|Food crises to become more common as climate changes|
Christian Science Monitor - 8/17/2015. By Henry Gass - The kind of food crises that helped spark the Arab Spring will occur every 30 years instead of every century thanks to climate change and population increases, according to a new report.
|Luckiest Farmers in Maine|
Country Folks - 8/17/2015. By Troy Bishopp - “We’re the luckiest farmers in Maine,” said pasture aficionado, Joe Grady of Two Coves Farm. The historic seaside community of Harpswell, steeped in lobstering tradition and providing scenic vistas for vacationers, seem to be the lucky ones as they balance out their seafood diets with local, pasture raised and garden delicacies.
|Glyphosate herbicides are toxic below regulatory safety limits|
GM Watch - 8/17/2015. A new review of the scientific literature shows that glyphosate herbicides may be toxic below regulatory safety limits. Dr Robin Mesnage and co-authors examined a number of different types of toxic effects to arrive at their conclusions, including liver and kidney toxicity, neurotoxicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, and teratogenicity (ability to cause birth defects).