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Understanding the Roots of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

What is the actual history behind the conflict in Ukraine, and what has been the role of America and the West in fostering it?

Does the Church support genetically modified crops?

It appears the jury is still out as to whether the Church has taken -- or will take -- a stand on genetically modified (GM) crops. At first it seemed the Vatican was for it. According to The Independent, a leaked document from a group of 40 scientists who are linked to the Pontifical Academy [...]

GM seed and Roundup not all they’re cracked up to be

The Christian Science Monitor carried a short piece on Monday about the growing number of farmers choosing to shun genetically modified (GM) crops. The reasons vary, but cost is a big one. According to the article, the price of corn seed rose 32 percent last year, and soybean seed went up 24 percent. The high [...]

Genetically modified foods may not be so safe after all…

So much for genetically modified (GM) foods being 'absolutely safe.' The Huffington Post reports that a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences shows that GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats. The study looked at three varieties of big agribusiness Monsanto's GM corn -- all three were approved for human [...]