The Orion

‘Organic’ labeling isn’t what it seems

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Veronica De La Cruz

September 21, 2014

If eating quality food means spending $250 every two weeks on groceries, then I'm all for it. Despite the fact that I may not have a ton of extra spending money, I always make it a priority to buy organic produce, and I think others should do the same. After participating in a live Twitter...

Genetically altered crops may hurt pigs

Howard Vlieger, co author and primary coordinator of a first-of-its-kind study on GMO's talks about the effect that they have on plants and animals.Photo credit: Thomas Martinez

Yessenia Funes

February 1, 2014

Pigs that are fed genetically altered crops may suffer from severe stomach inflammation at a rate of 2.6 times more than pigs that aren't, according to the research of one Iowan farmer. Howard Vlieger, who has studied genetically modified crops for over 20 years, presented his research at the Chico Grange off of Nord Avenue Thursday night. A Pig's st...

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