|Chemical Safety Bill Could Help Protect Monsanto Against Legal Claims|
The New York Times - 2/29/2016. By Eric Lipton - Washington: Facing hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits, the giant biotechnology company Monsanto last year received a legislative gift from the House of Representatives, a one-paragraph addition to a sweeping chemical safety bill that could help shield it from legal liability for a toxic chemical only it made.
|How a Chinese acquisition could put genetically modified foods on menu|
Christian Science Monitor - 2/29/2016. By Stuart Leavenworth - Beijing: State-owned ChemChina plans to purchase Syngenta, a Swiss producer of pesticides and genetically engineered seeds. If finalized, the $43 billion deal would be China’s largest overseas acquisition to date, possibly easing domestic concerns over the introduction here of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
|No, GMO Labeling Won’t Increase Food Prices|
EcoWatch - 2/29/2016. By Scott Faber - William James, the father of modern psychology, once said, “There’s nothing so absurd, that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.” This must be the strategy of genetically engineered or GMO labeling opponents who continue to falsely claim that labeling will cost the average family $500 a year.
|Local food co-op a good, economic option for those food dollars|
Bangor Daily News - 2/28/2016. By Julia Bayly - Fort Kent - According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average household in this country spends about 13 percent of its annual income on groceries. For many, making those food dollars stretch as far as possible is a priority that often means hitting sales at large chain or big-box stores. Stacey Martin, manager of the Market Street Co-op in Fort Kent, believes there is a better, healthier alternative that is just as cost efficient.