|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.
|A Permaculture Guide to Choosing Cover Crops|
Resilience - 4/22/2016. By Toby Hemenway, Pattern Literacy - One of my constant refrains is “Permaculture is a decision making tool for arriving at regenerative solutions.” Here I’m going to show how permaculture can help create strategies for deciding what cover crops to use.
|Climate Change Adds Urgency To Push to Save World’s Seeds|
Yale Environment 360 - 4/21/2016. By Virginia Gewin - In the face of rising temperatures and worsening drought, the world’s repositories of agricultural seeds may hold the key to growing food under increasingly harsh conditions. But keeping these gene banks safe and viable is a complicated and expensive challenge.