|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.
|Organic Consumers Association Joins New Organics & Natural Health Trade Association|
Organic Consumers - 2/2/2016. Finland, Minn. - The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today announced that it has joined the Organic & Natural Health Association a new trade group committed http://organicandnatural.org/guiding-principles/ to bringing together “a broad coalition to work towards preserving and advancing the health and well-being of people, animals and plants, and the planet as a whole.”