|Why Food Belongs in Our Discussions of Race|
Civil Eats - 9/3/2015. By Kristin Wartman - While the Black Lives Matters movement works to put a stop to police violence, another less-visible form of structural violence is taking place all across America.
|Can open data prevent a global food shortage?|
The Guardian [UK] - 9/2/2015. By Sean Hargrave, Media & Tech Network - As the world goes from seven billion mouths to feed to nearly 10 billion by 2050, the pressure is on to produce 70% more food than today without harming the environment. It is a huge task that has prompted the G8 countries and 120 governments and organisations around the world to to set up and support the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative.
|Germany to Ban GE Crops; US Approves GE Potato|
Beyond Pesticides - 9/2/2015. Germany intends to "opt out" of the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops under new European Union (EU) rules regarding GE approvals, moving Germany one step forward to prohibiting GE crops.
|Hawaiians At Increased Risk Of Pesticide Exposure From GMO Crops|
Environmental Working Group - 9/2/2015. Mu Mary Ellen Kustin - Hawaiians have seen firsthand that people near agrichemical companies' test plots of genetically engineered (GMO) crops are at increased risk of being exposed to toxic chemicals that drift off the fields. And they're fighting back.