Gas prices are on the rise, with dire predictions that Chicagoans could soon pay $4 or more per gallon. According to the American Auto Association, the average cost per gallon in Illinois is $3.62. In 2010, it was under $3 a gallon. That price can make owning a car an impractical option for many.
Just over a month ago, the Department of Agriculture announced that it will allow American farmers to plant genetically engineered alfalfa, which is widely used as feed for dairy cows and horses.Organic food producers opposed the USDA's decision — some more fiercely than others.
Ice cream containing mothers' breast milk has been confiscated from a London shop that caused a stir — and some long lines — when it introduced the product last week. Westminster Council officials say the flavor, dubbed Baby Gaga, must undergo testing to ensure it doesn't pose a health threat."