|Pest blights India's GM cotton crop, fuelling debate over risks|
Reuters - 10/9/2015. By Rajendra Jadhav and Rupam Jain Nair - Two Indian states are suffering the first major pest infestation since the country adopted genetically modified cotton in 2002, raising concerns over the vulnerability of the lab-grown seeds that yield nearly all of the cotton in the world's top producer.
|Maine still searching for source of E. Coli infections|
Sun Journal - 10/9/2015. By Christopher Williams - State officials said Friday at a news conference that they have not yet linked a recent deadly E. coli infection to agricultural fairs or petting zoos, but they matched the same strain to two recent Androscoggin County toddlers and said they were working with state agriculture leaders on ways to alert the public to the potential connection.
|Keep the Soil in Organic|
The Cornucopia Institute - 10/9/2015. By Dave Chapman - Our efforts to keep hydroponic produce out of organic certification continues. There are now several lawsuits against the NOP (National Organic Program), brought by a number of national organizations that fear we are losing the integrity of the national standards. As the USDA continues to water down the organic standards, customers continue to lose confidence in the organic label.