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Environment

Is corn good for our planet?

Caption: Although Americans love corn, its ubiquity in our diets and agricultural sector isn’t so good for the planet. Credit: Livier Garcia, Pexels. Dear EarthTalk: How did corn become such a dominant crop in the U.S. and what’s the effect on the environment of growing so much of it?— J.S., Washington, DC It’s true that […]

Soybeans
Environment Health and Fitness

Are ‘frankenfoods’ hurting environment

Photo caption: The vast majority of soybeans grown in the U.S. come from genetically modified seeds. Public health and environmental advocates wonder whether these “frankenfoods” are hurting our health and the environment. Credit: Toshiyuki Imai, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: What’s the current thinking on the safety of genetically engineered or modified products with regard to environmental, […]