|With Zika Virus, Widespread Pesticide Spraying Not the Long-Term Solution, says Entomologist|
Beyond Pesticides - 2/3/2016. Speaking to The Guardian, a leading Kenyan entomologist warns that spraying pesticides will fail to deal with the Zika virus. Just recently the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus a public health emergency over growing concerns that the virus is linked with microcephaly. Aerial and ground applications of pesticides have long been used for mosquito control, but many believe that these methods fail to sufficiently control mosquito populations, promote resistance and kill other species that would have acted as a natural predator to mosquitoes.
|How Smuckers and Similac Navigate Non-GMO vs. Organic Brand Strategies|
The Market Strategist - 2/3/2016. By Michal Clements - Organic has been a food trend for many years, and most food brands have a market strategy perspective on the issue, ranging from actively dismissing organic to embracing it wholeheartedly. Just as the “natural” market starts to settle down, a new popular trend has emerged: Non-GMO.
|Sodexo chosen as new food service vendor for UMaine|
Mainebiz - 2/3/2016. The University of Maine System has announced its choice of France-based Sodexo Inc. as the new food service vendor on six of its seven campus locations. Sodexo has not only agreed to UMaine's recent commitment to sourcing 20% of its food locally by the first year of its contract, it hopes to surpass that amount by 2020 with a goal of locally sourcing 25% to 30% of its food.