Last week three Congressmen and a chef reintroduced a house bill urging the federal government to label food made with genetically engineered ingredients. State initiatives to label these foods have gained steam in recent years, passing or narrowly failing in several states already. Illinois also has a pending bill. We ask, should Americans know if their food contains genetically engineered ingredients? Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo and Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio weigh in. Also, a look at the solar power industry in Illinois.
Violence continues to disrupt life in Nigeria, and, as elections draw near, questions arise about the political stability of the country. Richard Joseph from Northwestern University talks to us about the conflict. Also, we feature Rafa Kotcherha creator of Wapapura, a mobile recording studio that runs on solar power.
We learn about a prison escape and new attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Journalist and author Alfredo Corchado joins us to assess Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's strategy to combat drugs. Kate Sackman and Dick Co highlight the practicality of solar power.
Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance is back to tell us how technology advances and subsidies can make solar energy a reality in our homes. Also joining Kate for today's EcoMyths segment is Dick Co, managing director of the Solar Fuels Institute and an environmental chemistry professor at Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center.
The spectacular failure of the solar company Solyndra has focused attention on the struggle of America's renewable energy industry to compete in a global marketplace.But there may be a bright spot in Arizona, where manufacturer First Solar makes those iconic solar panels more cheaply than anyone els
One of the scoops of the day, from The Washington Post: "The Obama White House tried to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion-dollar loan to the solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra so Vice President Biden could announce the approval at a September 2009 groundbrea