<![CDATA[Third Coast Garden Supply: Latest News]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com Fri, 24 Sep 2010 07:55:55 +0000 <![CDATA[IS FOOD IRRADIATION THE FUTURE? PART II ]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/21/IS-FOOD-IRRADIATION-THE-FUTURE%3F-PART-II--.html Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:23:58 +0000 http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/21/IS-FOOD-IRRADIATION-THE-FUTURE%3F-PART-II--.html 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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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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<![CDATA[IS FOOD IRRADIATION THE FUTURE? ]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/20/IS-FOOD-IRRADIATION-THE-FUTURE%3F--.html Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:22:44 +0000 http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/20/IS-FOOD-IRRADIATION-THE-FUTURE%3F--.html 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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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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<![CDATA[FOOD DYES LINKED TO CANCER, ADHD, ALLERGIES ]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/18/FOOD-DYES-LINKED-TO-CANCER%2C-ADHD%2C-ALLERGIES--.html Thu, 08 Jul 2010 10:55:21 +0000 http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/18/FOOD-DYES-LINKED-TO-CANCER%2C-ADHD%2C-ALLERGIES--.html 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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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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<![CDATA[New research finds some GM corn can cause organ failure ]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/17/New-research-finds-some-GM-corn-can-cause-organ-failure-.html Mon, 07 Jun 2010 11:11:12 +0000 http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/17/New-research-finds-some-GM-corn-can-cause-organ-failure-.html 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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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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<![CDATA[MONSANTO GETS FDA OK FOR NEW SOYBEANS ]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/16/MONSANTO-GETS-FDA-OK-FOR-NEW-SOYBEANS--.html Mon, 07 Jun 2010 10:47:35 +0000 http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/16/MONSANTO-GETS-FDA-OK-FOR-NEW-SOYBEANS--.html 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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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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<![CDATA[HAITIAN FARMERS REJECT MONSANTO DONATION ]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/15/HAITIAN-FARMERS-REJECT-MONSANTO-DONATION--.html Mon, 07 Jun 2010 10:46:30 +0000 http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/15/HAITIAN-FARMERS-REJECT-MONSANTO-DONATION--.html 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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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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<![CDATA[WHITE HOUSE ASKS CHEFS TO PARTNER WITH SCHOOLS]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/14/WHITE-HOUSE-ASKS-CHEFS-TO-PARTNER-WITH-SCHOOLS.html Mon, 07 Jun 2010 10:45:33 +0000 http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/14/WHITE-HOUSE-ASKS-CHEFS-TO-PARTNER-WITH-SCHOOLS.html "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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"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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<![CDATA[LOCAL FOODS WEEK UNDERWAY IN MICHIGAN]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/13/LOCAL-FOODS-WEEK-UNDERWAY-IN-MICHIGAN.html Wed, 19 May 2010 10:34:00 +0000 http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/13/LOCAL-FOODS-WEEK-UNDERWAY-IN-MICHIGAN.html 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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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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<![CDATA[STUDY LINKS ADHD AND PRODUCE PESTICIDES ]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/12/STUDY-LINKS-ADHD-AND-PRODUCE-PESTICIDES--.html Tue, 18 May 2010 10:52:53 +0000 http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/12/STUDY-LINKS-ADHD-AND-PRODUCE-PESTICIDES--.html 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 »]]> 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 »]]> <![CDATA['Super Weeds' Concern for Farmers]]> http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/11/%27Super-Weeds%27-Concern-for-Farmers.html Mon, 10 May 2010 10:54:31 +0000 http://www.thirdcoastgardensupply.com/news/11/%27Super-Weeds%27-Concern-for-Farmers.html 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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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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