A senior official within the United States Department of Agriculture warned that the European Union’s aversion to genetically modified crops (GMOs) could have dire consequences. Genetically modified crops like corn have been altered to make them resistant to insects or disease and increase production rates for farmers. Scientists have also...

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The United States and Poland reached an $18 billion nuclear energy deal that will reduce Poland’s dependence on Russia.  U.S. officials agreed that American companies will supply Poland with nuclear technology which will allow them to transition away from the natural gas they have been sourcing from Russia. Polish officials said...

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This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. This annual campaign is a call to action for individuals, organizations, state and local officials to bring awareness to lead poisoning prevention and reduce childhood exposure. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates anywhere between 6 to 10 million homes still have water that passes through lead...

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There aren’t many issues on which Joe Biden and Donald Trump agree, but fracking appears to be one of them—at least to a degree. The issue has been a point of contention during the election. So why is fracking such a big issue? Both Biden and Trump’s campaigns have vowed not...

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A string of tragic deaths in South Korea fueled the latest wave of anti-vaccine conspiracies on social media. Five South Koreans died within days of receiving their annual flu shots, according to a report from Reuters. The deaths were unsettling, but Kim Joong-gon, a South Korean public health official, said there...

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A new study in conjunction with Virginia Tech reveals various levels of lead in tap water across the United States. 97 households were tested just outside of New Orleans and 688 others across the country. Nearly 80 percent of homes had at least some levels of lead detected in their...

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The governors of two of the most populous states in the union have cast doubts about the integrity of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for the forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that he would be establishing a commission in California to review each vaccine’s...

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According to a USA Today/Suffolk poll, two-thirds of Americans say they won’t get the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available, and one in four say they don’t ever intend to get it. But a new PSA from the Alliance for Aging Research’s “Our Best Shot” campaign tells us that not only should every American get the coronavirus...

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All people deserve access to clean, safe drinking water. But recently released polling by Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s World Risk Poll revealed that more than 50 percent of surveyed adults in 142 countries and territories believe they will be seriously harmed by consuming their local tap water. This isn’t isolated to the Third World: 20...

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Obviously education is looking different due to COVID-19. While some will continue to learn virtually, just as they ended the previous school year, others will be making the adjustment to in-person learning--with procedures in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Health and safety continue to be at the forefront...

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