|Monsanto settles farmer lawsuits over experimental GMO wheat|
Reuters - 11/12/2014. By Carey Gillam - Monsanto Co said on Wednesday it reached a settlement with U.S. wheat farmers who sued the seed company over market disruption after unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered growing without oversight in Oregon.
|Protect Those Who Protect Our Food|
The New York Times - 11/12/2014. Op-Ed by Jacob E. Gersen and Benjamin I. Sachs, Cambridge, Mass. - Every year, 5.5 million people are sickened by norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal bug. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, norovirus is the leading cause of food-borne illness in the United States and is spread primarily by “infected food workers.” Last year cooks, waiters and other workers were involved in about 70 percent of the outbreaks.
|Back-To-The-Future Agriculture: 'Farming Like the Earth Matters'|
Common Dreams - 11/12/2014. By Courtney White - It is easy to forget that once upon a time all agriculture was organic, grassfed, and regenerative. Seed saving, composting, fertilizing with manure, polycultures, no-till and raising livestock entirely on grass - all of which we associate today with sustainable food production - was the norm in the “old days” of merely a century ago. And somehow we managed to feed ourselves and do so in a manner that followed nature’s model of regeneration.
|New Guide Warns of ‘Dirty Dozen’ Food Additives|
Environmental Working Group - 11/12/2014. Environmental Working Group today published a new Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives designed to help people figure out which additives to avoid and why.