We delve into mining in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness nature preserve in northern Minnesota. A spokesperson explains what changing USDA guidelines for “organic” means for farmers and consumers.
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Biden Administration orders 20-year mining ban to protect Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Last month the U.S. Interior Department ordered a 20-year ban on mining upstream of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. The ban could end plans for a copper and nickel mine near Ely, but there are other proposals for mining in the region which remain unaffected.
Stricter standards for organic food labeling
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced stricter guidelines for what foods can be labeled “organic.” A spokesperson from Organic Valley explains what the new standards will mean for both farmers and consumers. And we learn how inflation and government aid is affecting organic producers.
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