|'Safety Assessments of GMOs Are Non-Existent'|
Organic Consumers - 9/22/2015. By Vishwanath Kulkarni, The Hindu Business Line - US-based systems biologist Shiva Ayyadurai created a controversy recently by claiming that his studies had found that genetically modified soya bean plants had less capacity to get rid of toxins such as formaldehyde compared to non-GM counterparts.
|Meals On The Bus – Mobile Market Brings Produce to Lewiston-Auburn, Bath |
Maine Public Broadcasting - 9/22/2015. By Patty Wright - A mobile food bus will now motor through the streets of Lewiston, Auburn and Bath to provide residents more opportunity to buy fresh produce. At a kick-off ceremony in Auburn on Tuesday, Craig LaPine of Cultivating Community said the food bus is an important step toward improving the community's health.
|The Heavy Price Tag of GMO Contamination|
Food & Water Watch - 9/22/2015. By Genna Reed - [The USDA survey of organic farmers, conducted earlier this year] makes it very clear that GMO crops are putting an unfair burden on organic farms across the country. GMO crops can contaminate non-GMO and organic crops through cross-pollination on the field or through seed or grain mixing post-harvest.
|Herbicide scrutiny mounts as resistant weeds spread in U.S.|
Reuters - 9/22/2015. By Carey Gillam - Concerns about the world's most popular herbicide continue to mount, as U.S. agricultural experts note spreading weed resistance to glyphosate. In the latest account of glyphosate-resistant weeds, U.S. weed scientist Dallas Peterson said this week that resistance is increasing rapidly in the key farming state of Kansas. The trend is a worrisome sign as weed resistance spreads from the southern U.S. into the Midwest and Plains farming states, he said.