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Monsanto Facing More Cancer Lawsuits

Monsanto Facing More Cancer Lawsuits

Monsanto has been targeted in a potential class-action lawsuit over the damage one of its plants did to a West Virginia town between 1949 and 2004. The company is accused of releasing the cancer-causing chemical dioxin into the atmosphere at levels that exceed EPA standards by a factor of more than 500.

October 22, 2007

Lawn Mowers: Is the Grass Always Greener?

Lawn Mowers: Is the Grass Always Greener?

A homeowner can take great pride in the sight of a rich green lawn. And a barefoot walk on soft cool grass on a summer day or the smell of a freshly cut lawn. Nothing like it. But have we misplaced our devotion to a well manicured lawn? With over 35 million lawn mowers in use in the United States--each own spewing as much pollution as 11 cars-- lawn care has a tremendous impact on the environment. Maybe it's time to ditch the gas-powered mower, and return to the simplicity of the manual-reel pollution-free mower.

September 19, 2007

The Value of Weeds

The Value of Weeds

A beautiful lawn is the setting for the American dream. Thanks to modern chemistry, it's easier and cheaper than ever to obtain the picture-perfect grassy green setting for your humble abode.  But what are the consequences?

September 7, 2007

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