|Study finds GM corn disturbs immune system of mice|
Organic Consumers - 12/24/2008.Italy's National Institute of Research on Food and Nutrition recently published a report online in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry documenting significant disturbances in the immune system of young and old mice that have been fed the genetically modified corn MON 810.
|Bee learning behavior affected by eating toxin from GE corn|
Organic Consumers - 12/24/2008.A recent study found that honey bees fed on the active form of purified Cry1Ab protein, the genetically modified protein found in GM Bt corn, can be affected in the learning responses necessary to associate nectar sources with odorants.
|Maine Farmland Trust eyes $1m loan to buy land|
Kennebec Journal - 12/24/2008.Maine Farmland Trust soon will receive a special $1 million loan from the Maine Community Foundation. Funds will be used to support the Trust's "buy/protect/sell" program, through which it purchases farms threatened by development.
|(Maine) shrimp’s jumbo appeal|
Bangor Daily News - 12/24/2008.It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It also happens to be the holiday season, but in this specific instance we’re talking about wild Maine shrimp, the tiny, briny delicacy harvested in the Gulf of Maine during the coldest winter months.