Green News For The Weekend Volume 250

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A weekly roundup of important green news stories from around the web…

This November, California voters may be able to decide if they are rightfully entitled to full disclosure on supermarket foods containing any genetically engineered (or modified) ingredients, and that these foods need to be appropriately labeled and identified. It’s estimated that 75 percent of the processed foods on supermarket shelves in the U.S. contain genetically engineered ingredients.

ExxonMobil was fined £2.8 million ($4.4 million) after failing to report carbon emissions from a Scottish chemical plant, it has emerged.

When Mexico City’s government shut down the giant Bordo Poniente landfill last December, officials announced that they had a full-blown plan for the site. The city aims to capture the methane gas produced by the landfill to fuel a power plant that could supply electricity to as many as 35,000 homes.

While organic farms are great, new research finds that farms that aim for high food production using environmentally-friendly practices could be better for the environment than both organic and conventional farms.

“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.” – Ralph Nader

Have a great weekend.

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