Proposed organic food labeling standards have some crying foul

Dec 29, 2016
The Agriculture Department proposal may not take effect.
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Paid sick days add up for federal contractors

Dec 27, 2016
The executive order could be short-lived.
President Barack Obama addresses the Greater Boston Labor Council last September. During that month, Obama first signed an executive order that would give the employees of federal contractors paid sick leave.

U.S. seeks to boost its production of seafood

Nov 25, 2016
Americans import about 90 percent of the seafood consumed in the U.S., and about half comes from fish farms or aquaculture. The Obama Administration wants to decrease our reliance on imported seafood with efforts to allow fish farming in some federal waters — which begin 3 miles off states’ shorelines. Farmed fish create pollution with […]
A hamachi sashimi dish.  
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Obama administration eases Cuba restrictions, again

Oct 14, 2016
More rum and cigars for tourists, but the pace is slow for businesses.
A worker puts cigars in boxes at the H.Upman Cigar Factory in Havana, which hosts the world's largest Cuban cigar festival. 

One fossil fuel won't lower its emissions: natural gas

Aug 4, 2015
Natural gas produces only half the carbon-dioxide emissions as coal, but its emissions will grow as it continues to replace coal.