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France: Meat-free school lunches in Lyon spark controversy

Lyon is one of France's culinary hubs. It's known throughout the country for its bouchons, or traditional restaurants, serving high-end hearty fare. But now Mayor Gregory Doucet has decided th...

Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illega...

Cyprus activists: Hunters' lead pellets threaten flamingos

Larnaca, CYPRUS (AP) — Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network amid concerns that migrating flamingos could potentially swallow...

French Caribbean fights to keep pesticide case alive

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Agricultural workers who have long sought compensation for contamination from a pesticide banned in France but used in the country's Caribbean islands of Martinique and Gu...

Congressional report finds toxic metals in baby food brands

A congressional investigation has found levels of arsenic, lead and other toxic metals that can harm brain development in many popular baby foods, including organic brands. In a repo...

Taiwan finds norovirus, hepatitis A in oysters imported from Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found the norovirus in 255 kilograms of oysters from Vietnam and hepatitis A in a separate 270 kg batch of raw oysters imported from...

As Biden seeks a turn on environment, Trump rules to linger

Longtime safeguards for U.S. bird populations took a hit under former President Donald Trump, whose administration made it harder to prosecute industry-caused deaths — such as the 2019 destruction of ...

EPA finds toxic chemicals leached into common pesticide

BOSTON (AP) — Toxins leached from packaging into a pesticide commonly used on mosquitoes, the Environmental Protection Agency has found, but the risks to human health are unclear. Te...

Taiwan bars shipment of tea, coffee beans due to high pesticide levels

Several imported food items, including tea and coffee beans, were blocked at Taiwan's borders recently after they were found to contain excessive residues of pesticide and other contaminants, the ...

Mexico proposes phasing out Roundup pesticide by 2024

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Agriculture Department has proposed rules for phasing out the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup, by early 2024. The rules w...

Migrant farm workers allege pesticide exposure in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — More than two dozen migrant workers from Texas allege they were sprayed with toxic pesticides while working in Illinois cornfields, according to a federal lawsuit. Th...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 3, the 338th day of 2020. There are 28 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 3, ...

Taiwan farmers find new way to eliminate destructive pest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Thursday (Nov. 26) that Taiwanese farmers have figured out an effective way to get rid of white spotted longhorn beetles without pest...

Taiwan, Vatican advance ties with biotech farm in Rome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan aims to boost ties with its only European ally, the Vatican, by constructing a biotech model farm in Rome. Three Taiwanese engineers tasked with implementing the...

Today in History

Today is Friday, Nov. 20, the 325th day of 2020. There are 41 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 2000, lawyers for Al Gore and Georg...