Dear MOTHER: October/November 2012

Reader letters about energy efficient cars, genetically modified foods, putting food by, pioneering in passive solar, mosquito repellent plants and more.

Glyphosate, Roundup's active ingredient, has been linked to birth defects in birds and amphibians, as well as to cancer, endocrine disruption, damage to DNA, and reproductive and developmental damage in mammals. Roundup-Ready crops are genetically modified to withstand drenching with this weedkiller. 
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