|Non-GM blight-resistant potatoes performing well|
GM Watch - 4/22/2016. Farming Online - An Innovative Farmers field lab tested heritage varieties of potato and found that all varieties, including newer breeds, performed well for yield and blight resistance. A taste test also found that all tasted good when cooked as chips and mash.
|GM maize in Spain could spread uncontrollably|
GM Watch - 4/22/2016. In an open letter to the EU Commission, several Spanish, British and German organisations are urging that effective measures be taken to prevent genetically engineered maize from spreading into the environment. As evidenced by the organisations, the ancestor of cultivated maize, teosinte, is widely invading agricultural landscapes in several regions of Spain where, in some cases, the genetically engineered maize MON810 is also cultivated which is producing an insecticidal protein.
Orion - 4/21/2016. By Kristin Ohlson - What if unsustainable farming practices are also bad for a farmer’s bottom line? It’s the question Rick Haney loves to raise during training sessions convened by the NRCS (today’s iteration of the Soil Conservation Service) as part of a soil health campaign.