Unauthorized GM crops face intensified oversight

5.0 01 China will further step up the supervision of genetically modified food technologies to prevent commercial cultivation of unauthorized varieties, a senior rural affairs official said. The call follows several suspected cases of farmers illegally growing genetically modified crops in the country. “We need to work to prevent unauthorized varieties from entering markets illegally, starting from the very beginning […]

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Heavy drinking and binge drinking rise sharply in US counties

5.0 01 As rates of any drinking remained largely unchanged, binge drinking and heavy drinking have increased at the county level, influenced mainly by higher rates of drinking among women SEATTLE – Today, Americans are more likely to be heavy drinkers and binge drinkers than in recent years due in large part to rising rates of drinking among women, according […]

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Fracking Causes Earthquakes in Oklahoma

Fracking Causes Earthquakes in Oklahoma

0.0 00 A study has found that fracking has been causing earthquakes in Oklahoma for several years.  Scientists believe that pumping water with high pressure is causing seismic activity while they are extracting oil and natural gas.  They have found that in the town of Jones, Oklahoma they have experienced over 2500 quakes in the last five years.  The study […]

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