|Vermont’s GMO Legacy: Pesticides, Polluted Water & Climate Destruction|
Regeneration Vermont - 6/28/2016. By Will Allen - Vermont has proven itself to be a leader when it comes to showing its concern over the use of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture and food production. It was the first state in the nation to pass GMO-labeling legislation, forcing food corporations nationwide to scramble and prepare to meet the law’s requirements when it takes effect in July 2016. But, in many ways, the passage of this historic law has left a false impression that it “solved” the GMO problem in the state. Nothing could be further from the truth.
|How to Revive Local Agriculture in the United States|
The Atlantic - 6/27/2016. By Yoni Appelbaum - “I think this administration has really missed their chance to do some innovative things, but also to help the rural economy,” Representative Chellie Pingree said on Monday. The Maine Democrat is upset that even as demand for local, sustainable, and organic agriculture has boomed, the Obama administration has done little to support the efforts of small farmers to supply it. In her view, it’s a wasted opportunity.
|Gerber Takes On Organic, 'Natural' Baby Food Competitors In New Campaign|
Mediapost Agency Daily - 6/27/2016. By Larissa Faw - Gerber is introducing a new campaign to help recapture lost share in the baby food category. In recent years, Gerber has battled Earth's Best Organic, Plum Organics and Ell's Kitchen, among others, as moms increasingly focus on using only the healthiest ingredients for their babies.