|U.S. environmentalists sue to overturn approval of GMO salmon|
Reuters - 3/31/2016. By Tom Polansek - U.S. health regulators are facing a lawsuit from a coalition of environmental organizations seeking to overturn the government's landmark approval of a type of genetically engineered salmon to be farmed for human consumption.
|Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too|
Nautilus - 3/31/2016. By Anne Bilke and David R. Montgomery - Most of us are familiar with the much-maligned Western diet and its mainstay of processed food products found in the middle aisles of the grocery store. Some of us beeline for the salty chips and others for the sugar-packed cereals. But we are not the only ones eating junk food. An awful lot of crops grown in the developed world eat a botanical version of this diet – main courses of conventional fertilizers with pesticide sides.
|Monsanto’s Media Machine Comes To Washington|
Huffington Post - 3/31/2016. By Paul Thacker - The media and partnerships division of the venerable magazine Scientific American hosted a panel Thursday at the National Press Club featuring journalists and scientists. The event, cosponsored by a group called GMO Answers, focuses on whether science is “explained fairly in the media.” What might be less apparent is that GMO Answers requires some explanation itself: The group is a project of agricultural biotech firms meant to buttress the industry’s reputation.