| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Citizens and legislators should be proud that Connecticut is the first state to pass a law requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs. Polls consistently show that 90 percent of Americans want GMOs to be...
| Dec 19, 2013
Many Americans would like to know more about what they eat, including whether the food they purchase contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. That desire has sparked ballot initiatives and bitter fights in states across the country. But what a...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Just in time for the holidays comes this welcome news: Moderate drinking may be good for you.
Medical science has known for years that those who drink alcohol in moderation have a reduced risk of death, are healthier and have better heart function...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:12 AM
News filtering out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) several weeks ago brought to mind the fact that we missed the centennial of an important automotive development last year: the 100th anniversary of the electric self-starter. This was...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:18 AM
China has blocked imports of shellfish harvested from the U.S. West Coast over reports of arsenic and toxins found in geoduck clams.
The shellfish are believed to have originated from waters off Washington or Alaska, according to KUOW public radio....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:47 PM
New England, we have a problem. It's not just Connecticut suffering from economic troubles.
Much of the region is falling into long-term economic stagnation. We are losing jobs, income and population — particularly young adults — to other...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:35 PM
The journal Food and Chemical Toxicology is retracting a highly controversial French study it published last year linking genetically modified maize to cancerous tumors in rats.
In a statement released from its Cambridge, Mass., offices on Thursday,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:28 AM
China recently rejected a 60,000-ton shipment of American corn because it included unapproved genetically modified grain, the country’s food-quality watchdog said.
The shipment was halted in the southern port city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong,...
| Dec 1, 2013
We're not exactly sure why two Los Angeles councilmen are proposing a ban on growing genetically engineered crops or selling the seeds in the city. Maybe that's because they don't seem all that clear on the matter themselves.
So far as anyone knows,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The publishing house Elsevier no doubt hoped to put a major embarrassment behind itself Thursday by retracting one of the most controversial papers of recent times. Instead, it has created further contention over peer-review practices in the for-profit...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:06 AM
The gluten-free person in my house (that would be the husband, who thinks beer has no gluten) is a fan of Glutino’s gluten-free pretzels. But he’s also a fan of chips that scoop up salsa or hummus.
Two brands have gotten our attention...