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Study on cleanup efforts: Lead levels in blood decreasing in Butte

Study on cleanup efforts: Lead levels in blood decreasing in Butte

BUTTE — An unprecedented health study shows Butte’s Superfund cleanup efforts are proving successful and children are being exposed to lower levels of dangerous lead.

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Region's farmers not confident in GMO safeguards

Region's farmers not confident in GMO safeguards

Farmers in Montana and North Dakota say neither the government nor agri-giant Monsanto have done enough to safeguard wheat fields from genetically modified crop contamination.

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Protesters rally against genetically modified foods

Protesters rally against genetically modified foods

Opposition to genetically modified food is coming to a boil nationally and will culminate locally in a Billings protest Saturday.

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Food fight brewing over genetically modified ingredients

Food fight brewing over genetically modified ingredients

A new bill requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients is dividing Montana farmers and consumers.

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Guest opinion: FDA must heed consumers and require labeling of GMO-laced foods

FINLAND, Minn. — Recent national surveys by the Mellman Group and MSNBC, as well as polls conducted over the past two decades, indicate that 90 percent of U.S. consumers want to know whether or not the foods they eat and feed to their families have been genetically engineered.

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EPA board taps UW director

EPA board taps UW director

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming professor will soon be playing a key role in ensuring that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policies and regulations are based on sound science and the latest research.

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