the Roundup weed killer by American Farmers has led to the rapid growth of new super weeds. This is forcing farmers to spray the fields with more toxic herbicides. 

Eddie Anderson, a farmer from Tennessee who has used environmentally friendly farming practices recently told the New York Times, "We're back to where we were 20 years ago."  Anderson will plow one-third of his 3,000 acres of soybean fields this spring, which is more than he has in years.

Farm experts worry Roundup resistance and the resulting changes in farming practices--including increased tilling and herbicide use--will lead to higher food prices, less crop production, higher costs for farms, and more erosion and pollution. 

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