|The plant skyscrapers: Giant greenhouses in city centres to herald a new age of farming|
Daily Mail [UK] - 12/31/2012. By Sean Poulter - Birds Eye and other food producers are investigating growing crops in “plantscrapers.” The ‘vertical farms’ would use an innovative feeding system which nourishes plants with enriched water, therefore cancelling out the need for soil - and the need for food to be grown and harvested in the countryside.
|Local groups among those who sue EPA over rules on pesticide emissions|
Ventura County Star - 12/31/2012. By Cheri Carlson - A suit has been filed in federal court on behalf of groups that allege that new rules on pesticide emissions violate the Clean Air Act, which requires that the state’s pesticide regulatory program does not discriminate on the basis of race. The organizations say air pollution from pesticides disproportionately affects Latino children.
|Sauerkraut an old new-year tradition, and new twist for old Maine farms|
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 12/31/2012. By Ben McCanna - About fermented foods made by the Frost Family of Thirty-Acre Farm in Whitefield and Morse’s Sauerkraut in Waldoboro. The production of sauerkraut and other fermented foods is a growing trend among farmers in Maine, according to agriculture experts.
|From today, packaged food will have ‘GM’ label|
The Hindu - 12/31/2012. Starting Tuesday, consumers will know whether the packaged foods they are buying contains any genetically modified (GM) organism, even as the food processing industry wants more clarity. A Gazette Notification issued by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution mandates packaged food producers to disclose GM ingredients, if used any, in their product.