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TAG: Pew Research Center

Government Affairs: GMOs in the managed landscape

March 5, 2015By

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have become controversial over the past couple of years as the science used to manipulate the genetic code of both plants and animals has become more sophisticated. While much of the controversy over genetic engineering (GE) has revolved around food crops, recent announcements of two nonfood GMOs—a strain of Kentucky bluegrass developed by Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.... read more

PLANET/LM immigration survey shows support for citizenship “road map”

March 18, 2014By

With some signs in Congress that immigration reform may happen this year, Landscape Management and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) partnered on an immigration sentiments survey among members of the landscape and lawn care industry. The survey was fielded online in February and March, garnering 536 responses with a +/-5 percent margin of error and a 95 percent confidence interval.... read more

Recommended reading

February 10, 2014By

The Pew Research Center reported last month that nearly a quarter (23 percent) of American adults had not read a single book in the past year (that includes e-books and audiobooks). This number has nearly tripled since 1978, when Gallup reported only 8 percent of the population was non-book-readers. That figure hovered between 13 percent and 18 percent between 1990... read more

Closing the gap

November 6, 2013By

The U.S. military discharges about a quarter million service members annually and about 10 percent of post-9/11 veterans are unemployed. Those figures—and the landscape industry’s dire labor needs—make it encouraging to see, as laid out in this month’s cover story, at least a few landscape firms are recruiting skilled leaders from the armed forces. Because the number of service members... read more

Pew survey: Most Americans say immigrants should stay

April 1, 2013By

A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that seven-in-ten Americans (71 percent) say there should be a way for illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. if they meet certain requirements, while 27 percent say they should not be allowed to stay legally. There are approximately 11 million illegal immigrants in the country. President Obama recently said he’s... read more