|Genomic Atlas of Gene Switches in Plants Provides Roadmap for Crop Research|
Science Daily - 6/30/2013.What allows certain plants to survive freezing and thrive in the Canadian climate, while others are sensitive to the slightest drop in temperature? Those that flourish activate specific genes at just the right time - but the way gene activation is controlled remains poorly understood.
|GMOs in Italian Artisan Foods: Traditions Impacted by Biotech?|
Epoch Times - 6/30/2013. By Tara MacIsaac - Parmesan cheese and other beloved Italian food exports give the issue of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in Italy international breadth. Though GM crops are banned from Italian fields, much of the country’s livestock is fed with GM soy imported from Brazil and Argentina.
|Maine Gardener: It's not too late to plant some vegetables|
Portland Press Herald - 6/30/2013. By Tom Atwell - It is time to plant some vegetables. While I have written many times that you should plant your cold-weather crops on Patriots Day weekend (peas, greens, carrots and beets, among others) and your warm-weather crops on Memorial Day weekend (tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, beans and more), that does not mean your job is done.
|Nitrate spike tests Des Moines water supplies|
The Des Moines Register - 6/30/2013. The record surge in nitrates in Des Moines’ water supply is a surprisingly long-lasting health threat that already has cost $500,000 in higher treatment costs and likely will lead to increased rates next year, according to Des Moines Water Works.