Crazy Dead Fish Photos: Hundreds of thousands of dead fish blanketed the bayou in southern Louisiana, prompting people to wonder if the oil spill was to blame. Investigations are under way, but local authorities say this stuff used to happen even before the spill. Seriously? READ MORE
Just in Time for Halloween: Frankenfish: The FDA will decide if it will approve genetically altered salmon in a few weeks. The fish are said to grow twice as fast as a regular farmed Atlantic salmon. Biologists are worried about what could happen if the altered fish get into the wild and breed with non-altered fish. READ MORE
More Reason to Be Smug About Eating Organic: A study comparing fields of conventional and organic strawberries over two seasons found that organic berries had "about 10 percent more antioxidants, ascorbic acid and phenolic compounds" than the conventional ones, and that the organic field had better soil health.
Next Up, Apocalypse?: News surfaced in the UK that meat from the offspring of cloned cows ended up in the food supply last year. Food products from cloned animals are supposed to "pass a safety evaluation and gain authorization before they are marketed in Europe." Additionally, genetically modified canola was spotted growing wild along roadsides in North Dakota, an "unprecedented" escape into the wild of GMOs. READ MORE