The By-Products of GMO

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Back in the mid-1980s, in an attempt to make grains hardier and more resistant to the pesticides used to destroy weeds and other pests, scientists undertook the task of genetically modifying the grain seed. Using genetic engineering techniques, these seeds had specific changes introduced into their DNA and became what is commonly referred to today… Read more »

Hurricane Isaac

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As Hurricane Isaac pummeled the Gulf Coast last month, many people’s thoughts were not only turned to the plight of those who stood to lose house and home, but also to revisiting the massive devastation caused seven years early by Hurricane Katrina.

A Return to the Dust Bowl?

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As the current U.S. drought refuses to release its stranglehold, more news articles are  making comparisons to the great droughts that fueled the dust bowl years. As journalists file these reports with more frequency, one cannot help but wonder if we truly are on a path that will return us to the dust bowl.

The Recent U.S. Drought and the Food Supply

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Almost anywhere you go this summer, the heat is brutal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently stated this month that the last twelve months (July 2011 to June 2012) were the warmest on record for the contiguous United States. In fact, with the exception of Washington, every single state in the contiguous United… Read more »

Health Implications of GMOs

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Did you know that since 1996, Americans have been eating genetically modified ingredients in processed foods and that roughly 60 to 70 percent of the food products sitting in grocery stores are genetically modified?

Emergency Food Preparedness

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Recently, many of Utah’s and Colorado’s residents have been facing the very real threat of losing their homes to wildfires. The dry conditions coupled with steady winds have burned numerous acres and caused a lot of worry and heartache. A number of these wildfires have ventured into vacation and residential areas necessitating emergency evacuations.