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Return to horse slaughterhouses?

Paul Dieterlen is the unusual veterinarian who doesnâ??t have a pet. But Dieterlen, who retired recently from
overseeing the meat-inspection division within the State Board of Animal Health, says that if he had one,
it would be a horse.

So it…

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Integrity of organic foods

The organic food industry is in an uproar over concerns that organic fertilizer may have been spiked with
synthetic versions.

Last month, FBI and federal agriculture officials searched a California organic fertilizer factory, but wouldnâ??t
disclose their motive. The…

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Farm and suburban polluters

Drive through areas hit by the deluge of rain in the past few days and youâ??ll see mind-boggling soil
erosion.

At the base of myriad fields lie deltas of sediment washed downhill from elsewhere in their respective watersheds.
Not only was…

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