|Why I will avoid GMO foods in my diet|
Bangor Daily News - 12/31/2015. Op-Ed by Dr. Michael Noonan - From a wellness perspective, I plan to avoid GMO foods. We are told they are fine to eat, but the production of these foods violates the basic wellness principles I was taught and that have served me very well. If you want to stay healthy, stick to the healthiest foods, which means the least processed, naturally raised choices.
|Why It’s So Freaking Difficult for Farmers to Source Organic Feed|
Modern Farmer - 12/31/2015. By Brian Barth - Ask any organic livestock farmer about their number-one challenge and you’re likely to hear a common refrain: Finding a reliable source of organic feed is tough, and it often involves shipping it in by the ton from far away, which makes it expensive – and carbon-intensive.
|10 Ways USDA Can Address Climate Change in 2016|
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 12/30/2015. As 2015 wraps up with a new international agreement on climate change, drought still plagues the west, and much of the country is in the midst of an unseasonably warm holiday season. Meanwhile, farmers and ranchers are already facing devastating impacts from the realities of climate change – including severe floods, extreme heat and drought, and increased pressures from changing disease and pest patterns.