New Brooklyn hydroponic greenhouse? Don’t fuggedaboutit!

When you think about food at a bowling alley, you might think of pizza and fries, not freshly grown lettuce and herbs. But according to Wired.com, a group called Gotham Greens has transformed the roof of an abandoned bowling alley in Brooklyn into a thriving, 15,000 square-foot greenhouse.

By |2013-07-29T17:22:14+00:00July 19th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on New Brooklyn hydroponic greenhouse? Don’t fuggedaboutit!

USDA shirking its responsibility to inspect organic food!

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits synthetic nitrogen fertilizer in organic production and encourages natural compost. But it does not test for un-composted feces. At least 140 people across eight states have now fallen ill after consuming hepatitis-A-infected certified-organic frozen berries and pomegranate seeds; 61 were still in hospitals in mid-July.

By |2013-07-18T15:58:04+00:00July 17th, 2013|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on USDA shirking its responsibility to inspect organic food!

Why should “organic” mean “untested”?

Organic farmers in many developing countries – such as Turkey, the apparent origin of this outbreak – still use raw human sewage to fertilize crops! In many people’s opinion, that practice qualifies as “organic” – whereas using safe modern fertilizers and insecticides does not! Even worse, feces contamination cannot be washed off. It’s embedded in the plant.

By |2013-07-17T12:43:10+00:00July 8th, 2013|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Why should “organic” mean “untested”?

How safe is your organic food?

How safe are organic foods, especially when compared to conventionally grown varieties? Not as safe as many assume. A recall has just been announced for certified organic berries sold at Costco. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 106 people in eight states have contracted hepatitis A, a debilitating disease that can last for weeks or months, and even be deadly, after eating Townsend Farms frozen berries bought at the box store retailer.

By |2013-07-09T12:27:56+00:00June 19th, 2013|CFACT Insights, Reports|3 Comments

Anti GM-foods leader offers stunning apology

Opposition to genetically modified food has been a top issue for environmental activists, and has led to bans and other official anti-GMO policies in Europe and Asia. But now, in a stunning turnaround, Mark Lynas, the British activist who helped spur the anti-GMO movement worldwide, says he got it all wrong.

By |2013-02-20T14:36:57+00:00February 14th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Anti GM-foods leader offers stunning apology

Novel fish farm reels in eco-benefits

To feed a growing world population, our ability to maximize fish yields has become a very important priority. But with environmental concerns being raised about depleted ocean stocks, and health alarms scaring others away from eating farmed fish, this matter has become a slippery one to solve.

By |2013-02-06T16:22:40+00:00December 25th, 2012|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Novel fish farm reels in eco-benefits

Canada crushes anti-plastic bottle hype

For years, charges have been made that a common chemical found in plastics, known as BPA, is responsible for birth defects, obesity and even cancer. And while activists have been successful getting their message into the media, they’ve been less successful in getting it validated by peer-reviewed science.

By |2012-11-29T18:37:59+00:00October 31st, 2012|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Canada crushes anti-plastic bottle hype
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