|Missing Permits Raise Stakes for Escape of AquaBounty's Genetically Engineered Salmon|
Center for Food Safety - 11/21/2013. AquaBounty’s experimental production facility of genetically engineered (GE) salmon in Panama is missing multiple legally required permits and inspections, including a wastewater discharge permit, according to an administrative claim filed today in Panama by the environmental group Centro de Incidencia Ambiental de Panama (CIAM). “These allegations suggest a dangerous pattern of non-compliance and mismanagement by AquaBounty, raising the likelihood of an environmentally damaging escape of these fish,” said George Kimbrell, senior attorney for Center for Food Safety.
|Organic Farmers Bash FDA Restrictions On Manure Use|
National Public Radio - 11/21/2013. By Dan Charles - Many organic farmers are hopping mad at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Their reason? Fertilizer. The FDA, as part of its overhaul of food safety regulations, wants to limit the use of animal manure, which organic farmers call a precious resource and a basis of their farming practices.
|Sale to raise funds for ‘Unique Farms’ project|
Sanford News - 11/21/2013. For the past 17 months, Mary Quinn Doyle, a writer and photographer from West Newfield, has volunteered to travel throughout the state of Maine and visit many unique farms for the nonprofit Unique Maine Farms’ project.