• Policy and Government
  • More Countries Warm Up to Clean Tech

    By Kayla Matthews Clean technology has become a blanket term to describe various efforts to embrace renewable energy, biofuels, the development of eco-friendly consumer products, “green” buildings, sustainable agriculture and earth-friendly transport. And many countries are ramping up their efforts, having realized that clean tech is the future. Canada and China join forces Although Canada’s […]

  • Policy and Government
  • Think the DARK Act Was Defeated? Not So Fast

    If you’ve been following the debate over labeling standards for genetically modified organisms (GMO) in foods, you’ve probably heard the latest: The so-called DARK Act (deny Americans the right to know) was defeated in the Senate last week. It’s done. Dead. Finally gone. Well, sort of. Actually … No, it isn’t. The supposed demise of the Senate […]

  • Policy and Government
  • Annual Farm Subsidies to Reach 10-Year High

    Nope, your farmers market veggies are not subsidized. It is never easy to be a farmer, with constant threats ranging from bad weather to pests to volatile commodity prices. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has long operated a crop-subsidy program in order to protect farmers from such externalities. But these subsidies do not go […]