|Groups: Beware Call for a 'Greener Revolution' From 'Purveyor of Poison'|
Common Dreams - 1/29/2013. By Andrea Germanos - Environmental groups are slamming a call for a "Greener Revolution" from a corporation they call a "purveyor of poison" as a plan for corporate profits above the needs of farmers and the environment, when the kind of real revolution needed in agriculture lies outside of the very agribusinesses that created the problems we have.
|Glyphosate-resistant weed problem extends to more species, more farms|
Farm Industry News - 1/29/2013. The area of U.S. cropland infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds has expanded to 61.2 million acres in 2012, according to a survey conducted by Stratus Agri-Marketing. Nearly half of all U.S. farmers interviewed reported that glyphosate-resistant weeds were present on their farm in 2012, up from 34% of farmers in 2011. The survey also indicates that the rate at which glyphosate-resistant weeds are spreading is gaining momentum; increasing 25% in 2011 and 51% in 2012.
|As dairy farms face challenges, Oakhurst launches campaign to promote Maine|
Bangor Daily News - 1/28/2013. By Whit Richardson - Portland: The closure of Garelick Farm’s dairy production facility in Bangor could have a much more widespread impact on Maine’s dairy industry than originally realized. As a result, Oakhurst Dairy in Portland has launched a marketing campaign to educate consumers on the importance of buying Maine milk and supporting the state’s dairy industry.
|Better than Organic|
Inter Press Service - 1/28/2013. By Gunter Pauli - As the population increases and more land is needed for food, we could divert land from cotton production and get fiber from such sources algae and nettles, says Pauli.