|Winter Farmers Market adds excitement to community spirit|
Foster’s Daily Democrat - 1/25/2014. By Jennifer Puk - Berwick: The town held its first Winter Farmer’s Market last Sunday, bringing together 16 local food and farm-based vendors and attracting about 400 people to the Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
|Argentine Activists Win First Round Against Monsanto Plant|
Inter Press Service - 1/25/2014. By Fabiana Frayssinet - Residents of a town in Argentina have won the first victory in their fight against biotech giant Monsanto, but they are still at battle stations, aware that winning the war is still a long way off. For four months activists in Malvinas Argentinas, a town in the central province of Cordoba, have maintained a blockade of the construction site where the U.S. transnational company is building the world’s biggest maize seed treatment plant.
|Demand for new cropland may top safe environmental limit – report|
Reuters - 1/24/2014. By Megan Rowling - Demand for new land to grow crops could lead to the conversion of natural areas close to the size of Brazil by 2050, potentially exceeding the level beyond which there is a risk of irreversible and abrupt environmental change, a U.N. report said on Friday.
|Farm Groups Sue to Stop Data Disclosure|
Roll Call - 1/24/2014. By Philip Brasher - Even as they raise concerns about corporate use of farm data, farm groups are turning to Congress to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from releasing information that it compiles on agricultural operations it regulates.