|Imported Pork Recall Highlights Failures of Food Import Inspections|
Food & Water Watch - 1/20/2015. Following news of the USDA’s recent decision to recall nearly 170,000 pounds of imported pork products overlooked for inspection, Food & Water Watch today urged the Obama administration to reject any trade programs that would expedite food imports from other nations.
|US farmers are switching to non-GMO crops and feed|
GM Watch - 1/19/2015. Reports have reached GMWatch that US grain farmers are choosing to grow non-GMO crops because of the “many failures” with GMOs. Farmers are asking, “Why pay 30 to 60 dollars more for traits that don't work?" – namely insect resistance and herbicide tolerance, which have led to insect-resistant pests and herbicide-resistant superweeds.
|Mass Die-Offs of Birds and Fish Increasing In Frequency and Magnitude: Study|
Common Dreams - 1/19/2015. By Sarah Lazare - Mass die-offs of birds, fish, and marine invertebrates have grown increasingly frequent and severe, hiking at a rate of approximately one major mortality event per year over the past seven decades, according to a new study published by Yale, UC Berkeley, and University of San Diego researchers.